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Taste of Midtown East

When I found out that Scoopt St was organizing the Taste of Midtown East, I just had to mark my calendar, gather a few friends, grab the deal. After having such a great time at their Taste of 7th Street crawl in February, I knew this going to be a fun time as well. The...

NY JapanTown Soul Food Festival

This past Sunday, I went to the Upper East Side to explore the NY JapanTown Soul Food Festival. It’s the last installment of JapanTown’s three-part series of festivals. This Soul Food Festival highlights the local Japanese dishes or “soul food” unique to specific regions of Japan, in particular, the regional specialties of Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost...

NY JapanTown Healty Food and Green Festival

Yesterday was the NY JapanTown Health Food and Green Festival. The festival took place in Midtown, on Madison Avenue between 43rd and 45th streets. Promoting a healthy lifestyle using Japanese ingredients and cooking methods, the festival aims to enlighten New Yorkers about the many wholesome foods and flavors of Japan and how to incorporate them...

Natto

[noun.] Natto is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. It is high is protein and Vitamin K. It’s also a good source of iron. Anyway, Natto has a pretty high nutritional value. (More information is available here.) Note: Natto is an acquired taste. It has a powerful and distinctive smell that some people...

Japanese Beef Bowl

We were in the mood for some simple Japanese cooking. The following recipe was based on a recipe found in a Japanese cookbook. We made a few modifications due to our lack of the original ingredients. Usually, sake and Mirin cooking sake would be used. However, since we did not have any in the kitchen...

Destination Miami: Planet Sushi

I think it was the atmosphere and the layout of this restaurant that caught my attention first. It had a very hip and trendy feel to it. The furniture was monotone, but the splash of pinkish light from the sushi bar in the back made the restaurant vibrant. The restaurant was pretty dimly light in...

Destination Miami: Sushi Siam

Sushi Siam (located on 647 Lincoln Road) It was our second night in Miami, and we decided to check out another restaurant on Lincoln Road. Sushi Siam. Just as the name of the restaurant suggested, it offered a combination of Japanese and Thai food. There was a lot of outdoor seating. Peeking in through the...

Destination Miami: Sushi Samba

It was my first night at Miami. I was tired, grouchy and hungry when I arrived at the Miami International Airport. My flight was delayed for a lovely 2 hours and by the time I got off the plane the sun was already down. Once we got to South Beach, we checked into the hotel,...

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