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[8 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 8,971 views]
Pork Belly Kushiyaki

Everything tastes better when it’s on a stick… And nothing tastes better on a stick than pork belly (butabara). You may be more familiar with the Japanese term yakitori (grilled chicken) – kushiyaki (skewered grilling) is a broader term, covering everything.

Butabara kushiyaki is typically prepared two ways – grilled with salt or grilled and dipped in tare (sweetened and thickened soy sauce). In my mind you’re remiss if you’re not keeping it simple with salt and a squeeze of lemon. The flavor of the pork is what you’re going for …

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[2 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1 views]
Chirashi-don

Bart: Akira, my good man, I’d like two sharks, an octopus and an eel.
Akira: Very good.
Bart: Do you have any giant squid? The kind that drags men to their deaths?
Akira: Not today…