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Dinner Omakase at Mori Sushi: A Pictorial Essay

Exceptionally good photos this time. As always, the comments are well-informed and the information is useful.
In Tokyo, this would be quite an expensive place.

about 4 hours ago
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

What a turnip for the books...

about 11 hours ago
Tripeler in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014

I took a jar of Cookie Butter to my favorite Belgian Beer Bar in Tokyo and most everyone was amazed. It is a good thing I can't take any of this CB ice cream!

about 12 hours ago
Tripeler in Chains

Gobs of Mayo Saved This Negitoro Bowl!

Mayo has become surprisingly popular in common Japanese foods, but it wasn't used that much when I came to Japan in 1977. I still don't like it with Japanese foods, but then, I never liked mayo much to begin with.

about 12 hours ago
Tripeler in Features

Gobs of Mayo Saved This Negitoro Bowl!

No, I haven't. Is it common? Is the spread made from mayo and soy sauce? If so, I am not likely to enjoy it.

1 day ago
Tripeler in Features

Tell-Tale Terms

That's about half of all Yelp reviews...

1 day ago
Tripeler in Not About Food

When is Burger King going to realize that their fries SUCK?

Actually, it sounds like that just happened. Apparently, their low-fat "Satisfries" introduced in September of 2013 flopped, and they are allowing outlets to stop serving them if they want.

Aug 19, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Three Philosophers 2007

Keep the bottle cool, standing straight up. Around 55 degrees F would be ideal.

Aug 19, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Ippuku Teuchi on Monday and Tuesday evenings with limited yakitori menu available - how limited? [Berkeley]

A great and detailed report with some very well-informed descriptions. You were smart to postpone the noodles in favor of the seasonal dishes which may not be available (or as good) later. I was in Ippuku with a friend in the spring of 2013 and it is remarkably good by Japan standards.

Good to see "bacon-mochi" on the menu. A similar dish is a favorite at Fuku, our local yakitoriya here in Tokyo. However they call it "mochi-bacon" and when they say it the word sounds like "motivation" so we always joke that we are "motivated" to get another order.

What to do when the RESTAURANT cancels your reservations?

Interesting situation, but if you remain receptive to them I am sure some comps will occur.

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Las Vegas

I'm cooking lowfat for my elderly dog, post-pancreatitis and thought I'd share

Joe,
You dog Tom is one beautiful animal! I am sure your care in feeding is really appreciated by him.

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Not About Food
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I'm cooking lowfat for my elderly dog, post-pancreatitis and thought I'd share

Really inspiring to hear how extensively you are caring for your dogs. I am sure having them around and healthy is certainly worth many times the work of your efforts.

I haven't had a pet since childhood, and am envious.

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Not About Food

Yakitori Bincho - Closed

Likely he went broke importing the bincho charcoal from Japan. It is expensive even in Tokyo, but really worth it.

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

South Coast Plaza Din Tai Fung Rates With International Counterparts

The DTF locations in Japan are really not that exceptional...

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Omakase at Kiriko: A Pictorial Essay

Extraordinary shinko...

...wow, I'll bet he's in a pickle.

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Omakase at Kiriko: A Pictorial Essay

What a surprise to see one of my favourites, tatami iwashi, in your photo-stream.
It's the second photo on the top.

I always wondered what people in the U.S. would look like if everyone at tatami iwashi instead of potato chips.

As always, great photo essay, and good descriptions.

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

I wonder of those would be good in a Martini?

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

There are several types of Chocolate-covered Raisins with very good quality chocolate. Seek them out in places were specialty chocolates are sold. This is also where you can find the most amazingly good Peanut Butter Cups.

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Any good Grocery-chain 'Hot Bars' ?

Thanks to everyone for their clear descriptions. I now understand what a Hot Bar is.

Aug 18, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

This reminds me of Sir Henry's famous line in Rawlinson End...

"I don't KNOW what I want, but I want it NOW!"

Your Favorite Meat or Protein?

Scallops are sold in units of 100 grams for about $4.00, so about the same price. These come from the north coast of Hokkaido where they are raised in beds. They are superb in every way, and are fully ocean scallops, not so-called bay scallops.

Aug 17, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

What foods go with beer?

If I had all the money I've spent on drink...

... I would spend it on drink.

Aug 16, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Has anyone been to "Mission Cheese"? [San Francisco]

Thank you for the clear and useful opinion. I'll have to check it out next time I am in town.

New York's Breton Crêpe Master Carries On

Surprised that there aren't any comments after a week. This is an interesting story because of the descriptions of the ingredients and the flavour interactions among them. Also, Mr. Henry himself is a rather fascinating character.

Aug 16, 2014
Tripeler in Features

Dinner Omakase at Shunji Japanese Cuisine: A Pictorial Essay

As always, totally fantastic photos and good, well-informed commentary. Whenever I see a J.L. post with photos, I am there.

A few things to get off my chest ...

If they are smoked oysters, an Islay malt is in order.

Aug 16, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

A few things to get off my chest ...

Triscuits have to be fresh, very fresh. They can go stale fairly easily, despite the preservatives used.

Aug 16, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

Does anybody remember when Pizza Hut used to be good?

Ipse,
No, a little after that. When Ed McMahon did their TV ads.

Aug 16, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

Gosh, were the Kara Kara Oranges a good buy or a "good bye"?

Aug 15, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

How is Rosine's in Monterey?

Triple D's definition of Italian centres around Guy Fieri. How Italian is that?

Aug 15, 2014
Tripeler in California