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The Tempura Flakes on Sushi Rolls Are Spontaneously Combusting and Starting Fires

Two sushi restaurants in Wisconsin have caught on fire since April, and investigators believe that both incidents were caused by tempura "crunch".
Jelisa Castrodale
7.17.19
bread

Japan's Psychedelic Baker Turns Bread into Astrological Art and Drinks Immortality Cider

"There are a lot of connections between the world of yeast and the universe," says Junpei Katsumi of Paradise Alley Bread & Co.
Reed Dunlea
3.28.19
Munchies

How São Paulo Fell in Love with Sushi

“Being a Brazilian chef but a descendant of Japanese immigrants, I try to combine all my cultural references to create my dishes.”
Biju Belinky
3.12.19
japan

Inside Japan's Surprising But Thriving Jamaican Food Scene

Bob Marley’s 1979 tour of Japan sparked underground interest in Jamaican culture—and food. I met some of Japan’s reggae super fans who started their own Caribbean food spots.
Riaz Phillips
2.27.19
Curry

A Brief History of How Curry Ended Up in Japan

In Japan, curry and rice is just as much a national dish as sushi or ramen.
Bettina Makalintal
11.5.18
students

Meet the 21-Year-Old Running an Omakase Restaurant in His Dorm Room

Kitsanin Thanyakulsajja—currently a university student in Amsterdam—serves a multi-course Japanese tasting menu of grilled scallops, marinated salmon caviar, and langoustine.
Sophia Ankel
5.24.18
quickies

How to Make Super Fancy Salmon in Less Than 30 Minutes

Shuko Oda, head chef at London’s Koya Soho, shows us how to make steam-fried salmon with mushrooms and ponzu sauce—all in less than half an hour.
Sophia Ankel
5.16.18
vegetables

This British Farm Is Hiding a Japanese Vegetable Paradise

NamaYasai is no ordinary farm. In its fields and greenhouses grows a cornucopia of Japanese produce: yuzu, edamame, shiso, and daikon.
Angela Hui
5.9.18
japan

American Comedian Compares Gun Control to Asking Japanese People to Give Up Miso Soup

“Dude, you can’t kill someone with a bowl of miso soup,” one person responded.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.10.18
japanese food

This Sushi Chef Puts Japanese Cherry Blossom Season on a Plate

Hideki Hiwatashi has created a menu inspired by hanami—the Japanese feast that celebrates cherry blossom season and the start of spring.
Daisy Meager
4.2.18
Fukushima

Hong Kong Still Won't Lift Ban on Food from Fukushima

Seven years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is struggling to convince the world that its fish and produce is safe to eat.
Mayukh Sen
3.28.18
Sushi

How to Eat Sushi, According to Tsukiji Fishmongers

Just like produce, sushi is seasonal.
Jessica Thompson
3.14.18
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