Making Kiritampo in Akita, Japan (TBT)

Kiritampo is one of the most popular regional foods in Akita. It’s starting to gain traction in other regions now (I even saw a kiritampo nabe place in Tokyo!), but if you don’t know what it is, it’s basically just mashed rice on a stick that’s grilled. And it makes sense, considering that Akita itself is known for its high quality rice… But the actual process, though it sounds simple, […]

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Starbucks American Cherry Pie Frappuccino

You know, for as much as I say I don’t go to Starbucks, I’ve kind of been going to Starbucks a lot lately. As I’ve said many times before, I’m a sucker for limited edition snacks/drinks/any kind of promotion that comes out. However, Starbucks drinks don’t usually catch my eye. They’ve had some interesting sounding drinks, but nothing that I’d rush over to try… Until I saw the American Cherry […]

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Instant Yakisoba Noodles

My current school schedule doesn’t leave much time for me to cook sometimes. I’m trying to prep my meals better and eat healthier, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Which means that, a lot of time time, I end up eating a classic one-man Japanese dish: instant noodles. Because of this, I get to try a lot of instant noodle brands and options. Whenever I get the chance, I’ll […]

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“Kill Bill Restaurant” Gonpachi in Nishiazabu

My mom came to visit me again in March. Because she had already visited me last year and we had already went around Tokyo after I graduated, I was struggling to find things to do with her that we hadn’t done before. We had already done all of the typical Tokyo tourist stuff, so I tried to find new things. I threw around the idea of themed restaurants, but a […]

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Elementary School Lunch (Kyuushoku) in March

Can you believe I finished my year? I’m still in shock. Despite some of the problems I’ve had, I’ve really enjoyed my time working here. Onto the last edition of my monthly school lunches for March. I think that, if you have the opportunity, you should opt into eating school lunches. Not only does it allow you to eat things you may not normally eat, but it also strengthens your […]

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How to Buy Cheap Fruits in Japan

I hate reading things from people on the Internet who say you can’t find fruit in Japan… This isn’t true. While it’s not a tropical fruit paradise like some of Southeast Asia, and fruits aren’t as cheap as in America, they are out there and there are plenty of them. To be fair, one of my least favorite parts about living in Japan is how expensive import fruits are. Yesterday, […]

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