I am one of the kui-otaku (food geeks)
Hi, I’m glad you found me out here on the internet. I’m Laurel. In the past, I’ve worked at a bakery, been a sushi chef, caterer’s assistant, and mechanical engineer. Now I’m living in Japan and teaching English at Maebashi Girls’ High School through the JET program. I have loved food and cooking for a long time, and I’m really excited about Japanese food now, since living in Japan is a great opportunity for it. I named this blog after one of my favorite Japanese foods, okonomiyaki, whose name “grilled as you like it” refers to the fact that you can make your okonomiyaki with pretty much whatever you please. It also refers to the fact that I like to play around with my recipes to make them as I like them (which usually means “not too spicy” for starters). I hope that you can use some of the recipes here to make things as you like it too.
I like to travel too so I’ll be posting photos and write-up of my trips. I’ll also be checking out some local restaurants and posting some reviews here. So I hope that this blog can be a resource for other foreigners living in Maebashi, Gunma, or Japan, people who are visiting Japan, as well as people who are interested in cooking and Japanese food. Of course, since I hope my friends and family are reading too, you may find an occasional tidbit about school life or my life in general too.
All work on this blog is my original writing, unless otherwise noted. Feel free to read and use my recipes. If you want to post one of my recipes on your blog, that’s great, but please attribute your source to me; it’s just common courtesy. Thanks a bundle.
copyright 2008 LMS