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  • "Japanese Fruit Pie" that's related to the cake
    "Japanese Fruit Pie" related to the cake
    A few days ago, I ran a recipe for a "Japanese Fruitcake", which is a favorite Christmas cake in the south. I also mentioned that due to a technical issue, I was unable to run a link for the recipe for its cousin, "Japanese Fruit...
  • Cake with a Japanese reference
    Cake with a Japanese reference
    Everyone has their own opinion about fruitcakes at Christmas....you either like it or you don't! Some people like fruitcake as long as it doesn't contain the bitter citrus peels or citron. Some, like myself, enjoy fruitcake with just...
  • Nigiri Sushi
    Nori Sushi and Japanese Grill
    Nori Sushi and Japanese Grill1025 CENTURY DREdwardsville, IL-62025Phone: (618)-659-9400Fax: (618)-659-9444E-mail: kchongk@yahoo.comThe location in a strip mall might have one questioning the quality of the cuisine. You would be wrong. While the...
  • Japanese woman killed husbands: Yes we said husbands with an 's,' all seven
    Japanese woman killed husbands: Yes we said husbands with an 's,' all seven
    Meet Chisako Kakehi, a Japanese woman who allegedly killed her husbands. Calling her the Japanese “Black Widow,” Kakehi was arrested for her latest hubby rub-out – she is accused of using cyanide to poison her most recent husband...
  • Kafka on the Shore
    Book Review: 'Kafka on the Shore'
    From best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore is a story unlike anything you (or at least I) have ever read. A hefty novel at nearly 500 pages, this cultural contemporary classic parallels the tales of two characters on...
  • Colorless Tsukuru and his Years of Pilgrimage
    Japanese novelist Murakami returns with introspective masterpiece
    Haruki Murakami writes some of the best novels of any working writer. His last effort, the massive dystopian 1Q84, turned out to be a masterpiece of Murakami's weird stories, but it is his new release that speaks more deeply to the human soul....
  • Sapporo baby back ribs
    Richard Wachtel's Sapporo teriyaki pork ribs recipe
    "The light and refreshing flavor of Sapporo beer blended perfectly with the rub and glaze I used in this recipe to really elevate the flavor of the ribs," says Rich Wachtel, author of GrillingwithRich.com. "The salt of the ribs...
  • Dining around Las Vegas
    Dining around the Las Vegas Strip
    Need a break from gambling? Can't walk another step on the Strip?Take a break and eat your way around the Las Vegas Strip.Here are several places to eat in Las Vegas:1. 800 Degrees PizzaPizza chefs will walk each diner through the assembly...
  • Japanese
    Best text-books and technology support for your first steps in Japanese
    As it is easily predictable, learning Japanese is way more difficult than mastering any European language, especially due to the lack of adequate learning sources. Although there are plenty of online apps, electronic translators, books, brochures,...
  • Godzilla 2014
    "Godzilla" brings giant radioactive dinosaur back to his monstrous roots
    While not a straight "horror" film, this does feature a monstrous beast, and he, along with other creatures, is given nefarious, unnerving life that returns him to his more frightening roots.I will admit that I was one of many who was...
  • Cultural festivals in San Jose this weekend - Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Dance
    Cultural festivals in San Jose this weekend-Thai, Japanese, International Dance
    In spite of the chance of rain, this weekend promises an exciting line-up of cultural festivals sure to entertain and brighten things before the new week starts up again.A quick overview of what’s to come includes Thai, Japanese,...
  • Ippitsu sen (deers)
    Ippitsu sen (a message writing paper)
    I had to send out two checks by mail to my teacher immediately, and one of them was overdue. I took out two Ippitsu-sen pads, wrote a short message, apologizing for not sending sooner.Even though I am supposed to just send a check, a book, or...
  • Dami Sushi and Izakaya opens Friday in Buena Park
    Dami Sushi and Izakaya begins their grand opening weekend Friday in Buena Park
    Dami Sushi and Izakaya, Orange Ccounty's newest restaurant, will be holding their grand opening event starting Friday, March 29. Thomas Shin, one of the partners in this new venture, spoke with the Examiner today about the grand opening, Happy...
  • Vegetables and rice at New Shogun Japanese Restaurant are part of a teppanyaki dinner
    New Shogun Restaurant in Mission Viejo provides Japanese food with a fun show
    A teppanyaki restaurant is the closest that most people will have to getting a show with their dinner. At New Shogun Japanese Restaurant in Mission Viejo, the combination of good food, a lively show, large teppanyaki tables that allow guests to...
  • Chinese almond cookie
    Free Chinese almond cookies at TL's Four Seasons in April
    While many people are familiar with the classic Chinese fortune cookie, it’s usually the message within that gets all the glory rather than the actual cookie. Conversely, the Chinese almond cookie is able to stand on its own and is often...