When four o’clock comes around, I dream of one thing in particular. Most people would presume it would be leaving work—no, no, no! Food is, in fact, the correct answer. I am the type of person who is always thinking about her next meal and what amazing concoction I can cook up in my apartment. I envision freshly-grilled salmon, perfectly-frosted cupcakes…anything and everything that a taste bud could possibly desire. Well, Etsy and Sofia of SouZou Creations have made my crazy foodie dreams come true at any time of the day.
Her collection features three-dimensional rings adorned with sushi rolls, hot chocolate with whipped cream, donuts, and even a platter of hot dogs and hamburgers! Every palate, whether healthy or indulgent, can be satisfied by these adorable rings. Just looking at them makes my mouth begin to water! I know that the one-time $15 investment can help save me some serious cash (and some serious weight gain) on my impulse snack buying after leaving the office. (Goodbye Pinkberry!) All I will need to do is look down at my hand to find my next delectable dream!
Posted by Casey
From trolling the top blogs to poring over the latest glossies, we’re never at a dearth for interesting food news here at mm/c. But every once in a while, a story crosses my path that stands apart from the fray, sometimes because it’s genuinely interesting and novel, but usually because it’s incredibly nasty. Well, if our news about Ippuku’s traditional Japanese chicken tartare put you off your lunch, hold onto your stomach…the stakes just got a lot more meaty.
Tokyo restaurant Niku Sushi made headlines on CNN’s Eatocracy for igniting a trend toward raw meat sushi. No, not of the spicy tuna, yellowtail, salmon variety; I’m talking livestock fresh from Old MacDonald’s farm. Turns out, the restaurant’s chicken, pork, beef and horse meat sushi has found a strong fan base in Japanese women, some who even get their caveman on at thrice weekly visits. According to CNN, these “carnivore girls” emerged as a response to Japan’s rash of “herbivore boys,” men who shun traditional masculine thinking and choose not to fulfill the role of provider. Well, appealing to the women’s meaty tastes seems to be proving lucrative—Niku Sushi recently expanded to four locations and is considering franchising the business.
As for me, I don’t think I’ll be picking up on this fad should it ever move stateside. I may like my meat on the rare side, but, at least for now, I’ll stick to proteins without a pulse.
Posted by Abby
If this isn’t a good enough reason to switch from a Blackberry to an iPhone, I really just don’t know what is. A cell phone cover that looks like Japanese food. Like really looks like Japanese food. Looks so much like Japanese that now I’m extremely hungry.
The person who designed this must have read my mind, because 1. I am finding reasons to get rid of my Whackberry, and 2. My largest weakness is Asian food. Since Strapya World, the Japanese retailer behind this delectable product, doesn’t make the phone cover for a Blackberry, I may have to order in an iPhone. I wonder if Apple signed a contract with this phone accessory vendor, because that would be the best stealing-customers-from-your-competitor scheme ever!
The cover comes in a realistic looking Bento Sushi Roll; Yakisoba, which looks like really great lo-mein; Tonkatsu, which I must try ASAP; and a good ol’ Sunny Side Up Egg with Bacon.
I wish the cell phone cover emitted the smell of Japanese food, because unlike my opinion on the meat billboard of North Carolina, that would rock. Purposefully forgetting the price of the iPhone, at $43 each, the cover is the equivalent price of a decent Asian meal — and I’m craving it already.
Posted by Amanda
If you’re a frequent flier in the Kenmore/Fenway neighborhood, you know how annoying home game days can be. Traffic’s a bitch, you can’t get into your favorite eatery (not until after the 7:05 opening pitch, that is) and talk about light pollution! But sometimes good does come with home games, like the free California roll at Basho Japanese Brasserie.
That’s right. Any day the Sox play at home, you get a free California roll at Basho. And it’s not just any Cali roll — nope, it’s marked by a big ‘ol red B made of tobiko. So stop in and try it already…it’s a $6.95 value — FREE!
- One roll per person per day, with food purchase.
- Dine-in only; offer not available for take out.
- May be redeemed at either lunch or dinner service (you don’t have to wait ’til the game!).
Visit Basho on game day and ask for the Sox California roll when you place your order with your server.
If you’re looking for a fun (and slightly scandalous) night out with your girlfriends or SO, look no further than Flirt Sushi Lounge. Located in Boston’s Financial District, the restaurant has three dimly lit tables and an equally small sushi bar that makes for an intimate dining experience. As Gypsy Kings play in the background, you can’t help but giggle when you first look at the menu. But, please compose your inner 13 year old when ordering.
Nibbles, aka appetizers, include Japanese classics like Mi-so Horny Soup and Dirty Seaweed Salad, along with the Bed for Two (yellow tail between two beds of rice, topped with caviar) or Menage a Trois (salmon marinated in three different oils). The Funky Flirt Rolls are the restaurant’s signature and are larger than average (never a bad thing). Be a gentleman and start with the Foreplay (black pepper tuna, avocado with eel and salmon on top, tempura flakes) followed by the Climax (lobster, avocado, cucumber, and caviar). The Not-So-Classic Rolls are slightly smaller but will still leave you satisfied. Try the Both Ways with spicy salmon and tempura asparagus or the Down Under featuring spicy salmon and avocado with kiwi on top if you’re feeling a bit risqué.
Sorry, there are no cigarette breaks after this steamy sesh. But, they do offer mints and condoms so you can continue elsewhere.
Posted by Daisy