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Matjesbrötchen (Herring Sandwich)

Pickled herring is something of an acquired taste, but has been eaten since Medieval times in Europe, as they could be stored for long periods. They are usually eaten with pickles or onions, cold. The texture is slimy and the … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 Dutch Foods ,

Unagi-don (うな丼)

Unagi-donburi, Unadon for short, or literally ‘eel rice bowl’ in English, is one of the many popular rice dishes in Japan. It consists of a bed of rice topped with grilled eel in tare (a kind of soy sauce), often … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 Japanese Foods , ,


I love fish, but even foods that are fish-shaped are fun! Taiyaki is a Japanese snack which is comprised of a fish-shaped waffle filled with sweet red bean paste inside. Although red bean paste is traditionally used, other fillings such … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 Japanese Foods , ,