Tag: Japanese

Guri-Guri : Sweet, Soft Hues of Sentiment

Guri-Guri : Sweet, Soft Hues of Sentiment

Between juggling yoga school, work, and doing laundry I haven’t had much time to write for Cozy lately. But the Comfort Food Diary of the month is one thing I will absolutely not miss – or so help me because these nostalgic pieces are the […]

The Most Important Bite of the Year

The Most Important Bite of the Year

A little bit obsessive. A little bit ritualistic. A little time honored family tradition is what my New Year’s boils down to, literally. Waiting 364 days to gulp down a soup very few people on this earth know how to make. The traditions of my […]

Comfort Just Around the Corner

Comfort Just Around the Corner

When you grow up in Hawaii and move away, we’re given what I like to call a sixth sense that let’s us identify any other Hawaii local no matter where we are in the world. And if you end up talking story with that person, […]

Swirl, Swish, Dip, & Dunk: Your Type-A Guide to Shabu Shabu

Swirl, Swish, Dip, & Dunk: Your Type-A Guide to Shabu Shabu

So, I think having scrape the frost off my car every morning for the past week calls for a seriously rewarding, piping hot dinner like shabu shabu… Don’t know it? The word shabu shabu is a Japanese onomatopoeia meaning “swish swish” describing the light swishing sound of the meat […]

Oden, The Unassuming Soul Food of Japan

Oden, The Unassuming Soul Food of Japan

If you recall from my last piece about surviving in Tokyo, I gravitate towards foods and experiences rather unusual for a young woman. Rather than bottomless mimosas and puffy pancakes at a brunch spot exploding with lace doilies, I prefer a late night, ice cold […]

A Globe Trotter and Her Accidental Culture Shock

A Globe Trotter and Her Accidental Culture Shock

It’s freshman year of college in the summer of 2011 at the University of Washington and in the halls of the fifth floor in Lander Dormitory, it’s Open Door Night. Everyone in their dorm has their doors set ajar, eagerly awaiting a friendly face to […]

Onolicious Comfort Food From Hawaii

Onolicious Comfort Food From Hawaii

There are those who eat to live, and those who live to eat; in Hawaii we are mostly the latter. Some call it passion others call it a religion, either way, in Hawaii we take food very seriously. Who knew a few tiny islands in […]