Alexa Armstrong

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Fresh and Beautiful Recipes for Spring

01 of 08<p>Pasta is on my menu all year round; the only thing that changes is the foods I combine with it. These beautiful recipes are all a bit lighter …

Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl) from 'Japanese Soul Cooking'

Oyakodon is a classic form of Japanese rice bowl dishes called donburi. <i>Oyako</i> means "parent and child," which is represented by chicken and egg. <b>Tadashi Ono</b> and <b>Harris Salat's</b> version in their new cookbook, <i>Japanese Soul Cooking</i>, is at once delicate and comforting. They begin by simmering boneless …

Japanese-Style (Kewpie) Mayo Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Monosodium glutamate is essential to the flavor of Japanese mayonnaise. It can be purchased from most Asian grocers under the Aji-No-Moto brand, in American supermarkets under the brand name Ac'cent, or online. Hon-dashi can be found in Japanese markets or ordered online.<p><b>Read more: Sauced:</b> …

Homemade Japanese Curry Rice (Kare Raisu) Recipe

Japanese curry (or <i>kare</i>, as it's called in Japan) is one of the nation's most popular convenience and comfort foods. Most renditions come straight from a package, but by making it from scratch at home, you can get better, fresher, and bolder spice flavors throughout. This recipe captures a classic …

Kamo Nanban Soba From 'Japanese Soul Cooking'

<b>Tadashi Ono</b> and <b>Harris Salat</b> proclaim that this duck and soba dish in their new cookbook, <i>Japanese Soul Cooking</i>, is one of their favorites. What's not to like? Hot soba noodles are served in a warm dashi and soy broth with slivers of perfectly cooked duck breast and green onions fried in duck fat. A …

These Creepy Japanese Urban Legends Will Keep You Up at Night

by Mandatory Editors Jun 3rd, 2014<p>If you’ve ever seen a Japanese horror film, you know that they are infinitely more terrifying than anything that …

Top Things to Do in Japan

When it comes to the top things to do in Japan, including Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond, most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into …

How to Spend 5 Days in Kyoto

Arriving at my ryokan in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, a commotion of tourists near the hotel entrance erupted as <i>maiko</i> (apprentice geisha) stopped in front of a silvery-leafed tree to pose for a photographer.<p>Given my location near Gion, famed for the <i>ochaya</i>, or teahouses, where geisha entertain …

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

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Spanish Vocaloid MAIKA Finally Sings in Japanese

As reported, the Spanish vocaloid MAIKA has showed us her amazing linguistic competence including Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, and …

"Final Fantasy X HD" Shows More of Its Remastered Look in Screens

Last month we had a handful of <i>Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD</i> remaster screens to gawk at, and this time it's a straight-up boatload. Go ahead and take a bath …

"Date A Live II" Anime Scheduled for Spring 2014

Spring's <i>Date a Live a</i>nime ended with the announcement of a second season of the light novel adaptation. Well timed for the new, ninth book, "Natsumi …

Cartoon Network Schedules New "Powerpuff Girls" Special

Back in January of 2013, during their upfront presentation to the industry, Cartoon Network announced plans for a new Power Puff Girls special, with …

It's Hatsune Miku's First Christmas Since Learning English!

This year is the first Christmas since the release of Hatsune Miku V3 with the Vocaloid's first English language voice bank. Now, you can say that …

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Although it was originally announced last month, consider this your official friendly reminder that Crunchyroll will be taking part in the worldwide …

How to Make Totoro Poptarts

Here's a fun breakfast baking project using the iconic shape of everyone's favorite Ghibli forest spirit. kawaiisweetworld, a baking and crafting …