Day 1: First Time Miso Making

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!

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Chiken Katsu Curry

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.
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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”