Hello!  初めまして!  In case you were wondering, hajimemashite means nice to meet you in Japanese.

My name is Kim and I am a former New Yorker,  takeout food addict, a person that felt that more was better, always impatient, and definitely, always anal…aka- a really lovely and wonderful person deep down, but seriously needing to learn a lesson or two about how to focus on only a few things, relax, and have fun.

Cut to 1.5 years ago.  I decide to pack up and move myself to the countryside of Japan.  Serenity, mountains (grass? what is that), smiling laughing children (New job: elem/preschool English teacher), and FREE TIME are all of a sudden placed  in my lap.  As Joey from Blossom would say, “WHOA!”

So I took some time and learned about mysel–BLAH BLAH BLAH, SO, the real point is that I realized that Japan has lots of great Japanese food, which is really palatable and wonderful, but sometimes you just miss the sugary/spicy/savory/packs a punch food.  So I figured out how to navigate Japanese supermarkets on a low budget and realized that they have everything you need to recreate almost EVERY FOOD you EVER MISSED from home!

So here goes.  Leave me comments if you like it, or have any suggestions/questions for me.


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