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Surviving In Japan on a Budget: Natto

I went to Kyoto and Osaka over the weekend, and came back basically broke. This is probably because I have a bad habit of spending unreasonable amounts of money on food while I’m on vacation. In any event, this means that I now have 7000 yen to my name, which has to see me through … Continue reading


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s… a steamed pork bun?

I want to tell you a story, so that you will understand why today’s topic holds such a special place in my heart. There was a big, long period of my life during which I rarely wore skirts of my own free will. What ruined this tomboy streak for me was coming to Japan as … Continue reading

Let’s learn to make Tamagoyaki (your future may depend on it)

Tamagoyaki (literally “fried egg”) is perhaps best described as a rolled omelet. Those who frequent sushi restaurants will recognize it as the sweetened egg that tops egg sushi. It’s good for breakfast or as a side dish at dinner, but it seems to be most popular as a lunch item, as it’s quite delicious cold. … Continue reading

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