Makoto Archive

Around Akiba Food: Taste Taiyaki at Kuriko-an

Ok, here’s a riddle: what’s fishy, warm, and filled with beans? Stumped? Say hello to taiyaki. What is Taiyaki? Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake often filled with red bean paste, custard, cream, or even chocolate. In Japanese, the …

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Around Akiba Food: Dip into Tsukemen with GAKU

It’s no joke to say ramen has taken the world by storm. From instant noodle flavors to suit taste buds in Mexico to $20 bowls in New York, ramen has roamed far and wide from its Japanese (and, potentially …

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Peek Behind the Booth: How to Set Up Comiket Tables

This year, one of Around Akiba’s team members volunteered at Comiket 92. In this article, we will give you a look behind the scenes at the biggest doujinshi event in the world.  What is Comic Market, aka Comiket? …

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How to Buy Akihabara’s Canned Oden from a Vending Machine

What is oden and why is it canned? Exploring the shops of Akihabara and budgeting for anime goods can both work up an appetite as well as worries for one’s wallet. Luckily, canned oden provides tasty relief for …

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