Category Archives: Asian Culture

Anything to do with Asian culture, primarily Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese pop culture.

The Café (A Playlist): Listenable Version

http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/The+Caf/98764233

Here is a listenable Grooveshark version of my near perfect playlist, The Café. 28 songs perfect for listening to with a cup of coffee, on a quiet Sunday morning or Saturday afternoon, basking in sunlight, with a beautiful window view in front of you. If you have none of these, then don’t worry, this tracklist will transport you there.

Jazzy, smooth, chilled, relaxed, light-hearted and with a tentative sense of time, starting from morning to evening. Perhaps a slight story-telling element, thinking of someone spending the day at a café.

Best listened to WITHOUT shuffle, as I put a LOT of effort into the order of these songs and how they move into one another… Still not perfect, but that’s okay. All good songs in any case, though I doubt any of you would like all of them, at least not on first listen. If possible, listen in full rather than starting and stopping, it interrupts the flow. Maybe put it on in the background while you’re Internet surfing or doing chores or something? Or just sitting to with a cup of coffee~

Tracklist and graphics to come~

Having a Handmade Hamburger for Hiru-gohan

Having a Handmade Hamburger for Hiru-gohan

“Hiru-gohan” means “lunch” in Japanese, by the way. Which, coincidentally, not, is also what this hamburger is. Japanese, I mean. Following a simple recipe for Japanese-style hamburgers, it uses panko, a special type of breadcrumb, which is of Japanese origin and recently became available at my local Tesco, hence this experiment. An experiment which was largely successful, might I add.

I used the recipe here and found it very easy and delicious. Accompanied with boiled vegetables, which were mediocre because I’ve never boiled vegetables before and because in any case the least tasty way to cook a non-root vegetable is to boil it, and rice. A rather large lunch but I’ve made up for it by still feeling too full for dinner.