Rice And Bamboo Shoots, Sweet Yet Bitter, Heralds Arrival Of Spring

Rice and bamboo shoots, sweet yet bitter, heralds arrival of spring

Although it was not quite in season yet, the freshly parboiled bamboo shoot tasted amazingly sweet. The subtle tang in the aftertaste suggested the arrival of spring.

Rice cooked with large pieces of bamboo shoots, complete with the vivid young leaf buds of Japanese pepper, is also a feast for the eyes.

Momoiro Clover Z Take A Trip In Pv For 'sweet Wanderer'

Momoiro Clover Z take a trip in PV for 'Sweet Wanderer'

Momoiro Clover Z have revealed the PV for their song "Sweet Wanderer."

"Sweet Wanderer" was released on December 21 as the fifth part of the group's five month consecutive new song release project. They performed it for the first time on December 24 at their Christmas concert 'Momoiro Christmas 2018' at Saitama Super Arena. Directed by Yamato Yuki, the PV shows the four members taking a trip. 

Lisa's In And Around Tokyo: Tomigaya--for Chocolate, It Hits The Sweet Spot Every Time

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Tomigaya--For chocolate, it hits the sweet spot every time

Such mysterious names! Bamboo Shoot's Village, Mushroom's Rural Settlement and Small Branch? And, English names that give no hint of the product, like Look, Black Thunder and Koala's March?

Well, Choco Baby, Pocky, and Toppo lend a little connection to its naming as you might be able to imagine the outline of the product. Tirol chocolate? Now we're getting somewhere--finally, a name that conjures up a connection. The Swiss are famous for consuming about 10 kilograms of chocolate per person each year. Wait, the Tirol Alps are in Austria. Well, close enough.

Guide Shares Sweet Stories From Skytree

Guide shares sweet stories from Skytree

The Yomiuri Shimbun Today marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of the 634-meter-high Tokyo Skytree, located in Sumida Ward, Tokyo. The number of visitors to the tower's observation decks is expected to reach 30 million by the end of this fiscal year.

Since the opening, observation deck guide Koto Sakai, 31, has witnessed various human relationships develop on the tower. On a weekend in mid-May, she snaked her way through the crowds and approached a family on the Tenbo Deck, the tower's first observation floor.

Figs Of Aichi Prefecture Offer Soft, Sweet Surprise

Figs of Aichi Prefecture offer soft, sweet surpriseFigs delight the taste buds with their rich, sweet flavor and dazzle the eyes when split open to reveal soft, grainy pulps. When it comes to fig production, Aichi Prefecture leads the nation.
Aichi produced 2,734 tons of figs in 2013, or about 20 percent of the total domestic production. The Nishi-Mikawa area in central Aichi produces more figs than any other part of the prefecture, thanks to its mild climate, long hours of daylight, fertile soil and well-developed irrigation system.

Gai Laan With Sweet Miso Dressing

Gai laan with sweet miso dressingLighten up with this crisp Chinese broccoli side, ready in 15 minutes!

2 bunches gai laan, washed (see note)
1 tablespoon white miso paste
2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Photo : Sweet Ai Aoki

Photo : Sweet Ai AokiJiyugaoka Sweets Ambassador Ai Aoki, former Japan synchronized swimmer, crawls out from a house made of sweets in Tokyo’s Jiyugaoka district, on Tuesday.

Sweet Miso Steak With Ramen

Sweet miso steak with ramenIngredients
100g miso paste (see notes)
1/3 cup (80ml) mirin (see notes)
1/3 firmly packed cup (80g) brown sugar
500g beef rump, sliced
270g ramen noodles (see notes)
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
350g mixed Asian mushrooms
250g snow peas, blanched, refreshed, sliced on an angle
2 spring onions, thinly sliced

Sony New Laser Projectors Deliver Image Quality

Sony New Laser Projectors Deliver Image Quality in the “Sweet-spot” Brightness Range with Quietest Operation in its ClassSony is broadening its line of laser light source (Z-Phosphor™) projectors in the mid-brightness range with three new models between 4,100 and 6,000 lumens. The new models are the VPL-FWZ65 (6,000lm WXGA); VPL-FWZ60 (5,000lm WXGA); and the VPL-FHZ57 (4,100lm WUXGA).