Bathing In The French Culture Of Tokyo’s Kagurazaka District

Bathing in the French culture of Tokyo’s Kagurazaka district“To err is human. To loaf is Parisian,” said the French writer Victor Hugo. Although seasoned in erring and loafing, I cannot attest that he nailed Paris. But loafing is tres a la mode in Kagurazaka, a shopping and dining area in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward that is famed for its touch of French culture.

Tiburon Bayfront Home A Homage To Japanese Architecture

Tiburon bayfront home a homage to Japanese architectureArchitecture, fine art and culture converge atop solid bedrock in Paradise Cay. Set at the northeastern edge of Tiburon’s peninsula overlooking San Francisco Bay, a striking display of Japanese architecture overlooks boat slips and the sea.
Alfred Klyce, a fourth generation Mill Valley architect who trained in Japan, designed 225 Martinique Ave., a four-bedroom revolving around an open-air courtyard.

Authentic Sumo Hot Pot That Nurtures Mightiest Champion Lands In Hong Kong

Authentic sumo hot pot that nurtures mightiest champion lands in Hong KongMore than 1,000 Japanese restaurants call Hong Kong home, but the newest one may be a bit special to one of the nation's finest athletes -- and to the government in Tokyo.
The eatery was brought over by a record-holding sumo wrestling grand champion, Hakuho Sho, who made a rare visit to the Chinese territory Tuesday for the debut of a restaurant that specializes in an authentic hot pot dish that nurtured his career, body and strength.

Subaru: Save The Date For A Meaningful Plate

Subaru: Save the Date for a Meaningful PlateDining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® is a restaurant-based event with a truly scrumptious call to action: Dine at one of the 3,000 participating restaurants in more than 60 cities across North America on Thursday, April 27th* and that restaurant will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services in their city.

Granny Calls The Shots On Seafood Dishes Based On Mom's Recipes

Granny calls the shots on seafood dishes based on mom's recipesTokiko Suzuki, affectionately known as "Granny Tokiko" on TV cooking programs, credits her mother Chiyo for her skills in the kitchen.
“She taught me most of the dishes that people keep telling me are delicious," says the 92-year-old Suzuki. “She was called O-Chiyo-san. Being the youngest of six siblings, I was always by her side.”

Quinoa Rainbow Sushi

Quinoa rainbow sushiINGREDIENTS
110g (1/2 cup) red quinoa
250ml (1 cup) water
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 beetroot, peeled
1 carrot, peeled
1 small red capsicum, deseeded
3 small yellow squash
1/2 avocado
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 nori sheets
Tamari, to serve

Granny Tokiko’s Tasty Take On 3 Seasonal Spinach Dishes

Granny Tokiko’s tasty take on 3 seasonal spinach dishesTokiko Suzuki, 92, is affectionately known as “Granny Tokiko” on TV cooking programs, such as NHK’s “Kyo no Ryori,” in which she has appeared for more than four decades.
Suzuki was born in present-day Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, in 1924. After offering cooking lessons at home, she debuted as a cooking expert at the age of 46. She specializes in home cooking, mainly Japanese cuisine, with a seasonal focus.

Japanese Crispy Chicken Bowl

Japanese crispy chicken bowlTurn your favourite sushi roll into a tasty rice bowl with this Japanese-inspired crispy chicken dish.

1 1/2 cups (300g) medium-grain rice
Vegetable oil, to shallow fry
600g Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken Breast Schnitzel
150g snow peas, trimmed, thickly sliced
4 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Eggs, fried
1/4 cup (70g) drained pickled ginger
1 carrot, cut into long matchsticks
1 avocado, stone removed, peeled, sliced
1 nori sheet, finely shredded
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Sapporo Snow Festival Opens, Featuring Trump Sculpture Among Others

Sapporo snow festival opens, featuring Trump sculpture among othersThe annual Sapporo snow festival began Monday in the Hokkaido capital, featuring 200 sculptures made from snow and ice, including one of new U.S. President Donald Trump.
Over 2 million people are expected to visit the weeklong 68th Sapporo Snow Festival, which is held at three sites in the city and runs through Feb. 12.

Rice Toppings With Back Stories To Tell, ‘kiriae’ And ‘yatara’

Rice toppings with back stories to tell, ‘kiriae’ and ‘yatara’Getting children to eat nutritious food that may be tasty but not exactly easy on the eyes can be a challenge, as any parent knows. But attaching a story to those dishes can work wonders.
DAIDOCO, a team of three in the food business who try to maintain the tradition of local dishes, also know the power a good story can have when it comes to food.