Turning (Off) Japanese (I really think so!)
Food adventure of a Japanese who married an Jewish American who *hates* "Asian seasonings".
Turning (Off) Japanese (I really think so!)
The meatiest lobster roll, ever.  And their fries are always the best, crispy the outside, creamy the inside.  シーフード料理の老舗(ロスにしては)だけあってロブスターたっぷり。ここのフライドポテトはクリスピーながらも中はポテトのクリーミーさがいかされてて最高です。#lobsterroll #lunch #dtla  (at Water Grill)
I’m just too excited about this❤️❤️❤️ #seinfeldemoji 隣のサインフェルドの大ファンなのでこの絵文字に大興奮してる私。#seinfeld
Not a beer.  Hop infused carbonated tea.  A perfect refreshment for a hot day☀️☀️☀️ ビールじゃないです。ホップに浸した微炭酸のお茶。暑い日にはピッタリ。 #tea #refreshment #coldtea (at G&B Coffee)
I was waiting for this soba shop to open forever.  It’s decent (noodle is bit over cooked, the dipping sauce is too salty and tastes like store bought).  Tried its chicken dipping sauce as well, it doesn’t taste good on any stomach (bland).  Yuzu lemonade is so good (kinda like one they serve on JAL).  They give you spicy hot oil instead of wasabi, I guess it’s appropriate considering the location.  待ちに待った蕎麦屋(フードコートの中ですが)がオープンしました。ダウタウンに蕎麦屋がないので嬉しい反面、家で食べるのと味がそんなに変わらないので残念。山葵の代わりに辣油をくれるのはオフィス街という場所柄。#soba #lunch #new  (at Gentaro Soba)
Healthy delicious ramen.  Soup is based on kelp and some bonito flakes and 80% premium soy milk.  The noodle uses organic whole wheat flour from Canada. Lots of care and love are in this bowl.  it’s worth coming to Sacramento.  Yes, Sacramento.  早朝ロサンゼルスを出発、州都サクラメントで有機の豆乳ラーメンを頂きました。麺はカナダの有機全麦。ヘルシーでもコクがあり美味しかったです。#healthy #ramen #soymilk
I’m bringing a gallon of alkaline water for my business trip.  サンフランシスコまでちょい出張。マイウォーター持参の怪しいやつ(陸路なので) #alkalinewater #juice
On the quest for the best lobster roll… cuz it’s summer.  @StrandHouseMB The view from here is amazing.  夏になるとロブスターロールを食べたくなります。明るくて飛んでしまってますが、窓の外は太平洋。海のそばは気持ちいい🌊 #imissthehamptonsnotthescenejustlunch #lobsterroll #manhatanbeach (at The Strand House)
Tried tsukemen (dipping noodle) at a new ramen shop in little tokyo.  The first time I liked bonito based soup.  リトル東京の新しいラーメン屋さんでつけ麺ランチ。カツオ風味のスープって苦手でしたが、ここのは鰹節ご飯みたいで美味しかった(←昭和の生まれっぽい表現) #ramen #littletokyo #lunch (at Little Tokyo Japanese Village)
His and her dinner of beans.  I made Marc’s fav black beans with the leftover from homemade sriracha.  It deepen the flavor and slightly spicy.  I also used the leftover to spice up my mabo tofu.  夕食は豆二通り。夫にはメキシカン風黒豆の煮込み。私はなんちゃって麻婆豆腐。両方自家製シラチャソースの残りカスを入れたらスパイシーで奥の深い味になりました!#dinner #beans #blackbeansVSsoybeans
Made strawberry ice cream using farmers market strawberries.  It was super delicious despite meh picture.  イチゴのシーズン真っ盛りなのでアイスクリームを作ってみました!見た目は悪いけど味はグー🍓👍 #strawberry #icecream #vitamix
Tuna BLT roll (bacon jam on it) I actually reeeeeally liked it.  America, on behalf of Japan, thank you for taking sushi to the other level.  Blog update: http://tinyurl.com/onqa3df (or link from my profile pls!) BLTサンドイッチじゃなくてBLTロール。ベーコンジャムがマグロの上にのってます。アメリカ寿司の究極(?)、意外に美味しかった!#sushi #lunch #blt  (at Blue C Sushi)
Tada~🎉 this is my very first foster’s freeze, definitely not gonna be the last.  It’s right next to the soba place. I’m in trouble.  お蕎麦屋さんの隣がとってもアメリカーナなアイスクリームスタンド。こういうのに弱い。#fostersfreeze #softserve #icecreameveryday  (at Foster’s Old Fashion Freeze)
For ‘yokubari’ (greedy) like me. 1/2 udon & 1/2 soba.  Ginger for udon, wasabi for soba.  Great house made noodles, definitely one of the best in LA.  (Tempura needs some work, but when noodle this good, I can ignore that flow!!) 欲張りな私は手打ちうどんと手打ちそば。久しぶりにこんなにコシがあって美味しい蕎麦&うどんを食べました。#soba #udon #japanese #dinner (at Ichimi Ann Soba)
Midnight snack.  夜食。#natto #rice #japanese
That’s Strappy.  He’s our homeless neighbor with a cool strap bag made out of either trash bag or ikea bag.  I saw him today under hot LA sun, so I thought I’d bring him cold water and lunch.  I also included lavender scented cold towel, because I would enjoy that if I were out on a hot day.  Strappy didn’t like it.  He mumbled something along the line of I don’t need your shit.  I thought I’d bring it to the other homeless guy, the Angel of Figueroa.  But he wasn’t there, so I left the Bloomingdales bag full of goodies next to Strappy.  He left without it, and within a few minutes while I was talking to someone on the phone, somebody took it.  Hope that person enjoyed farmers market sandwich & carrots, cold bottle of water, chocolate, and lavender scented cold towel.  暑いのでホームレスのおじさんに冷たいお水、作りたてサンドイッチ、ラベンダーのお水で濡らした冷たいタオルを持って行ったらいらねーよ、と言われた。そばに置いておいたらおじさんが去った後、誰かが知らぬ間に持ってったらしい。#homeless #lunch #dtla