MY BLOG: My blog is a collection of restaurant reviews, food diaries, and random thoughts and reflect my personal views and opinions. If you borrow content or photos, please credit this site accordingly. Thank you for visiting!
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ME: I call Honolulu, Hawaii my home. It is a true crossroads of cultures and cuisines, just like myself. I don’t discriminate especially when it comes to food: I love everything from a mochiko chicken plate lunch at Jurison’s to fine dining at Alan Wong’s, and everything in between. Well, most of the time it’ll be a plate lunch instead of fine dining since I’m not rich.
Originally from Japan, I grew up in both Japan and on the East Coast of “the mainland”, and have lived in Honolulu for over a decade now. My passion for good food was cultivated early in life, with the influence of my parents who pursue quality and goodness in everything they eat. Most everything I ate growing up was wholesome and made from scratch. The stock for our soup was made from 昆布 (sea kelp) and かつお節 (bonito flakes); none of that Dashinomoto stuff. My memories of childhood are filled with images of my mother smoking her own ham, baking bread, making curry roux from butter and flour, and trying out new recipes she learned from friends. On weekends, our father would treat us to wonderful dinners out. We were introduced to cooking from an early age, and my older brother especially liked to get creative in the kitchen … sometimes forcing us younger siblings to be the guinea pigs.
Now, all grown up, I lead a hectic lifestyle and my meals are not always as wholesome or healthy as I prefer them to be. I admit I could gain from cutting back on junk food and eating more veggies.
But the bottom line is, I simply love food. I love how it brings families together, and how it teaches us about other cultures. I love how it creates memories between friends. Food is awesome because it can be a reward or punishment, nourishment or poison, or an inspiring work of art. My time spent with my family is centered around our meals together. We literally map out our schedule with breakfast, lunch, and dinner – everything else is extra-curricular.
This blog is dedicated to my family and friends, because without them, eating is no fun.