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gluten free cafe ‘L for You’ | グルテンフリー・ベーガン カフェ in 表参道-青山

Gluten free food in Japan is not as popular as compared to other western countries, perhaps due to rice being our staple food, highly used as one (major?) ‘gluten free’ ingredients.  However the knowledge of ‘gluten free’ and the effectiveness has become wide spread. 

New Year’s multi-culture washoku | 2018年に願う「彩り」元旦

New Years Day, dinner. For us Japanese, New Year’s celebration is a traditional event, most likely THE important day of the year in which we celebrate the day with ‘traditional Japanese osechi’. If anyone of the readers are curious of what ‘osechi is?’, many sites will explain the meaning of some of the osechi dishes. This year I decided to venture out from the tradition to a somewhat non-tradtional ‘washoku cuisine’ to something which I call it ‘multi-cultured washoku’.

Kobako (Barrel) Crab | 香箱ガニ丼

北陸のキャンピングカー旅を終えて、福井で頂いた香箱ガニのリゾットが美味しかったこと。旅行は11月半ばでまだまだ寒さの始まり。蟹もまっさかりとはいえない時期でした。東京でも香箱ガニに出会えないかなぁ?と旅の思い残しの一つでしたが、つい数日前スーパーの鮮魚売り場で活きた香箱(セイコウ)ガニを手にすることができました。

gluten free | Blueberry + Apple Crumble Bars | ブルーベリー + アップル バー

「グルテンフリー」。欧米諸国では定着した「グルテンフリー」ですが日本で極少数派の間では聞きますがあまり一般的ではないみたいですね。小麦(グルテン)を食生活から抜くとアレルギーやアトピー性皮膚炎が治ったとかスポーツ選手は身体能力が高くなったとか、、

Hokuriku Camping Car Travelog | 北陸キャンピングカー旅 ②

The Noto Peninsula (Noto-hanto) is a peninsula which extends out to the ocean (Sea of Japan), Ishikawa prefecture. To us, Noto instantly resonates ‘fresh fish’,’good sake’ ,’salt’ and ‘rice’, basically the main food ingredients our form of Japanese food. It was my first visit to Noto-hanto, although the weather did not welcome us; sunshine-cloudy-mist-rain-gusty wind storm all in one day. According to the locals, the diversity of weather produces good crops, good fish and a flexible lifestyle; a norm in Noto Penisula.

Camping Car Travelog | キャンピングカー旅 ②

Day 2 takes us to the Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium, known as the ‘Jellyfish Museum’, located at Yamagata Prefecture;  a beautiful clear sky day. 旅の2日目。 山形県の鶴岡市加茂水族館「クラゲ会館」に行ってきました。世界一クラゲの種類が多いと言われている水族館で平日でも観光バスやら観光客で比較的込み合ったいました。