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  • Better than chocolate

    April 25, 2024 by Ryan Tatsumoto, Nichi Bei News

    I know everyone loves chocolate truffles ­— a creamy, chocolate ganache covered with more chocolate and then rolled in cocoa powder. It’s like a chocolate cubed delight for all chocolate […] READ MORE

  • A month for hearts

    February 29, 2024 by Ryan Tatsumoto, Nichi Bei News

    I realize that the most significant day in February, for most Americans at least, came and went about two weeks ago when florists, chocolatiers and greeting card companies count their […] READ MORE

  • Not for peanut butter sandwiches

    January 18, 2024 by Ryan Tatsumoto, Nichi Bei News

    While the ripe, yellow version are what most consume, people can also consume bananas while they are still in their unripe, green state. But why would you want to consume […] READ MORE

  • Dishes for the holidays and beyond

    January 1, 2024 by Ryan Tatsumoto, Nichi Bei News

    Whenever we attend potluck get-togethers, I try to follow several of my personal unwritten rules. First, bring a dish that won’t infringe upon the host’s kitchen. The dish should simply […] READ MORE

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    THE GOCHISO GOURMET: It’s 5 p.m. somewhere!

    July 20, 2023 by Ryan Tatsumoto, Nichi Bei News

    That means it’s always cocktail time! Since I retired, tracking the day of the week has become somewhat of a challenge mainly because Ms. S is still part of the […] READ MORE

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    Obon food memories

    June 22, 2023 by Ryan Tatsumoto, Nichi Bei News

    One of my enduring food memories of Obon season on Maui was consuming chow fun from conical shave ice cups every summer. Although I was raised and primarily resided on […] READ MORE

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    More than just soft and silky

    May 25, 2023 by Ryan Tatsumoto, Nichi Bei News

    I know the first thing people envision when you say tofu is that semi-solid block of soft curdled soy milk. Sometimes it’s served as is with a little bit of […] READ MORE

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    Alternate sandwiches

    March 16, 2023 by Ryan Tatsumoto, Nichi Bei News

    Way back in the 18th century, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, supposedly had his valet place slices of salted beef between two slices of bread so his meal […] READ MORE

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    THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The healthier road traveled

    October 27, 2022 by Nichi Bei News

    I was tasked with discussing healthier dietary options especially for those in the Japanese American community and immediately ran into a roadblock. While the Japanese no longer have the longest […] READ MORE

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    Honey Sesame Shirataki Noodles

    August 4, 2022 by Nichi Bei News

    Shirataki Noodles with Honey Sesame Dressing is a cold and refreshing dish. Top the noodles with shredded egg crepe chicken and cucumber. It’s a perfect guilt-free summer noodle that is […] READ MORE