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Monthly Recipe: Melon Pan (メロンパン)

Monthly Recipe: Melon Pan (メロンパン)

Those of you who know Japan will surely know melon pan! Melon pan, available in all convenience stores across Japan, is a kind of sweet bread bun. Melon pan is made from an enriched dough covered in a thin layer of crisp cookie dough… and it’s gooooood! They’re called ‘melon pan’ not because of a melon … Continue reading

E-Book Review: SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce)

E-Book Review: SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce)

SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce), an e-book published by Airy Rhyme, Inc., is one of a series of e-books about traditional Japanese culture. The series aims to introduce traditional items and skills deeply rooted in Japan, and so far consists of three titles: TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels) , SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce) and WASHI (Japanese Paper). This series … Continue reading

Book Review: The Haiku Murder by Fran Pickering

Book Review: The Haiku Murder by Fran Pickering

I think I owe Fran Pickering a public apology for having her book, The Haiku Murder, for such a long time and only just getting around to posting a review. Sorry Fran! I actually finished reading this page-turner before Christmas, but you know how time flies! Here’s a synopsis of The Haiku Murder, the latest … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Shoryu, London

Restaurant Review: Shoryu, London

Shoryu, the tonkotsu ramen restaurant in London, originally launched in November 2012, but it’s taken me until now to check it out. Actually, there are now three Shoryu branches and one take out shop, but I visited the one on Denman Street, just round the corner from the Japan Centre. The restaurant in Soho is … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2014 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2014 in Review

Welcome to 2015! It’s hard to believe 2014 is over already – what a year it was! Haikugirl’s Japan has now been running for 7 years and 7 months, and I’ve written a total of 1,205 posts! In 2014 my blog was viewed about 120,000 times, and overall Haikugirl’s Japan has been viewed around 596,400 times! In 2014 I … Continue reading

Miso Tasty Christmas Treats!

Miso Tasty Christmas Treats!

I won another competition! This has been a pretty good year for competitions, and this is actually the second time I have won something from the wonderful Miso Tasty! Miso Tasty is a small business created by chef and food blogger Bonnie Chung. Miso Tasty is “less a food company; more a passionate mission to … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Deco Roll Cakes

Monthly Recipe: Deco Roll Cakes

My office has a tradition of bringing in a cake to share on your birthday, so this year I decided to try something new for my birthday cake. I’ve been fascinated by deco roll (Japanese decorated roll cakes or Swiss rolls) for ages now, but I thought it would be beyond my ability to make … Continue reading