Category Archives: Food

We need food and water for sustenance, but why stop there. If there is one thing that can bring people together it is food.

Tea Party: NYC Alice Meet

alice in wonderland eat me cookies

I had sooooo much fun this past week. Yesterday was like the cherry on top! So many photos from Fashion Week, Alice in Wonderland Ballet and the Alice Tea Party. Since Wonderland is an appropriate metaphor for the adventures, and … Continue reading

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Tea Party: Kimura U @ Anime Next

kimura u kokokim fashion designer

Its been several weeks but I am still star struck from meeting Kawaii Ambassador and Fashion Designer, Kimura U. She is as bright and bubbly in person as I imagined. Her new fashion brand, Kokokim, is booming. You can now … Continue reading

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Tokyo Day 5: Japanese Breakfast Feast

onsen resort breakfast in hakone japan

Since it is taking me a while to get back into the swing of blogging after the move, and being able to sew again is a few weeks off, I wondered what to post about.  Then a little voice inside … Continue reading

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2013 Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo

candy made to look like nigiri sushi

On October 12th, New York Mutual Trading’s 20th annual Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. It was my second time attending and like last year the crowd was outstanding.  You had to carefully snake your … Continue reading

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When it Rains it Pours… Sake Of Course

cases of dassai sake at astor wines

Having a friend who works for a sake brewery is a fantastic and dangerous thing :)  Last weekend went to support my friend at the Astor Wines Dassai Sake Tasting.  Came home with 2 cases myself.  Kanpai!  Keep the sake … Continue reading

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NYC Joy of Sake 10th Anniversary

sake tasting cup at joy of sake new york

 

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Tokyo Travel Tips

tokyo tips for my friends

A couple colleagues at work are planning trips to Japan in the coming days.  They asked me for some recommendations before they go.  Got to thinking this weekend and here are my top tips. Credit Card + International Fees Check all your … Continue reading

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Tokyo Omiyage: Grilled Shrimp Crackers

japanese shrimp crackers

Wasabi mame, sesame peanuts, kokeshi rice crackers… if you thought that was all I brought back from Asakusa, guess again.  Add to the list shrimp crackers.  I pulled out my kanji book and these beauties are called 千枚焼 えび, which … Continue reading

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Tokyo Day 4: Gora Kadan Dinner

kaiseki cuisine in hakone japan

I took a bit of a detour from posting all our amazing Tokyo vacation experiences. Hard to believe that the trip was 2 months ago already.  But the memories are still fresh in my mind.  It was certainly a time … Continue reading

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Tokyo Omiyage: Kokeshi Crackers

asakusa omiyage treats

If you are looking for something unique and enjoyable to bring back as gifts from Tokyo you MUST visit Asakusa.  We bought a bag of this and a bag of that – and so far every single purchase has been … Continue reading

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