tuna poke

Tuna Poke

Sashimi-grade fish is accessible and affordable in Fiji. We had sashimi-grade tuna in the freezer, and after fully defrosting it, I made poke, one of my favorite treatments for raw fish. The process is simple: Slice the fish into bite-size pieces (I recommend slicing against the grain of the cartilage), drizzle in sesame oil and… Continue reading Tuna Poke

Asahi Courthouse Arlington VA

Restaurant Review: Asahi, Courthouse, Arlington

We used to live in the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. In recent years, the so-called "Orange Line Corridor" of Arlington has become a hotbed of rentals and real estate, and eateries are now plentiful in the area. For sushi, I recommend Asahi in Courthouse Plaza. I prefer it to Sushi Rock, which gets larger… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Asahi, Courthouse, Arlington


Albacore Sashimi

Sealand Processors is a Fijian company that sells fresh and frozen fish. They have a small shop in our neighborhood, and it offers sashimi-grade tuna from time to time at a very low price for good quality. We picked up a large block of sashimi-grade albacore tuna a few weeks ago and kept it in… Continue reading Albacore Sashimi


Kingyo, Vancouver, Canada

On a recent night, I wanted to eat at my favorite neighborhood restaurant, The Fat Badger. It was a Monday night, and the gastropub turned out to be closed on Mondays. What to do? It had been snow storming that day, so we didn't want to walk far. I remembered Kingyo, a Japanese izakaya, was… Continue reading Kingyo, Vancouver, Canada

Art, Food

Hato Popo in Vancouver

We've only been in our new home city, Vancouver, for two weeks, but we've already become regulars at the new Japanese restaurant Hato Popo, located downtown on Robson St. We ate dinner there our first night in the city. Exhausted, jet lagged and hungry, we sat down, hearing Guy Fieri's voice in the background. "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" was on one of… Continue reading Hato Popo in Vancouver