Wednesday, March 14, 2012

IkuraJon is heading to Japan

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   I have always wanted to go to Japan ever since I picked up my first piece of Ikura. The culture, food and people caught my eye when I was very young and I planned on traveling to Japan when I turned 18. So this April, I am finally embarking on my journey to Tokyo and several other places in search of Ikura! Upon my research, I found a fascinating website, which talks all about the traditions and rules of Japanese sushi conveyor belt restaurants (Sushi-Ya restaurants). The customs inside a Sushi-Ya are very unique from those in a typical American sushi restaurants, such as positioning your hands on the counter and ordering directly from the chef. This article depicts about one hundred photos of different types of sushi being ferried along a tabletop conveyor belt. The anticipation is ridiculous. I am so eager to immerse myself in Japanese culture, customs and most importantly, Ikura!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ikura 2 days in a row!!

Yet again, another night filled with Ikura! There is no better way to spend a Friday night than to eat three pieces of Ikura from a local sushi restaurant called Fatty Fish in Glen Cove, NY. This Ikura was on the sweeter side, but just as delicious as any other Ikura that I have tasted! 

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday Night's Dinner!!

There's nothing like a great piece of Ikura for dinner. Tonight I went to Kotobuki in Roslyn, NY, and the Ikura there has a very distinct taste. It tastes a bit like soy sauce as well as sake; a very interesting and delicious marinade. 

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ikura Preperation!!

          Here's a link to a step by step procedure on how to prepare Ikura. From the moment it comes out of the Sujiko (egg sac) to when it's ready to serve, this website shows you ways to clean and marinate Ikura! I highly recommend checking this out and trying it yourself.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oh look Ikura...wait a minute!!

I saw these bright orange spheres in a Red Mango yogurt shop and thought that it was Ikura! Sadly it is just strawberry tapioca balls.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ikura in Crosswords!!

While doing the daily crossword, my sister read this clue (pictured above). Of course she knew the answer. After all, her brother is the world's premier and unrivaled Ikura blogger!! 

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday Night Dinner

There's nothing like an Ikura dinner with your friends on a Saturday night at a local sushi restaurant called Fatty Fish in Glen Cove, NY!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

More Ikura in Minnesnowta!!

        It seems as if Ikura is increasing in popularity, even in areas that are nowhere to close to where salmon are found. I am glad to see that people all around the United States are able to enjoy Ikura like me!  Next time I visit my sister, I will be sure to stop into Whole Foods and try some of Minnesota's Ikura!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sounds so yummy!!

        An interesting use of Ikura, that I never thought of before! Bacon and Ikura seems like a perfect combo and I can't wait to make and taste it myself! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fresh Ikura from FreshDirect

      Here's another online source for Ikura. With just a click of your mouse, you could have fresh delectable Ikura at your doorstep, thanks to FreshDirect!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Another find by my sister!!

          My sister brought my attention to the opening scene of Finding Nemo, which shows hundreds of pieces of Ikura! If you click the video and go to 1:16 you'll see these bright orange spheres!