Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
2/12/10 2:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You're making ME hungry too!
emoticon

~ Pam
TW1NKLES's Photo TW1NKLES Posts: 232
2/9/10 1:51 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I *love* sushi and other Japanese food. My husband and I consider ourselves the sushi experts of our city :)
Also love Japanese noodles, snack foods, desserts, milk tea... YUM.
Now I'm hungry!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am the trigger. I choose my final way. Whether I bloom or fall is up to me. I am the trigger.

Do you want to stay the way you are today?


 current weight: 248.0 
 
310
276.25
242.5
208.75
175
STEVIE281 SparkPoints: (4,003)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1,806
12/19/09 3:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Loved the curry!

CORRINER's Photo CORRINER SparkPoints: (23,989)
Fitness Minutes: (27,123)
Posts: 1,329
12/19/09 2:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
On a slightly side note: I was at a seminar :Doing Business in Asia" a few years back. The presenter was a man who worked for GE who has facilities all of the world. From his knowledge and experience, Japan was the only country in the entire world where you go eat food from a street vendor and not be concerned with germs or food poisoning. He included the U.S. in that, he felt that only the Japanese had the cleanliness standards that would allow you to eat with confidence anywhere.

For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11 (NKJV)
Team Leader: Elongated Penny Smashers.
BUENITA's Photo BUENITA Posts: 63
12/19/09 2:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree. Unagi-don was my fave! Yummers. I am going to have to double my effort at working in Japanese food into my daily lifestyle. The one thing I didn't learn in Japan propperly was how to cook Japanese.

I can make okonomiyaki, sushi, miso soup (kinda), brown rice, and sukiyaki. Shabu shabu close behind.

The hardest thing to me is the broths that make the over all flavor. (sigh.) If I resort to buying the broth usually I have to put up with incredible amounts of sodium too. I don't mind but my scale does.

Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind. ~Zen Proverb Quote


 current weight: 241.0 
 
245
222.5
200
177.5
155
CORRINER's Photo CORRINER SparkPoints: (23,989)
Fitness Minutes: (27,123)
Posts: 1,329
12/19/09 2:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
unagi - anyway you can find it. I especially like the canned from Hamanako when we can find it. The best place we had it was a little place near Yokohama: your choices, unagi or unagi with shishimi. It was just wonderful fresh.
Here we usually can only get the frozen stuff from China and pardon me, not to offend the Chinese, but it's just not as good. When we go to Hawaii or LA we scout out the Hamanako canned stuff and hoard it. We got a care package from Auntie in HI in the mail last week and they were able to secure 3 cans this year.

For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11 (NKJV)
Team Leader: Elongated Penny Smashers.
RIORIOGIRL's Photo RIORIOGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,756)
Posts: 1,377
11/15/09 8:12 P

Send Private Message
Reply


Mushi cakes or crepes filled with custard etc., ???

rioriogirl

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


 current weight: 136.0 
 
178
164.75
151.5
138.25
125
STEVIE281 SparkPoints: (4,003)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1,806
11/15/09 2:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I used to love Poky Sticks and the pancakes with fillings ( i have forgotten what they're called.

Edited by: STEVIE281 at: 11/22/2009 (11:19)
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
11/15/09 2:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
YUM!

~ Pam
RIORIOGIRL's Photo RIORIOGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,756)
Posts: 1,377
11/14/09 4:27 P

Send Private Message
Reply


Yummy...rice balls with red beans...my favorite cheap meal while in Tokyo...besides fresh made sushi from street store fronts...sushi on the go... emoticon

rioriogirl

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


 current weight: 136.0 
 
178
164.75
151.5
138.25
125
STEVIE281 SparkPoints: (4,003)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1,806
11/12/09 9:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's a donburi-style dish but done with eel. Simplicity at its best. Rice, eel that has been sauteed, and some pickled vegetable. I usually buy mine but, will research some japanese cookbooks for the site.

EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
11/12/09 2:51 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What is unagari? Is that something made with eel? I love eel...

Now, about riceballs. I'm an indifferent cook and don't enjoy cooking, but what secrets can you share about making yummy riceballs (that stay together)? I'm a fan of rice too.
emoticon

~ Pam
STEVIE281 SparkPoints: (4,003)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1,806
11/11/09 3:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I used to eat unagari but now that I have gone veg I love riceballs!

RIORIOGIRL's Photo RIORIOGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,756)
Posts: 1,377
10/27/09 9:49 P

Send Private Message
Reply


Boy, I'm glad to hear that emoticon

Thank you for your research... emoticon

rioriogirl

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


 current weight: 136.0 
 
178
164.75
151.5
138.25
125
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
10/27/09 4:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here's something I found from OnlineConversion.com:

"Are you reading a nutritional label? If so, a Calorie is the same as a kcal.

The nutritional Calorie is 1000 standard calories. A kcal is a kilocalorie which is 1000 calories. So a nutritional Calorie is the same as a kcal.

Notice the capitalization, the nutritional Calorie is capitalized, while the standard calorie is not. Very confusing I know."

So I guess they're the same?

~ Pam
RIORIOGIRL's Photo RIORIOGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,756)
Posts: 1,377
10/27/09 12:20 A

Send Private Message
Reply

Everything over there is in the: kcal format...I don't know how many calories per kcal ???

Maybe I don't want too... emoticon

rioriogirl

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


 current weight: 136.0 
 
178
164.75
151.5
138.25
125
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
10/26/09 2:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'll have to trust you on that! emoticon

~ Pam
RIORIOGIRL's Photo RIORIOGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,756)
Posts: 1,377
10/25/09 6:15 P

Send Private Message
Reply


The rich,thick sweet taste of high grade green tea power mixed with milk....yummy emoticon

rioriogirl

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


 current weight: 136.0 
 
178
164.75
151.5
138.25
125
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
10/25/09 2:07 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hurray to getting a small fix of Matcha!
emoticon
I don't think they have that around here. What makes Matcha Milk craveable?

Edited by: EX-WIMPIE at: 10/25/2009 (02:08)
~ Pam
RIORIOGIRL's Photo RIORIOGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,756)
Posts: 1,377
10/24/09 8:03 P

Send Private Message
Reply

Craving my favorite Matcha Milk tea drink from Seiyu grocery store....Had small sample of matcha ice cream today at Marukai Grocery Store.. emoticon

Edited by: RIORIOGIRL at: 10/24/2009 (20:03)
rioriogirl

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


 current weight: 136.0 
 
178
164.75
151.5
138.25
125
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
8/27/09 1:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've never had any of those but they sound tasty! And the lemon sorbet in chilled plum wine is something even I CAN fix without a disaster.
emoticon

~ Pam
ALDABATEUSE's Photo ALDABATEUSE SparkPoints: (6,825)
Fitness Minutes: (3,900)
Posts: 195
8/26/09 2:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Eel roll's something I didn't see until I went to a Japanese restaurant here in Switzerland (also very pricey). They also serve saba shioyaki (salt grilled mackerel) and my brother's favorite, yakitori (grilled chicken and leek skewers glazed in a sticky teriyaki sauce). Last year (we go every year for my sister's birthday) she and I had lemon sorbet served in chilled plum wine--it was delicious, light and refreshing. Every once in a while, it's worth it to splurge.

Edited by: ALDABATEUSE at: 8/26/2009 (14:33)
The Swiss Alien Aldabateuse


 current weight: 508.0 
 
530
498.75
467.5
436.25
405
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
8/26/09 11:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
heh heh.. Exploding nori! emoticon

Ah, it would be wonderful to go to Japan! Alas, I can't afford it either--yet. I live in a suburb of St.Paul, Minnesota (Twin Cities, a.k.a. "Minneapolis" according to the lazy and insulting media), and we have an Indian restaurant, mega Chinese restaurants, a couple of Vietnamese restaurants, but... the only two Japanese restaurants are a good 20 miles away and very pricey. *sigh* They sell sushi at two of the grocery stores in my area, so that's what I get. At one store I've actually watched a Japanese woman making the sushi, and that's the store I usually go to. Tastes better too. Still, I'm sure the sushi has been "Americanized" or "Minnesota-ized", so I'm not sure how genuine it is. My favorite is the eel roll, and I love eel sauce!
emoticon

~ Pam
ALDABATEUSE's Photo ALDABATEUSE SparkPoints: (6,825)
Fitness Minutes: (3,900)
Posts: 195
8/25/09 11:15 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I guess that I'm spoiled--I used to live in Sunnyvale, California, and the high school I went to had a 35% Asian student population, so you can imagine how many Japanese, Chinese and Indian restaurants and shops there are. Even in Geneva there's a well-stocked Japanese food store with an inexpensive sushi bar.
If it's any consolation, the first time my family and I tried to make California rolls the nori split down the center and all we had was a mess. A delicious mess, but the rice was everywhere. I think if I really went looking I could still find petrified rice grains on the kitchen cubboards. emoticon

But, oh, gosh, I would LOVE to go to Japan and just eat and eat and eat. But alas, I can't afford it.

Edited by: ALDABATEUSE at: 8/25/2009 (11:16)
The Swiss Alien Aldabateuse


 current weight: 508.0 
 
530
498.75
467.5
436.25
405
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
8/24/09 12:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
All that food sounds so FANTASTIC! *sigh* I'd need to find somewhere around here that has it, because I'm sure I'd ruin the food if I tried to make it. We had a do-it-yourself sushi party and the food was a DISASTER!

~ Pam
MEQA312's Photo MEQA312 Posts: 20
8/23/09 9:52 P

My SparkPage
Reply
Let's see here, when I was in Japan, everyday for lunch I ate Kitsune Soba. I loved it so much. The sweet tofu skin and the little slice of fish cake. Fantastic! A very simple meal but one of my favourites. I also loved the riceballs that I would buy from the convini and there was a place called Tomato Onion near me that had a fantastic tofu burger thing. It wasn't quite what we know of as a tofu burger, but fantastic all the same. And I LOVED Fanta Melon. I can't find it here in America and I fear that I will have to buy it online or return(heaven forbid :O HA) to Japan to get it. The ramen shops that I visited, I would love to get eggs and corn in my soup. I also loved that the pizza places there didn't use mozzarella cheese. They used CAMEMBERT! It was strange and delicious at the same time. Also tuna and corn on pizza. Strange and yet really good! And I didn't think I would ever like it, but shredded cabbage as a replacement in salad is the best! One of my favourite things to eat is plain shredded lettuce with a little bit of dressing.

Being in Japan definitely broadened my food horizons. I can't wait to go back and enjoy all my favourite fattening foods enmasse. Lucky for me, I will probably spend a lot of my time walking from food shop to food shop. I will burn it off :)

I am done being what I am.


 current weight: 157.8 
 
248
218.5
189
159.5
130
ALDABATEUSE's Photo ALDABATEUSE SparkPoints: (6,825)
Fitness Minutes: (3,900)
Posts: 195
8/23/09 11:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oyako Donburi is basically an omelette with leeks, mirin, soy sauce, sugar and chicken (it's slightly sweet and very filling) served over hot rice while the eggs are still slightly runny (they cook over the rice). Inari zushi is aburage (I think...), deep fried tofu pouches that are cooked in a a teriyaki-like sauce, then stuffed with sushi rice (or brown rice). I buy these at Whole Foods-I've never suceeded in making them. Yet! And tamago maki is rolled Japanese omelette wrapped in rice and nori (like a CA roll). I have a sweet tooth, and all these savory dishes are just slightly sweet, and soooo good.

The Swiss Alien Aldabateuse


 current weight: 508.0 
 
530
498.75
467.5
436.25
405
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
8/22/09 2:28 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tell me more, ALDABATEUSE! I'm not familiar with those dishes, but they sound interesting.
emoticon

~ Pam
ALDABATEUSE's Photo ALDABATEUSE SparkPoints: (6,825)
Fitness Minutes: (3,900)
Posts: 195
8/21/09 6:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
oyako donburi (mother and egg rice)! and inari zushi and tamago maki--can't get enough!

The Swiss Alien Aldabateuse


 current weight: 508.0 
 
530
498.75
467.5
436.25
405
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
8/20/09 2:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yum! If I ever get to Japan I will have to try Japanese sweet potatoes. In the meantime, I do like American sweet potatoes!


~ Pam
RIORIOGIRL's Photo RIORIOGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,756)
Posts: 1,377
8/20/09 12:55 A

Send Private Message
Reply
They do taste different ~ smooth flesh, sweet, and a handy snack you can buy from the grocery store
..already cooked or a vendor..like yakitori also...cheap eats

rioriogirl

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


 current weight: 136.0 
 
178
164.75
151.5
138.25
125
EX-WIMPIE's Photo EX-WIMPIE Posts: 4,572
8/5/09 2:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have no personal experience with those, but they sound yummy! Are Japanese sweet potatoes the same as American sweet potatoes, or how do they differ?
emoticon

~ Pam
RIORIOGIRL's Photo RIORIOGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,756)
Posts: 1,377
8/5/09 1:51 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Wonderful Soba noodles...stand up mom and pop eats....yakitori...from Tokyo Ron's..old Kendo mate from same dojo...just wonderful food...Japanese sweet potatoes...cooked over coals...tempura...or with warm sweet red beans and mochi...maccha tea milk

rioriogirl

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


 current weight: 136.0 
 
178
164.75
151.5
138.25
125
SENKUSHA's Photo SENKUSHA Posts: 39
10/29/08 2:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I *love* miso soup!

www.ayeka.net/smf/index.php?topic=26
.m
sg83#msg83


I also like a dish I discovered from Ranma 1/2, Okonomiyak (stuffed pancakes). Here is a recipe I found in a cook book:

www.ayeka.net/smf/index.php?topic=25
.m
sg82#msg82


Oh, and I forgot my all time favorite: Hibachi! I'm looking for a recipe for this, and the delicious white sauce that goes with it!

Edited by: SENKUSHA at: 10/29/2008 (15:25)
--Senkusha
I am a "pioneer"!

My Anime Role Playing and Fan Fiction Community: www.ayeka.net



 current weight: 185.0 
 
210
197.5
185
172.5
160
CASSANDRA_'s Photo CASSANDRA_ Posts: 195
8/2/08 11:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Stormy! I have tried numerous times to make rice balls and they ALWAYS fall apart! I will have to try this.

"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you"

The Legend of Dragoon

"The only one standing in my way is........me?"

www.facebook.com/people/Cassandra-Ge
orge/1051988804?sid=7854387bdd7c0cae2e
15cf61c7a80023&ref=search


 current weight: 221.0 
 
272
235.25
198.5
161.75
125
HONEYBEEZ's Photo HONEYBEEZ Posts: 1,976
4/26/08 8:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Stormy...I'll check it out.

Fall down seven times, get up eight. - Japanese proverb


Always we begin, again. - St. Benedict



 current weight: 350.4 
 
353
302.25
251.5
200.75
150
STORMYROSE16's Photo STORMYROSE16 Posts: 24
4/26/08 8:50 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Apparently they're pretty easy I learned how to make rice balls from this website about rice balls:

www.amie.or.jp/~raintree/make/riceba
ll
7.html


As far as the cranberry I just use a regular can of cranberry sauce. Whole berry or jellied either way is fine depending on the peference of the cook(or eater).


This link takes you to a list of other fillings you can use as well:

www.amie.or.jp/~raintree/ingredients
/r
iceball6.html




Edited by: STORMYROSE16 at: 4/26/2008 (08:50)
 current weight: 220.0 
 
240
212.5
185
157.5
130
HONEYBEEZ's Photo HONEYBEEZ Posts: 1,976
4/26/08 7:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mmmmm....rice balls. I remember going to the zoo in Okinawa, and eating a rice ball stuffed with pickled plums...it was actually quite good....How do you make rice balls, and cranberry stuffing sounds yummy!

Fall down seven times, get up eight. - Japanese proverb


Always we begin, again. - St. Benedict



 current weight: 350.4 
 
353
302.25
251.5
200.75
150
XRAYMOMMY's Photo XRAYMOMMY Posts: 101
4/24/08 6:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SUSHI!!!!.. I used to work in a sushi bar... 20% discount rocked!!!

 current weight: 182.0 
 
182
171.5
161
150.5
140
STORMYROSE16's Photo STORMYROSE16 Posts: 24
4/24/08 4:01 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I usually like sushi or rice balls. Every Saturday I enjoy making rice balls with either tuna and wasabi filling or cranberry sauce filling (I know the filling might not exactly be japanese but it's tasty). I also enjoy stir fry veggies and curry rice... not sure if curry rice is eastern or not hmmm...

 current weight: 220.0 
 
240
212.5
185
157.5
130
HONEYBEEZ's Photo HONEYBEEZ Posts: 1,976
1/8/08 7:48 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't have any recipes that I can think of...off the top of my head, but I love Japanese, Chinese, and Indian foods. Yummm!

I especially love sushi and tempura vegetables (sweet potatos are my favorite temp. veg.)

I do a lot of stir fries, and use tofu a lot, using different ingredients with both. Served over soba noodles, rice noodles, or brown rice. Experiment a little. That's what cooks around the world do....even in Japan.

I just noticed your question included Middle Eastern foods. Hummus is great, and so is falafel (fried chickpea patties or balls). Falafel is sold on the streets of Israel like hotdogs and hamburgers over here. They serve it in pita pockets with hummus and tahini (a sesame paste, with a lemony taste), and stuff the rest of the pita with veggies ( some of the most common is a salad made of cucumbers and tomatos).

My recipe for this cucumber/tomato salad (called Israeli salad) follows.

2 diced cucumbers (peel and seed first)
2 diced tomatos (or 4 plum tomatoes)
2-3 green onions
1 tsp. or 1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. Kraft Roasted Red Pepper Vinagrette
garlic powder or garlic pepper to taste.

This is a good topping for falafel, but also works well on its own, or as a topping/stuffing for other sandwiches.

Edited by: HONEYBEEZ at: 1/8/2008 (07:54)
Fall down seven times, get up eight. - Japanese proverb


Always we begin, again. - St. Benedict



 current weight: 350.4 
 
353
302.25
251.5
200.75
150
CASSANDRA_'s Photo CASSANDRA_ Posts: 195
1/7/08 11:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I LOVE Japanese foods! My favorites are Soba & Tempura. I have a TON of Japanese cook books. Personally I like to eat tofu cold dipped in soy sauce. I didn't think I would like it, but it kinda grows on you after a while XD!

"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you"

The Legend of Dragoon

"The only one standing in my way is........me?"

www.facebook.com/people/Cassandra-Ge
orge/1051988804?sid=7854387bdd7c0cae2e
15cf61c7a80023&ref=search


 current weight: 221.0 
 
272
235.25
198.5
161.75
125
PANDAZERGZ's Photo PANDAZERGZ Posts: 584
1/7/08 5:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was wondering if you all like to eat Japanese style foods or Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern foods and what are some recipes for tofu and stuff. Especially tofu...I was wondering if you all know how to cook fried tofu? Or other cool things you might see on anime or in Japan etc.

SW 249/250 when I first started SP

RW 3/21/08
245

CW5/3/2008
238
CW 2/14/2009
229
I believe to be extra-ordinary I can't do it without God and I have to do what the ordinary person refuses to do.

I also think we can do anything if we are willing to pay the price and take the time that our goal requires. Are you willing to pay the price and spend the time to gain your goal?


 current weight: 227.0 
 
249
241.75
234.5
227.25
220
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Everything Japanese General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11311x11063378

Review our Community Guidelines