All posts tagged: Japanese Onigirazu

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“Refining my art with a fineliner is like fixing real-life issues. It’s truly therapeutic.” – Chat with Student and Artist Alexa Hojai from Haflong, Assam

Meet Alexa Hojai, a talented young artist from the picturesque hill station of Haflong in Assam. She is currently studying at Cotton University in Guwahati and has been doodling and making art since she was just 11 years old.  Alexa’s art is like a time machine; with every doodle and surreal sketch, she whisks you away to places and moments you thought you’d forgotten. It’s like stepping into a beautiful daydream. Her preferred canvas is the off-white watercolor paper, a choice that lends her creations an ‘ancient’ ambiance. With fineliners as her trusty companions, she brings intricate details to life, all while experimenting with the soothing and therapeutic art of painting. In her own words, Alexa beautifully encapsulates her artistic process “I sometimes mess my art with paint, and then fix them by adding details. It gives me an odd satisfaction when the messy part of the art is fixed; it’s like fixing real-life problems.” Over a chat, we journey through her hometown of Haflong, and explore her favorite art tools and mediums, her sources …


RECIPE | Ksh Donny from Manipur Makes Japanese Onigirazu and Korean Kimbap using Local Black Rice

Today, we have food blogger Ksh Donny from Manipur show us how to make the famous Japanese Onigirazu (rice sandwich) and Korean Kimbap using the famed Manipuri black rice. A passionate foodie, Donny loves experimenting with food whenever she gets any free time. Through these recipes, she shares how different cultures come together for the love of rice – and how each has their own version of a rice snack. So let’s find out how to make them! Note from Donny: “For the fillings, I have used both chicken sausage and tuna because these are my favorites, but you can use any filling you like; vegetarians can totally remove the meats – it’ll still be a healthy tasty treat.“ Food blogger from Manipur, Ksh Donny shares her version of Japanese Onigirazu and Korean Kimbap Using Local Black Rice. Ingredients : 3-4 sheets of Seaweed 250 gms Black rice 2 tbsp Sesame Oil 5-6 Eggs 2 Cucumbers 3-4 Carrots 10-12 slices of Radish Pickle 4-5 Chicken sausage 1 can of Tuna (~250 gm) Salt to taste Preparing the Ingredients: …