Archive for the ‘japanese food’ Category

How to choose a sushibar

What’s your favorite sushi spot? More to the point, how did you decide it’s your favorite? Many folks pick a favorite sushi restaurant by the “Cheers” factor, where everybody knows your name. It’s just nice to saunter up to the sushibar at your local restaurant and have the sushi chef greet you by name. Nothing […]

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How to choose a sushibar – part 2

Modernists tend to have western culinary training instead. They pride themselves on creative interpretation of sushi standards. Cuisine must be colored by the environment in which it is prepared. And so, as the biblical scholars interpret the ancient stories in a modern day context, so should the sushi lover seek to find meaning adapting the […]

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More mochi for New Years!

Mochi for New Years is a great Japanese tradition. As I mentioned yesterday there are many ways to eat it. Pictured here is Zenzai a dish featuring grilled mochi in a hot red bean soup. The red bean is a staple of Japanese desserts of course, and in this dish it contributes just the right […]

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Mochi: a Japanese New Years tradition!

New Years means many things to many people, but to many Japanese it is the time of year to enjoy making and eating Mochi! For a lot of our audience, what comes to mind is round mochi balls filled with ice cream. But there are actually many varieties of mochi (they are all delicious though!) […]

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Suishin Izakaya, Coral Gables

Rating: Suishin Izakaya159 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134 Izakaya – the word describes a place where you can eat all different types of Japanese foods and wash them down with a bit of sake or cold beer. And that’s what you get at this Coral Gables dining favorite. The current restaurant was built after […]

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Matsuri Sushi, Coral Gables FL

Rating: Matsuri Japanerse Restaurant5759 Bird RdCoral Gables, FL  33155 Every now and then you find a place, hidden away from the tourists, that rises to local legend status. Matsuri is that kind of sushi restaurant. They’re located in a nondescript strip mall with a totally ineffective sign out front – no way to see this […]

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