196 – On Paisleys, Parkas, And Wonderwalls

Oasis: one of the definitive bands of 90s Brit-pop. Memorable hits such as Wonderwall, Stand By Me, Don't Go Away, Don't Look Back In Anger, and Champagne Supernova were among the songs the band churned out during its 18-year run. Oasis had its share of internal bickering just like with other groups. But it was … Continue reading 196 – On Paisleys, Parkas, And Wonderwalls

Advertisements

195 – On Toast Box’s Unexpected Closure

It is indeed true that life comes at you fast. Just when I was planning to write a review for another branch of Toast Box, the inevitable just happens. Everything was unexpected—I wasn't even able to pay Toast Box one last visit before it closed down for good. Here's what happened for those out of … Continue reading 195 – On Toast Box’s Unexpected Closure

194 – On The Dohtonbori Experience

What comes in your mind when Japanese street food is mentioned? Some would think of takoyaki—savory batter balls filled with octopus chunks and topped with seaweed and bonito flakes (katsuobushi). Others would think of yakitori—meat and vegetable skewers cooked table-side and served with a shot of sake (rice wine.) But some others would remember okonomiyaki—the … Continue reading 194 – On The Dohtonbori Experience

192 – On Unassuming Tempura Udon: Triptych 25

Japanese udon has earned its rightful place amongst the Land of the Rising Sun's culinary lineup. Different udon variations for each region in Japan exist, just like its cousins yakisoba and ramen. However, udon noodles are thicker compared to the latter two. The dish is usually topped with shrimp tempura, batter flakes (kakiage), and deep-fried … Continue reading 192 – On Unassuming Tempura Udon: Triptych 25