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Japan

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The Ultimate Trip to Japan with Carl Rosa

    Sushi Club of Houston President Carl Rosa has taken Houstonians to Japan since 2007. Rosa takes three groups throughout the year to visit the beautiful land of Japan, tour areas you won't find in a typical traveler's guidebook and taste the best cuisine Japan has to offer. In August, a group of 16 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Cuisine (That's Not Sushi or Ramen)

    Although it's all the craze lately, ramen is just one of the soups you'll find in Japanese cuisine. And although you'll find sushi everywhere these days -- from gas stations to grocery stores -- there's more to Japanese food than raw fish and rice. And while Houston may have far fewer Japanese rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Chris Kinjo of MF Sushi, on Working in More Than 30 Restaurants, the Problem with Fake Fish and Old-School Japanese Sushi

    This is part 2 of a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here if you missed it. Look for Part 3 in this same space Friday. EOW: What was your first job as a sushi chef? CK: My first was at Sushi Muto in Santa Ana, California -- it's not there anymore. The sushi master there was a cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    A Ransom Note To All Major Fast Food Chains

    Scene: KFC International Food Testing HQ "So what you're telling me, Colonel, is that I can only get these creamy, delicious, bacon and herb stuffed taters...when I go to Japan? Japan!! Is that what you're telling me!??! Cue sound effects: multiple explosions followed by a quick sword fight and t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Go Way Out to Eat: 5 Favorite Dining Destinations

    Food & Wine magazine recently featured a series of articles on culinary destinations, or "...the world's best food pilgrimages," as they put it. While it was indeed interesting, I must say that places like Bangkok, Rome and India are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food travels. The ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Case For Internet Piracy

    Well, not always.​What follows is a more or less accurate transcript of a conversation I had yesterday: Me: Looks like that charity album for Japan raised $5 million. Not bad. They: Which one, Songs for Japan? I downloaded that last week. Me: You...downloaded a charity album? They: No! I mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    The Shaggy Dog Roll at Nippon Japanese Restaurant

    Joanna O'LearyShaggy Dog Roll at Nippon​I grimace when the canine species is at all associated with Asian cuisine, but that didn't stop me from ordering the Shaggy Dog Roll at Nippon. The components (shrimp tempura, mayo, crabmeat, etc.) seemed familiar and innocuous, and, besides, as I told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Expansion of Bay City Nuke Plant Abandoned

    Josh HarkinsonNo expansion at Bay City.​The ambitious plan to double the size of the South Texas Nuclear Project, already in trouble over cost concerns, has been abandoned "as a result of the ongoing nuclear incident in Japan," its owner announced today. NRG Energy, owner of the plant, said " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by GroovehouseThe lawn at the Menil will be the place to be this Saturday.​First things first: The 2011 Burger Bracket Championship is on like Donkey Kong this coming Monday, April 4, at Lucky's Pub. The first 100 people there before 6 p.m. will receive a ticket and a judging token and w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Jack Tyler Dines: CultureMap writer Ruthie Johnson alerted me to this food blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Sprinkles' Efforts to Help Japan

    ​With the recent disasters that have occurred in Japan, we're all looking for a way to help out however we can. There are numerous benefits and texting campaigns that have successfully raised money for relief efforts. Today Sprinkles Cupcakes is selling Red Cross Red Velvet cupcakes to ben ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​This morning, Geri Maria Harris listed her Top 5 sushi restaurants in Houston and -- as with any Top 5 or Top 10 list -- everyone weighed in with their own "left out" restaurants. But one reader, angrybaker, took issue with the name of the post itself, not necessarily the contents: While I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    From Fish to Feast: Breaking Down a Yellowfin Tuna

    Photos by GroovehouseTo see the entire slideshow, click here.​When you have a landlord that occasionally goes deep sea fishing, you can expect some goodies to come your way every once in a while. That's what happened this past Sunday afternoon, when my boyfriend came home to find his landlord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Some restaurants helpfully split up their menus into Good and Evil dishes.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've almost finished constructing our 1700-layer cake in MineCraft. We started this week off right with some fried chicken coated in a buttery Cap'N Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    The 10 Most Fun Musical Instruments To Destroy

    ​A company in Japan is making disposable guitars expressly made for smashing. At around $60 a pop, you won't be too terribly sad about hacking up the stage with it or clocking your bastard bassist or dullard drummer over the head at the end of the gig. Hell, at these prices you could open the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Jewish Panties: Donations Accepted (But It's Not What You Think)

    Okay, we're just throwing this out there.Belden's, the terrific Jewish grocery store in Meyerland, has a box asking for donations of used panties.​ Some -- not us, certainly -- might question if someone at Belden's has a certain thing for such items.You know, because in Japan vending machines sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Random Ingredient: Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

    ​What is it? These funny-looking fungi are mushrooms known as maitake in Japan. Native to both Japan and North America, they grow in clusters at the base of trees (unless, of course, they're produced commercially). Other names include Ram's Head or Sheep's Head mushrooms. Some clusters, found ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 3, 2010

    Not for Breakfast

    Okonomiyaki at Kaneyama

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Random Ingredient: Dried Kelp

    ​What is it? Kelp is a type of brown seaweed used extensively in Asian cooking. This packaged, dried kelp is a Korean product known as dashima, but in Japan is known as kombu and in China hai dai. The actual seaweed, when rehydrated, is intensely slimy, and not surprisingly, smells like the be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2010

    Mother’s Day Brunch at Tokyo One

    Taste the goodness of Japan at this celebration for mom

  • Dining

    February 25, 2010

    Shiso Delicious

    Shiso hasami age at Umai

  • Music

    November 5, 2009
  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009
  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    Tokyo Majin, Vol. 3

    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Polysics

    Japanese Devo whip it into shape at the Meridian

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    Labor Day Show

    Cinema Bomar’s latest installment features filmstrips about a hard day’s work

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2008

    “Miwa Yanagi – Deutsche Bank Collection”

    A Japanese photographer confronts the conventional images of women

  • Dining

    February 7, 2008

    Fish Frenzy at Tokyo One

    Pile your plate with scads of sashimi at this new all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet

  • Music

    November 29, 2007
  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007

    “Japan” at Houston center for Photography

    D’Entrone reveals the beauty of the island nation

  • Culture

    October 12, 2006
  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006
  • Calendar

    June 22, 2006
  • News

    April 20, 2006

    Image of the Week

    Japan Festival in Hermann Park

  • Dining

    November 24, 2005
  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Family Show

    Dazzling costumes and taiko drums await you at "Noh: the Art Festival of Japan"

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005

    Fun with Guns

    Have a blast at the Lone Star Shoot

  • News

    May 26, 2005
  • News

    October 21, 2004

    Dance Fever

    HISD kills a reality show on high school dancers

  • Culture

    April 10, 2003

    Hai Art

    Think Japanese photography begins with Nikon? You've got a lot to learn

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Tooned In To Anime

    Fans say there's nothing Mickey Mouse about these Japanese cartoons with their stories of love, sex, death and saving the world

  • Dining

    July 26, 2001

    Roll with It

    Houston chefs are creating some uniquely Texan sushi rolls

  • Dining

    November 9, 2000

    Fusion on the Other Side of the World

    Speaking off the toque: Michael Potowski

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Japanese Restaurant

    Kaneyama Japanese Restaurant

  • Dining

    January 2, 1997

    Sushi Safari

    After years of denial, our critic learns the truth: She has to eat it raw

  • Culture

    September 5, 1996
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