The nice lady at the bar talked me into trying ๅฒฉๆตท่‹”ใšใ— (iwanori zushi), rock seaweed sushi.

I quickly looked it up, and this description convinced me to go ahead and order:
"Iwanoriย is much more aromatic thanย nori. I would almost say that it's the veal ofย nori. It's greener and falls apart in your mouth quicker." ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Next up, ใ†ใฟใ‹ใœๆคŽ่Œธ (Umikaze Shiitake), another ๅ็‰ฉ (famous product) of ๅ…ซไธˆๅณถ (Hachijล-jima). ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Ashitaba is a famous local product (ๅ็‰ฉ) of Hachijล-jima.
They said it has a pungent smell and taste, but it tastes just like any regular green-leaf plant to me. It's packed with antioxidants.

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I don't quite remember if you were , vegan-curious or neither... but I'd recommend this minced faux meat even to those who want to limit red meat in their diet.

I left it in the freezer for weeks because I wasn't quite sure how to use it...

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ragu made from minced "meat", olive oil and tomato sauce.

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I discovered an amazing minced meat in the frozen foods aisle of National Azabu.

If you sear it slightly in a pan with olive oil and add tomato sauce, it makes a convincing Italian ragu! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Today's dinner: falafel, hummus, carrots and cucumber ๐Ÿ˜‹

Remove the diced cheese to make it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Et voilร , my Mediterranean plate!

Green peas with garlic and olive oil, hummus with olive oil and paprika spread over Tuscan whole wheat bread ๐Ÿ˜‹

Finally! I found a supermarket in which sells frozen falafel, hummus, tahini and pita ๐Ÿฅฐ

The food wasn't bad either... ๐Ÿ˜‹
...except, I hate konnyaku ๐Ÿคข

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gyoza gyoza gyoza
gyoza gyoza gyoza
gyoza gyoza gyoza

gyoza! ๐Ÿ˜‹

I skipped breakfast and lunch, so on the way back I was super hungry. I stopped at Vegetarian Beast and got the 3-deli combo set with hamburg, curry, pickled soy meat and homemade bread ๐Ÿ˜‹

I believe my picks were all @jeeves

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Eureka! I was able to reproduce ่ƒก็“œๆต…ๆผฌใ‘ (kyuri asa-zuke) = lightly pickled cucumber!

I didn't have any kombu, so I pickled using only rice vinegar and salt. I topped it with miso paste and stab it with a chopstick. The resulting snack is just like I remember eating at summer matsuri: salty, sour and umami with just the right amount of crunchiness ๐Ÿ˜‹

โ€‹ @jeeves

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Found another delicious falafel sandwich place near Chiyoda ๐Ÿ˜‹

Lawson's microwavable food isn't too bad. This vegetable bibimbap should be , probably...

bg: tofu caprese with sweet basil
fg: cold tofu with negi and nori

First attempt at cooking mentaiko pasta with grated daikon, onion and miso / lemon sauce and nori flakes ๐Ÿ˜‹

Next time, I will try to curl the spaghetti nicely, like I typically see in restaurants...

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