Tamagoyaki (卵焼き), which translates literally to mean “grilled egg,” is a Japanese omelette made by rolling up many thin layers of cooked seasoned egg. Tamagoyaki is sweet and savory and is served for breakfast, as nigirizushi, and is very popular in bento lunches—so it is the perfect dish for my Bento Buddy series!
We are currently in northern Washington state visiting Mr. Fuji’s sister-in-law and her cute little family. As I contemplate sitting down to our Thanksgiving meal tomorrow with family, I am especially grateful for friendship. During our visit to Japan this summer, my friend Noriko and I made several trips to Starbucks for ice-cold creamy blended [...]
I love learning about where our food comes from and with Thanksgiving coming in a few weeks, I think it’s especially appropriate to learn about the lives that our farmers live and the work that goes into growing our food so that when we sit down with our families to give thanks later this month, [...]
Making tofu is just like making a simple cheese—you heat soy milk, then add a coagulant to separate the milk into curds and whey. You then ladle the curds into a mold to press them into a block of cheese, or in this case, tofu! I’ve written about making tofu before here on LFM, but [...]
Packing a bento day in and day out requires a bit of thought, unless you want to end up in a rut, packing the same thing in your bento box every day. But part of the buddy system is helping each other get out of that rut, right? Here are some ideas to get you [...]
Tokyo was once a small, quiet fishing village, not the bustling metropolis that it is today. Until 1868 it was known as Edo, which means “estuary” in Japanese, a perfect name since Tokyo sits next to Tokyo Bay which happens to be an estuary, with the Sumida river flowing into the bay, and the bay [...]
I am currently in Tokyo with the entire Fuji family. We’ve been here since June 14th, and only have a couple of days left until we return to the US. If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you might know that I’ve been returning to Japan each year for short visits after moving [...]
Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girls’ Day, is coming up this Saturday, March 3rd! This holiday is near and dear to my heart. With two little girls of my own, I love having a holiday that can be all about them. I’ve written quite a bit about Hinamatsuri in the past, including a post about the first Hinamatsuri [...]