Food: Kit Kat Sushi

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With Valentine’s Day coming, Kit Kat in Japan is offering for a limited time Kit Kat Sushi.  You can only get the 3-piece Kit Kat Sushi when you spend more than $27.00USD at the premium KitKat Chocolatory shop, located in Ginza, Tokyo.

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Food: The Sushi Burger

sushiburgersFood trends:  The Sushi Burger.  We had the Ramen burgers and Korean burritos, now comes the sushi burger.  The rice is turned into a bread-like bun, substitute meat patty with any Japanese-style fish and top it off with Asian sauces.  Shouldn’t this be called a Sushi Fish Sandwich instead?

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Food Art: Gimbap and Pottery

gimbaploveThe first time I made any type of sushi, it tasted pretty bad.  One of the hardest parts is getting the rice just right and the amount of vinegar.  Sushi Chef Toyoung Kwak expresses herself through her pottery food plates and “Gimbap.”  She splits time between her ceramic studio and restaurant, she has recently opened with her friend Jeomsook Noh.

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The LEGO Sushi Bar Restaurant

legosushishopLike my fellow Retrenders super blogger Stevie Jang, we like LEGOs, but we usually follow the instructions.  Yes, I like having a the manual in-hand and looking at the pictures to see how it’s been built.  I’ve seen lots crazy imaginative LEGO builds, but this MOC Ito Sushi Bar LEGO build is insanely neat.  Built by Denil Oh, this sushi bar has incredible details and even right down to the sushi pieces with custom stickers to enhance the diorama restaurant build.

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Viral Video Friday: Montage of 2 Weeks in Japan

japanMarc Ambuehl spent 2 weeks in Japan and bought along his Canon 5D MKIII and various Canon lenses and captured some vivid everyday scenes.  He traveled to Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima and Kinosaki.

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Ultra Eye: A Hipster Guide to Tokyo Parts 1-3

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The last time I was in Japan was like 2009, so maybe it’s time to go back?  I do need to get some new bags and boots.  The Reserve Channel’s Ultra Eye takes a 3-part look at Tokyo.

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Foodie Reading: Oishinbo

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I’m not a huge manga reader, I grew up with comic books and graphic novels, but a friend of mine told me to check out this cool manga about Japanese food since I was a such a foodie monster.  I first read Oishinbo – Ramen and Gyoza volume and was totally hook by not just the art but the reading and explanation of certain Japanese dishes.  Each little episode takes a specific dish and through the characters explains the history of dish, ingredients, how it’s prepared and so on.  It’s like watching the Food Channel.  I really enjoyed all 7 volumes of this collection.  A bit of warning – you will be hungry and crave Japanese food after each little episode.

MSRP:  $12.99USD for print edition, $4.99USD for digital edition.

For more info, head to: Viz Media – Oishinbo.

The Sushi Bazooka

I am a high volume sushi-eater at home. My wife just can’t keep up with the wrapping while I wolf down the sushi. Now with this gadget, I might have just met my match. Just simply open the device, put in the rice, fish, etc, and then shoot it out like a caulk gun. Heck, maybe this weekend, I can just put to use my caulk gun from Home Depot before this comes through the mail from Japan.

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