Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!


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Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!

A Tasty History of Japanese Food in America

Tabemasho! Let’s Eat! is a tasty look at how Japanese food has evolved in America from an exotic and mysterious—even “gross”—cuisine to the peak of culinary popularity, with sushi sold in supermarkets across the country and ramen available in hipster restaurants everywhere. The author was born in Japan and raised in the U.S. and has eaten his way through this amazing food revolution.

Praise for Being Japanese American

“A must-read book that will delight you with its humor and amuse you with its insights; for non-Asians, a must-read book if you’re curious about what makes Japanese Americans tick.”

John Tateishi, National Executive Director, Japanese American Citizens League 

“Being Japanese American is a superb guide to avoiding breaches of tact around Japanese friends, family, or visitors, regardless of one’s own ethnic heritage or background, and is also chock-full of helpful ways to embrace, preserve, and treasure one’s cultural identity.”

Midwest Book Review 

“Part history, part photo album, part cultural document, part memoir, part language lesson, even part cookbook, Being Japanese American is an entertaining primer on many aspects of the Japanese American experience.”


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About the Author(s)

Gil Asakawa

Gil Asakawa

The author of Being Japanese American (Stone Bridge Press, 2004) and co-author of The Toy Book (Knopf, 1991).