Archive for December, 2014

Rebirth of KyotoFoodie: 2015 Article Tease, Kakisu Fermenting Persimmons

Rebirth of KyotoFoodie: 2015 Article Tease, Kakisu Fermenting Persimmons

New KF Article Tease: Fermenting Persimmons (with an apple and pear thrown in too). What will this be? *KyotoFoodie comes back to life in early 2015.

Japan Convenience Store 7-11: Tantanmen Noodles, Shrimp Chili Sauce, Nikuman & Donuts

Japan Convenience Store 7-11: Tantanmen Noodles, Shrimp Chili Sauce, Nikuman & Donuts

Recently there have been so many new 7-11s opening in Kyoto — like too many. Some are replacing historic Kyoto ‘machiya’ townhouses, not a good thing at all for this former architect. As someone who does product development, marketing and some culinary product development, I must admit that I truly love visiting Japanese convenience stores. …

Rebirth of KyotoFoodie: 2015 Article Tease, Black Bean Miso Paste & Tofu

Rebirth of KyotoFoodie: 2015 Article Tease, Black Bean Miso Paste & Tofu

New KF Article Tease: Black Bean Miso Paste & Tofu. What will this be? *KyotoFoodie comes back to life in early 2015.

Rebirth of KyotoFoodie: 2015 Article Tease, Fruit and Soy Sauce

New KF Article Tease: Fruit and Soy Sauce. What will this be? *KyotoFoodie comes back to life in early 2015.

Japanese Colorful Kawaii … Kerosene Tanks

Japanese Colorful Kawaii … Kerosene Tanks

Thank goodness! Kawaii colorful kerosene tanks are now available here. Japan can be really cool but also, very lame — called ‘dasai’ in Japanese. Too many gear-head salarymen making important decisions, I guess. Definitely not enough chicks in power. Now, traditional Japanese houses are COLD. Energy is expensive in Japan. Rooms are often heated (and …

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