If you are wondering how to make miso (not the soup, but what you need to make the miso soup with) on your own, you are on the right page.
I was on an around-the-world trip with my husband for more than 2 years, making miso soup to who we have met in the world just for fun.
Having shared this story with my friends in Japan, they always ask me this question.
“So do you make miso on your own too?”
Well not yet! We just came back from the trip last year and haven’t had a chance yet. Making miso at each household was a popular thing to do until my grandmother’s generation. Unfortunately today only people who are serious about gastronomy make miso at home.
So here I am, making my own miso for the first time!
Continue reading “Day 1: First Time Miso Making”
It was very exciting to have my British friend, Grian, and American friend, Sam. Grian requested me to make Chiken Katsu Curry while they are visiting Japan.
(They helped me create the video! )
It is interesting how Japanese eat “Japanese” curry as our comfort food today and it became so popular to make a British person actually request it as Japanese food.
Indian Curry was introduced to the British people, then Japanese took the idea from the modified curry in England, then we developed it as the curry what we have today. Whatever. It is easy and tasty.
Continue reading “Chiken Katsu Curry”
The food was very simple in Cuba. They were very nice, but the ingredients are very straightforward, like beans, meat, rice, and fruits.
They have access to foods to buy at very low prices from the government.I might be wrong, but it could be one of the reasons why there aren’t too many adventurous dishes in Cuba.
On the other hand, I definitely saw one good side of the society. Continue reading “Cuba”
We happened to join Slow Food Festival in Torino in 2014 thanks to Mr. Minami who sent me tons of miso to where ever I was in the world.
Mr. Minami believes in preserving slow food culture in where he grew up, Nagaoka, Nigata, Japan.
Miso of Nagaoka was one of things he wanted to preserve.
Continue reading “Italy”
I have to go back to France once again to eat more food.
We were so budgeted that we could not try much French food except for one week when we stayed with a family in South France.
Those 7 days in South France was like heaven. Continue reading “France”
Getting an idea to make miso soup from the local people has amazing effects.
I have learned that aromatic leaves go really well with miso soup. Continue reading “Iran”
It was clearly an entrance to Europe.
People started reacting differently to the miso soup. It was completely new taste to those Turkish people and they were not shy to say that it was unknown taste and they didn’t like it. Continue reading “Turkey”
I loved India.
India and the people embraces you even if you are a “foreigner”.
I mean, would you welcome a stranger to your kitchen? Continue reading “India”
I am one of those silly tourists who show off the fact that they climb the Himalaya at 5,416m and feel good about themselves.
However I am aware that I did not trek on the Himalaya but the Nepali let me. Continue reading “Nepal”
I would answer “Mongolia.” to “Which country was the best?” kind of question.
However there is a fundamental problem lies. Continue reading “Mongolia”