Archive for the ‘Noodles’ Category

This bento (Japanese-style packed meal) is my response to the #twitterpastaparty challenge (any kind of noodles permitted). After rummaging through my stock of food staples to see what was on hand, I decided to make one item with harusame (bean threads/cellophane noodles) and another with some chlorella-enriched, greenish somen (very thin, wheat noodles which are […]


Pacific Saury (sanma) is my Absolutely Favorite fish in the Whole Wide World (salmon is in second place by a hair’s breadth), and when it is in season, sashimi is the absolutely best way to eat it. Like sardines, saury is a fish that deteriorates quickly, so whether you buy it fresh or frozen, you […]


I did not love fish roe in my childhood. I came to love it many many years later, while living in Osaka, where I had abundant opportunity to eat things my mother had never, in her wildest dreams, thought to feed me. In Osaka I learned to enjoy roe of all colors, tastes, and textures, […]