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Forum: Japan
Jan 18, 21, 6:16 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,690
Posted By Gradfly

If OP was intending to fly this month, I don't...

If OP was intending to fly this month, I don't think they would grant him a dispensation. There's currently an entry restriction for foreign nationals from a group of 30~ countries, which includes...
Forum: Japan
Dec 8, 20, 12:04 am
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

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Japanese curry with brisket and baked beans.


For Thanksgiving...
Forum: Japan
Oct 8, 20, 9:00 am
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

The price was about $13/lb. I think they had a...

The price was about $13/lb. I think they had a better selection due to their wholesale operation. The shop supplies some of the local restaurants and gourmet grocery stores. Are you still located in...
Forum: Japan
Oct 7, 20, 11:31 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

This past weekend my friend suggested making...

This past weekend my friend suggested making Hawaiian poke for a weekend dinner. Our initial plan was to drive an hour away to the Japanese grocery for the fish but I remembered a highly recommended...
Forum: Japan
Aug 10, 20, 9:52 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,244
Posted By Gradfly

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Nagano Station to Kanazawa, post New Year's holiday
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Forum: Japan
Jul 25, 20, 11:10 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

Thanks for the info. I looked at the Zojirushi...

Thanks for the info. I looked at the Zojirushi website and unfortunately its discontinued. Based on your comments, my rice cooker has held up well, going on seven years. Somewhat recently, I have...
Forum: Japan
Jul 24, 20, 8:09 am
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

Does this only apply to Japanese rice cookers? I...

Does this only apply to Japanese rice cookers? I know the Korean brands, like Cuckoo, advertise the ability to cook brown rice and mult-grain rice as a selling point.

Also does anyone know where...
Forum: Japan
Jul 11, 20, 12:59 am
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

I remembered your comment as I was checking out...

I remembered your comment as I was checking out one of the bigger shops today. They carried a few Japanese Gins and picked this from Suntory
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Forum: Japan
Jul 2, 20, 11:17 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,244
Posted By Gradfly

Miyajima

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Daisho-in Lantern Room

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Forum: Japan
Jul 2, 20, 12:39 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,244
Posted By Gradfly

It was one of the highlights of my visit and the...

It was one of the highlights of my visit and the lanterns are now part of my rotating collection of PC wallpapers. Totally forgot about the name of the temple until seeing this thread.
Forum: Japan
Jul 1, 20, 9:25 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,244
Posted By Gradfly

Was this in a temple in Miyajima? I recall a...

Was this in a temple in Miyajima? I recall a temple there had a similar room.
Jun 15, 20, 2:50 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,867
Posted By Gradfly

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Adding a reference point, this what an agent told me via chat. I guess one is...
Forum: Japan
May 29, 20, 11:48 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

Kinda had the same revelation with mixing curry...

Kinda had the same revelation with mixing curry rice with atchara (Southeast-Asian style pickles, kinda similar to fukujinzuke). I know fukujinzuke is served as a relish but one time I didn't have...
Forum: Japan
May 29, 20, 11:38 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

The first time I saw these was when I lived in...

The first time I saw these was when I lived in Korea. Come to think of it, I've only seen full-sized hotdogs encased within pastry/bread dough in Asian bakeries here in the U.S, like 98*C, Tous Les...
Forum: Japan
May 15, 20, 10:44 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,833
Posted By Gradfly

​​​​​​​According to local English language news,...

​​​​​​​According to local English language news, there is a resurgence. Municipal governments decided to close gatherings at entertainment establishments again. Its linked to a cluster of infections...
Forum: Japan
Apr 28, 20, 3:51 pm
Replies: 264
Views: 44,523
Posted By Gradfly

Isn't that info usually presented before you...

Isn't that info usually presented before you purchase a ticket.
Forum: Japan
Apr 26, 20, 11:13 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

If your SO wants to revisit sourdough, I...

If your SO wants to revisit sourdough, I recommend looking at King Arthur Flour's guide. I've also heard that running the water through a piece of ginger or pineapple helps with propagating the yeast...
Forum: Japan
Apr 26, 20, 11:07 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

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Was able to make the 1-hr trek to the Japanese market place last week....
Forum: Japan
Apr 20, 20, 11:51 am
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

Thanks, I will look up his recipes. I've...

Thanks, I will look up his recipes.

I've been following this Japanese-American home-cook on Youtube. Her recipe on melon pan is one I'm eyeing at:

https://www.justonecookbook.com/melon-pan/
Forum: Japan
Apr 17, 20, 4:59 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

These pics take me back to the two times I had...

These pics take me back to the two times I had buldak in Korea. First time, it was barely after one month living there and still wasn't used to spice levels yet. Local friends decided to take me out...
Forum: Japan
Apr 17, 20, 4:36 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

I jumped on the sourdough train about a year ago....

I jumped on the sourdough train about a year ago. Judging from social media trends, its a very crowded train. Looking forward to going down the yudane highway, now that I learned the proper Japanese...
Forum: Japan
Apr 15, 20, 11:14 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

My local Japanese grocery is an hour away but...

My local Japanese grocery is an hour away but unfortunately their food court and sister stores are currently closed. Made the following to tide me over until the next visit. Hopefully they still...
Forum: Japan
Apr 2, 20, 1:50 pm
Replies: 264
Views: 44,523
Posted By Gradfly

Aren't the airlines already waiving cancellation...

Aren't the airlines already waiving cancellation fees due to the virus? If you are set on traveling during the original dates, be aware that Japanese summers are oppressively hot and humid. This is...
Forum: Japan
Mar 31, 20, 4:18 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

No problem. I feel the same way about my Hmart...

No problem. I feel the same way about my Hmart situation. Used to live like 5 min down the street from one, now in a place where the nearest location is 3 1/2 hrs away. My consolation prize is having...
Forum: Japan
Mar 31, 20, 2:35 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 18,630
Posted By Gradfly

Not sure where you are in NYC but Hmart does...

Not sure where you are in NYC but Hmart does delivery to certain NY area codes. According to this page, they do have the classic flavor available:...
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