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Life in Japan : How to Discard Used Cooking Oil

From the cucur frying, now i have quite an amount of dirty oil with me. I learn after arriving in Japan that getting rid of cooking oil has a special procedure. Apparently, you should not pour it down the drain even if it is cold. Oil down the drain is the main reason the pipe…

Life in Japan : Shark Fin Bun from Chef Kuromori

Shark, a fish where nothing is wasted. This is the last and most incredible dish i got from Chef Kuromori, steam bun with shark fin. Now a lot of people know shark fin as a luxurious food from China that spike a lot of outrages on the events where sharks were threw back into the…

Life in Japan : Social Distancing Mini Game @ Covid-19

Time is tough but game and don’t lose your smile. I came across this mini game on facebook today allegedly made by a Japanese and had a blast. It is a simple game where you click on the crowd to disperse them to ensure no one is in your green circle. Whenever someone invade your…

Life in Japan : Meet Kuromori’s Char Siu Bun

Remember the Shumai? Now come meet its cousin. I ordered some buns along the Shumai and today is the day to finally taste the REAL Char Siu Bun. I still remember when i was in Mexico, i craved for bun out of the blue and through the almighty google learned how to make pork bun….

Life in Japan : Legendary Shumai by Chef Kuromori

My friend is really a legend. Most brilliant and passionate chef i know in person. And amidst the pandemic, let’s all support the shops we love to get through. Remember i ordered some dim sum? They arrived 2 days ago. I was soooooo excited. Many restaurants are affected by Covid-19 and so does my friend’s….

Life in Japan : Supporting Local Business @ Covid-19

Chinese takeout and chill Sunday. The area i live do not have much choices on Uber Eats but it is still of great convinience. I noticed today in Uber Eats there was option to give money to support the restaurant. It was listed as restaurant contribution and was 100 yen in this case. So i…

Life in Japan : Happy Birthday to Me

Happy birthday to me. Even though i was never big on celebrating birthdays, this year was a memorable one. The state of emergency is effective nation wide in Japan now and i had been staying home for a month. It casted some shadow on the day when the choice to go out and celebrate is…

Life in Japan : Sakura, Have Hope & Stay Safe

I sneaked out for a walk last Saturday as the weather was very nice and i probably need some Vitamin D. As we all know the situation on Covid-19 pandemic is going pear-shaped rapidly across the world. I had been in self isolation for 3 weeks now and that would likely to continue for the…

Life in Japan : Vegetable delivery – Farm to Table

After 2 weeks in isolation with only essential supply runs, i am low on fresh vegetables. I did have canned food and frozen vegetables but they are more for last resolve…. i love fresh veggies. It’s time then…to try out online vegetables! I found this assorted box on Amazon that looks awesome, with more than…

Life in Japan : Home Alone with Sake

This photo is from last Friday actually 🙂 I was two weeks into isolation last Friday and slowly started to crave going out drinking with my buddies. Miss the guys. Could not go out so instead i decided to be nice to myself and put together a platter to go with sake. All these stuff…

Life in Japan : Christmas Eve@Snowy Ryokan

This year for Christmas i visited a very special ryokan with my merry band of foreign coworkers. It took us 2.5 hours in train then 20mins by bus to get there. I was so excited about it because this ryokan has an interesting history. The founder and owner family of the ryokan is the descendants…

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