Tonight I had Okinawan umibudō and I think I’m in love. “Sea grapes” are little stalks of bubbly seaweed dipped in soy-vinegar sauce, served with smoky shaved bonito and a little mayonnaise. They crunch in a super-satisfying way, like popping those sheets of bubble wrap. I admit, I ate way more than my share.
Read a mystery set in Tokyo…
Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!