Naruto Kamaboko

. When Kuya O arrived 2 months ago he gave me Kamaboko packs as presents from Japan. Kamaboko is a type of cured surimi (imitation crab/fish) or processed white fish…I like putting them in soups and yakisoba.  He got me aka (red) and shiro (white) plus the rarely found in Vienna, naruto – it means swirl, Read More

At home with smoked fish

—- I grew up in a rural area where fish is abundant, with fish as part of a daily meal. It has been an inside joke that if we are to eat more fish, we’ll grow scales and fins. 🙂   There’s milkfish (bangus) in sour soup (sinigang) and skipjack tuna (tulingan) in a stew Read More

Pizza weekend

. . “Time goes by like a breeze” is a cliche that holds true to most aspects of life. Last month, we ate at a cozy Italian restaurant with Kuya O. Today at exactly 6 PM he boarded a plane; flying back to Japan. The kids and I would surely miss him… The restaurant’s name Read More