Sep

08

Salmon Skin Salad

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In a recent effort to eat healthier, I’ve gone back to some salad options. If you think about Sushi Rolls, any roll can be transformed into a salad. I’m using a soy, lemon, ginger, and sesame oil concoction for a dressing, but any light soy + citrus mixture works. Look it up on Google for […]

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Sep

03

Salmon Skin Roll

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As stated previously upon my visit to Megu (which was not my first time, used to go there quite a bit…) one of the things you’ll notice on the menu is not a lack of Wagyu beef, salmon roe, toro whipped up in a frenzy, or a lack of Foie Gras even. What you will […]

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Jul

22

Megu NYC ….

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As promised I deliver the rest of these Megu restaurant photos from the last time I was there … If you’re in town you should definitely book a reservation. Restaurants like this don’t excite me because I can make most of this at home. But you come to this restaurant not necessarily for the food […]

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Sep

24

Weeknight Carb Free: Toro Sashimi Salad

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Oh I tell you I try as best I can to keep my meals after 12 pm free of carbs. Lately it has proven to be very difficult, and you know how when the weather starts getting brisk you crave certain things, like cinnamon rolls at 5 pm…And a good handful of readers ask what […]

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Sep

18

Mcdonald’s x Luxirare Mock Collab

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Is McDonald’s a luxury? Well surely. That indescribable smell of fries while you’re close to one, the super cheap meals…(one of my favorites are the grilled chicken chipotle wraps). When you have just left a party or bar a little too drunk, it would be hard to deny a box of chicken nuggets. And whenever […]

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Aug

24

Japanese ice cream cookies

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Here is just one very efficient way to serve a dessert, this is just your run of the mill ice cream cookie, but with chocolate biscuits and green tea ice cream. Japanese style. Serve with raspberries and sauce if you like.. And yes, they are bite sized, I assume this would be fun for kids..But […]

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Feb

21

Japanese Hot Pot

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One of the best times for me to shoot is over the weekend, sometimes I shoot during the week too but over the weekend either I prepare meals for my friends or my family and the food I get to shoot for this blog is just a reflection of these short lifestyle instances. I think […]

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Feb

14

Valentine’s day dinner with Luxirare

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This post is for all my readers who are either getting over a painful breakup, recently divorced, or single. But you know Valentine’s day is just another excuse for couples to go out to dinner or drink (or both)… and why shouldn’t this apply to people who aren’t coupled up?? Valentine’s day is pretty open […]

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Nov

27

Crab Souffle

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One of my late night favorites: Crab Souffle. You’ll like this dish too if you’re into whole crab leg meat and spicy casseroles. This recipe looks complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. Some easy stacking and whisking and voila..you’ve got the perfect dinner. Two really important ingredients you’ll need, vodka and lemon juice + it’s […]

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Aug
11

No Roll Sushi

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Is it possible to bastardize the art of sushi making and get away with it? Okay so this is like some kind of sushi lasagna- I don’t know what to call this..sushi cake..sushi napoleon..call it whatever you want! It’s all about stacking ingredients horizontally without rolling anything (something I don’t like to do-not so great […]

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May
29

Foie Gras Takoyaki

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How is everyone’s memorial day weekend going? Mine’s been pretty anticlimactic- as usual…Okay, I am pretty sure most of you have encountered a takoyaki ball (a popular yet humble japanese street food with grilled octopus inside). Of course I wanted to do my own version with decadent ingredients. It’s a great snack for a party. […]

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Apr
21

Torched Sushi

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A simple little twist on sushi using my favorite cut of raw fish, Toro (Fatty tuna). I love making sushi at home even though I’m can’t cut raw fish professionally (sushi chefs make it look easy but it’s really not!). Today you can forget about using the stove, or utensils. Who likes doing dishes? Some […]

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Jul
17

Not another spicy tuna sushi ‘roll’…

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Waiting for the oil to get hot… Spicy Tuna mixture, I think I’ve shared this recipe before but I take ground toro (you can use lean tuna), kewpie mayo, sriracha sauce and diced scallions. I mixed these ingredients and shaped them into balls, then I dipped them into some panko breadcrumbs. I thought maybe instead […]

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Jul
04

Uni, Hot & Cold

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I love tempura but one of my favorites is Uni tempura. If you’re bored of the normal shrimp tempura routine, try this. Something about the soft and molten-like texture of the warmed uni against the crisp texture of the tempura batter makes it extra special, at least compared to things like shrimp tempura. …

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Apr
15

Sushi Handrolls

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My favorite; Otoro tuna, fatty tuna. I also love Ikura (salmon eggs). They are mostly sold as loose eggs, but they also come in a sac that you have to wash and prepare yourself. The latter option tastes better but of course it takes a little more work. Washed and loosened eggs. Fresh …

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Nov
22

Kaiseki Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving to-go, Kaiseki Style. Small portions, an emphasis on symbols. This dinner is also about packing up and taking meals to whoever you’re meeting on thanksgiving night. To be honest Thanksgiving is the last meal I look forward to making, because its kind of like a requirement. So actually this post is about …

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Sep
08

Bento Box

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Are you a trust fund baby in your late twenties about to be cut off from your parent’s “flowing” bank account? Are you currently caught in a domestic dispute? Is your boyfriend texting you less? I have a little solution here that *might* work. Pack a lunch for that person. …

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May
29

yakitori

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My favorite “entertainment” in Japan would definitely have to be food. Next to eating great sushi, YAKITORI restaurants would have to be 2nd favorite. This is one of my favorite yakitori places in Japan. They spread out all the food on basket woven dishes. Some of it is already skewered, and then …

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