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Tako Tidbits 5: Is Japan Cool?

ANA is having an “Is Japan Cool?” campaign where you can enter to win a pair of airline tickets to Japan.

If you’re in or near NYC, check out Japan Week, starting March 1st, and let us know how it is!

oxtail ramen

We’re having a particularly gloomy week in LA, which makes it the perfect time for some homemade ramen.

Speaking of soup, have you ever wondered what the cloudy stuff in miso soup, or ‘moya moya’, is and why it always seems to gather up into a little ball when you let the soup sit??

miso soup

The director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi (which comes out soon!) gives some tips for visiting and eating in Japan.

We mentioned koji in this week’s Girl’s Day episode as something that goes into the shirozake, or sweet white sake, that people drink on Hinamatsuri. If you want to know more about what koji is, Japan Times has a good article about what koji is and how it is used.

If you want to go to bars in Tokyo but don’t want to be suffocated in a cloud of smoke, CNN Go has a good list of Tokyo’s best non-smoking bars.

Sustainable seafood is something that’s very important to us, and we always love to hear that chefs are talking about it as well.

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