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Little Tokyo – JANM and Imagawayaki

Little Tokyo – JANM meeting today, we met up to talk about this cool show that’s coming up in the early summer that’s about Japanese American landscaping, which for me more or less means, an exhibition about the JA gardeners who’ve changed the way people look at yards in Southern California. What was I doing there? Suggesting things to hopefully make the show better. It was informative and hearing words from a humble “gardener,” to landscape professors to curators made this interesting. Imagawayaki. It’s a little disc of red bean. The outside is like a pancake, but a bit tougher, inside is warm red bean. One of the coolest things about Little Tokyo is that they make this in the...

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Little Tokyo - JANM and Imagawayaki

Little Tokyo - JANM meeting today, we met up to talk about this cool show that's coming up in the early summer that's about Japanese American landscaping, which for me more or less means, an exhibition about the JA gardeners who've changed the way people look at yards in Southern California. What was I doing there? Suggesting things to hopefully make the show better. It was informative and hearing...

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iL Chianti

24503 Narbonne AveLomita, CA 90717(310) 325-5000 Japanese Pasta? When you hear that, you’ll first think about ramen, udon, or soba, but I’m actually talking about Italian pasta, just done with a different hand. I’m lacking the true Italian culinary experience, since I’ve never been there, but I have tried plenty in America, ranging from the cheap to the pricey. Typical Japanese pasta usually lands itself at least in the flavor category, near the top. What’s different about pasta from Japan? Already being a noodle and rice culture, the pasta is usually cooked perfectly, al dente, maybe just for the sake of being able to say those Italian words. The sauces, and “fixings” are usually more delicate and mild than what...

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iL Chianti

24503 Narbonne AveLomita, CA 90717(310) 325-5000 Japanese Pasta? When you hear that, you’ll first think about ramen, udon, or soba, but I'm actually talking about Italian pasta, just done with a different hand. I'm lacking the true Italian culinary experience, since I've never been there, but I have tried plenty in America, ranging from the cheap to the pricey. Typical Japanese pasta usually lands...

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