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Happy 2012!

January 10, 2012

Did you make any resolutions this year?  While I could probably do without dessert for a few weeks and work out more, this post isn’t about dieting.  It is about my love for sharing food with others.  One of my resolutions for 2012 is to update this blog more.  Significantly more than last year.  I saw a quote online recently that I decided to make my motto: “Eat Well, Travel Often.”  TM and I often travel with our stomachs and I am lucky to have found someone willing to share this motto with me.

Our first adventure of 2012 starts this weekend to the Aloha State where TM grew up.  It’s been awhile since we’ve been back to the islands and our list of places to eat is twenty-one places deep.  Twenty-one!  We’ve got breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and late night snacks planned out for the short time we’re there and I plan to diligently blog about our journey.

I apologize because I’ve probably shared this picture before but poke is one of the things I crave the most when I think about food from the islands.  It is a raw fish salad (usually yellowfin tuna) served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine.   We love picking it up from Foodland or other places and eating it with rice.  The last time we were back, we practically went straight from the airport to buy poke to eat as part of our first meal.  I am hoping this time we can do the same!

Back to the Westside!

September 9, 2009

 NYC was amazing

The food, as you can see, was also amazing.

Depa Chika

May 19, 2009

There are many great stores attached to the train and bus stations in Japan so you never need to go outside if the weather is undesirable.  It tends to be extremely humid during the summer and it snows during the winter so there are many days that you would rather not fight the elements.

The basement of department stores are known to have wonderful food courts and stations to buy food.  Many people grab lunch in these basements or dinner on the way home.  They are called “depa chika” for short.  (department basement)


I love looking at the displays because everything is about presentation in Japan.  My aunt had told me that she was making maki sushi for dinner that night otherwise, I definitely would’ve loved to try one of these.


You can also buy various kinds of rice according to weight.

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They have almost every kind of Japanese food imaginable!  Tempura, tonkatsu, sushi, etc.


After you are done eating your meal, they always have some wonderful dessert waiting for you too!

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