August 28

Edible Bubble Wrap

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

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