Japanese Marketplace Comes to Greenpoint

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A venue celebrating Japanese food and culture and showcasing three Japanese brands as they debut in New York City is getting ready to open soon at 50 Norman Avenue in Greenpoint. The complex holds Cibone, a retail shop with artisanal goods from Japan that includes a small art gallery; Dashi […]

an easy ordering and how-to-eat guide

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Curious what to order at a Japanese restaurant? A chef and restaurant owner explains the menu. (Photos: Katsuya; designed by Quinn Lemmers) Japanese restaurants are among my favorite dining experiences. I love sushi and sashimi, cocktails and yakitori. But those who are new to the cuisine may not have a […]

Japanese Food Expo in L.A. This Saturday

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Sashimi cutting demonstration at the Japanese Food Expo. (JUN NAGATA/Rafu Shimpo) The Japanese Food Culture Association and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) will present Japanese Food Expo in L.A. 2022 on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Loews Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. “We’ve been waiting for this moment […]

Japanese Candy Is America’s Future

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Photo: Pakpoom Phummee (Shutterstock) If you, like me, spent the dawn of the 2000s nursing an insatiable hunger for any snack product with a single letter of katakana (one of the three Japanese writing systems) printed on the bag, then you know the search required a trek to a Japanese […]