Once again, April 14 aka Black Day is upon us. For those not in the know, Black Day is an unofficial Korean holiday when single people eat jajangmyeon (black paste) noodles to either “celebrate” one’s singleness/unattached status or ease the pain of one’s singleness/unattached status.
In an effort to put more positivity out into the world, I will choose to interpret the holiday as one of “celebration” and not so much this:
In fact, take a look at this delicious-looking bowl of jajangmyeon: Read more...
If you enjoy eating sushi but could do without the carbs or you’re looking for something a little lighter, sushi chef Hironori Ikeno at Sushiya no Hachi in Asakusa, Tokyo has the perfect culinary creation for you. It’s really tiny pieces of sushi with only one grain of rice each.
In the past, I’ve blogged about the many wonderful snack items that seem to be available in Japan and cursed the gods bemoaned the fact that I could not enjoy these treats here in the U.S.
Well, no more. Today, I have tasted one of these seemingly out-of-reach treats and it is as wonderful as I could have imagined.
It is the chili-flavored Kit Kat and as the packaging and name suggests it is a Kit Kat chocolate bar with a chili pepper twist. Now, I must admit that at first there was a touch of apprehension about trying this. While some of the Japanese Kit Kat flavors I’ve written about previously—like cream cheese and salty watermelon—sound like a more natural fit to go with chocolate, I wasn’t sure about red hot chili peppers. Read more...
Yes, it’s raining and raining hard here in L.A. and as we’re in the midst of this bad drought, any sort of wetness is welcome.
But you know what—all those stereotypes of Angelenos and rain are pretty much true. Everything from how we can’t drive in the rain (yes, I saw at least three accidents coming into the YOMYOMF office) to how even a little bit of rain leads to major freak-outs:
Little did I know, Mexico produces quite tasty wine. I went on a cruise to Ensanada , a little town in Baja with little expectations. At the risk of being a dumb American tourist, I literally followed a friend onto a cruise with no idea where I was actually going. We docked in Ensanada and got off… and my friend suggested visiting a couple of wineries on Ruta del Vino (the “wine route” in Baja).
If this isn’t the most brilliant business decision ever made by a 13-year-old, I don’t know what it is.
And yes, there was apparently another photo of a Girl Scout selling cookies in front of a dispensary making the internet rounds that turned out to be a hoax, but Lei appears to be the real deal. Read more...
Courtesy of the Vulgar Chef, it is what may be the world’s first ramen taco. Is it any good? Hell if I know, but the fact that such a creation exists—once again, I am reminded that this can be a wonderful world indeed. Read more...
This is probably one of those online stories that’s probably bullshit, but the fact that it’s become a trending topic in Japan suggests that even if it started as a hoax, I have a feeling some people are going to think it’s a good idea and give this a try.