Oishinbo Volume 1 MOBI ¸ Oishinbo Volume eBook

Oishinbo Volume 1 MOBI ¸ Oishinbo Volume eBook

Oishinbo Volume 1 ❮Download❯ ➹ Oishinbo Volume 1 ➾ Author Tetsu Kariya – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Follow journalist Yamaoka Shiro on a rich culinary adventure as he hunts for the ultimate menu To commemorate its 100th anniversary the heads of newspaper Tozai Shimbun come up with a plan to publish Follow journalist Yamaoka Shiro on a rich culinary adventure as he hunts for the ultimate menu To commemorate its th anniversary the heads of newspaper Tozai Shimbun come up with a plan to publish the “Ultimate Menu” The assignment is given to journalist Yamaoka Shiro the protagonist of the series With the help of a female coworker Kurita Yuko Yamaoka starts off on what can only be termed an epic saga to find the dishes hat will go into the “Ultimate Menu” The subject of volume is Nishon ryori Oishinbo Volume eBook ´ or Japanese cuisine featuring stories on subjects like how to prepare a proper dashi broth that is one of the building blocks of Japanese cooking or matcha the powdered green tea used in the tea ceremony or red snapper sashimi The subjects of the later volumes are sake fish vegetables rice dishes udon and izakaya or “pub” food.


10 thoughts on “Oishinbo Volume 1

  1. Mir Mir says:

    Really impressed that a piece of writing that is primarily intended to instruct people about traditional Japanese cuisine managed to be so full of plot interest and even emotional weight I don't know if he'll be able to keep it up but I'll definitely be reading I may even eventually try some of the cooking techniue tips


  2. Trudie Trudie says:

    This was my first experience with Manga and in some respects it maybe an atypical one If I am going to get into a comic book series then one about food is likely than most to sway me I didn't fully appreciate how much I would learn from this book It is a deep dive into Japanese food culture presented in the Manga style The opening lesson story is about the correct way to make dashi and woe betide the cook that screws this up Bowls of dashi are hurled about and cooks fired for smoking least it infuse the ingredients Some of this is played for laughs but there is plenty of food philosophy here and I especially liked the not so subtle dig at flashy presentations over traditional techniues where respect for the ingredient is paramount The only frustration for me in reading about cuisine in this format is that I missed the beautiful food photography you would expect to find in books on Japanese food A black and white sketch of a bowl of miso soup with clams in it is disturbingly unappealing


  3. Sesana Sesana says:

    This might sum up the difference between mainstream Western comics and Japanese manga Oishinbo is a series about food one that lasted than twenty years and 100 volumes regularly selling over one million copies per volume To put that into perspective Saga the best selling single trade paperback last year sold less than a uarter that amount in a country with than twice the population It's kind of amazing when you think about itDue to the extremely long running nature of the book it would have been borderline crazy for VIZ to attempt a full translation So this series is basically going to be a greatest hits version divided into collections based on theme It's an unusual tactic but this series it actually works Sure it leads to oddities like having to be told in a translation note at the end of the book that two characters have married But since I'm not paying much attention to the story it didn't bother meBecause the thing is I don't particularly care about the overarching story In a nutshell the main character a journalist was raised by an ultra gourmet famous potter and complete asshole And as you might expect he's an asshole too They hate each other endlessly And that's about it I didn't like either of them in the least and the book was improved anytime they either weren't on panel or kept their mouths shut But the food Now that's another story The food is beautifully lovingly drawn and described in wonderfully vivid and enthusiastic terms Better yet there's a great deal of attention paid to techniue the exact way that you would prepare a dish and why it should be prepared in that way Maybe you couldn't learn to cook from Oishinbo but you could definitely expand your understanding of how to cook and of food in general This is a book that makes a big deal when strawberries are served in cream Because that would cover the natural flavor of the strawberries Yes this is a book that's passionate about food and about Japanese food in particular And nothing to be read while hungryIf it were only about the food I would have rated this four stars I loved those parts But the non food story was meh at best and I was happier by far when it was absent or easily ignored Still I want to see of this delicious food


  4. MissAnnThrope MissAnnThrope says:

    28 February 2013Dear Poor Library Patron who reads this after meI profusely apologize for the drool stained condition in which you shall receive this book The gorgeously illustrated food had my salivary glands working overtime It could not be helped My advice to you is to wear a bib and hold the book a good two feet's distance away from mouth Keep yummy snack handy to distract your chops from chewing on delectable book EnjoyThis here is foodie nirvana Oishinbo Volume 1 Japanese Cuisine combines two of my most favorite things food and manga There are even a couple of recipes included EEEEEEEEEE The opening pages display beautiful photographs detailing the steps in the recipes featured in the story YumJournalists Shirô Yamaoka and Yûko Kurita are tasked with the project to research and create the Ultimate Menu for Tôzai News Together they embark on a gastronomic adventure to discover the epitome of Japanese cuisine The intricate drawings and explanations of the food is absolutely mouthwatering The care and craftsmanship that goes into the seemingly simple looking dishes gave me a whole new appreciation for my favorite cuisine These volumes do not follow the chronological order of how Oishinbo was originally released in Japan The stories have been picked apart and then combined into similar categories such as sake ramen and izakaya to form the volumes I think this takes away from the story feeling cohesive making the narrative feel flat at timesThe star of the show is the food In truth if you take the food away I probably would not have enjoyed this story as much Every course or chapter follows the exact same formula Someone fumbles their knowledge on food preparations there's a lot of yelling Shirô gets lectured by Yûzan Kaibara on how much he doesn't understand the true meaning of cooking and some culinary hero saves the day by making a mind blowing dish with exuisite care and detailAlthough the characters are one dimensional and the plot trudges forward the educational value that is contained within this manga than makes up for any flaw You get than a lesson on Japanese culture and food You are getting the heart of Japan This is a wonderful book to relish and savor


  5. Felicia Felicia says:

    My first manga I had to practice the whole backwards thing I even walked backwards down the block while walking my dog Didn't help thingsThis book was given to me by USA Today's PopCandy blogger Whitney Matheson the coolest chick I know in media serious I was like wtf is this? Graphic novel about food? Oooh boyI love it It's so weird and wonderful the drama over food is so hysterical and yet seems to give me a glimpse into Japanese culture that I'd never have any other way I love love it So strange and interesting at the same time makes me want to go over there for an eating tour Will read all of them D


  6. Diana Diana says:

    Oishinbo The Gourmet 1983 2014 by Tetsu Kariya Akira Hanasaki ★★★12This is a long running immensely popular critically acclaimed Japanese manga that focuses on the art of cooking In this manga food preparation is elevated to one of the highest forms of art as Japanese food and its presentationpreparation are considered to be In this story a culinary prodigy Shirō Yamaoka is paired with girl Yūko Kurita to come up with the Ultimate Menu and later the series focuses on such dishes as rice udon thick wheat flour noodles and fish based delicacies In the task of coming up with the Ultimate Menu though Shirō faces his adversaries for example in the form of his dictatorial father who is also considered to be a culinary expert Shirō's feud with his father is one of the dramatic elements of the story with the authors trying to make points about the generational misunderstandings within families in Japan From a couple of Oishinbo instalments that I read I can say that although the characters do appear a bit stereotypical and the plot is sometimes frustrating it is an enjoyable manga overall The focus on Japanese food and all its relevant aesthetics than make up for all the plot and character weaknesses


  7. Shāfiya Mū Shāfiya Mū says:

    Please note This is my spoiler free review for the whole English release of the series Oishinbo A La Carte is a seinen comedy manga series written by Tetsu Kariya and illustrated by Akira Hanasaki that revolves around food culture in Japan and specifically how some of the dishes came be a marker of Japanese identity through time There are seven English volumes in the series collectively and in Japan there are one hundred eleven volumes and was the tenth longest running serial of all time There were tons of things that I enjoyed about this manga with only a few things that I felt detracted from its uality overallThe narrative follows two food journalists—Shirō Yamaoka and Yūko Kurita—at a local newspaper who’ve been tasked with creating The Ultimate Menu of Japanese cuisine In addition Yamaoka the male protagonist is bitterly resentful of his father and the abuse his father gave Yamaoka’s mother’s cooking while he was growing up and as such he has a personal agenda of surpassing his father with his knowledge and talent for creating spectacular gourmet dishes without being a self entitled asshole about itAs I mentioned in my introduction there are plenty of things to appreciate and relish about Oishinbo The first is the title itself The word oishinbo is a portmanteau blending of two words to make a new word of the Japanese words oishi or delicious and kuishinbo or someone who loves to eat I felt that was an imaginative title as the series really is about the passion of yummy foodsAnother aspect I loved and one of the manga’s greatest strengths is that it offers tons of information on Japanese foods such as preparation methods and techniues different recipes for a specific ingredient eg eggplant seabream etc and why some methods of preparation are much better than others specifically where sanitation and flavour are concerned There’s also uite a bit of history that traces how the dish originated which often than not led to it being brought over to the country via China and how that particular dish has evolved over time to become an inherent part of Japanese identity and cultureThe seven English volumes all focus on one particular dish For example volume one is about Japanese cuisine in general and provides a brief introduction to how the Japanese people—explicitly food enthusiasts—approach trying out new meals and the etiuettes they follow Volume two is about saké going into detail about its history how it was diluted during the Second World War and how to tell the difference between diluted saké and authentic traditionally crafted saké The good thing about the acute focus given to these dishes is that I obtained plenty of knowledge surrounding them I honestly never realised how much of Japan’s most popularised dishes originated in different countries It was also uite pleasant learning about how uniuely independent Japanese traits found their way into the meals to create a brand new sort of food culture and identity As a foodie myself it’s something I appreciate about multicultural cuisinesOther enjoyable characteristics are the author’s own anecdotes detailing a personal experience that he had with the relevant dish More often than not he talks about how he had to adapt Japanese foods and cooking for living in Australia where you may not find the same sort of ingredients or even certain utensils that are necessary to create a faithfully Japanese flavour Most of these anecdotes are rather hilarious but once in a while I came across one that I found may be construed as offensive to Westerners as it does belittle their foods and ignorance towards Asian cuisine a bitThis leads me to the somewhat bad aspects of Oishinbo A La Carte Each chapter is episodic which in and of itself isn’t a bad uality But while I was reading the English volumes back to back it creates a lot of inconsistencies I did some research into the English translations and discovered that each volume is essentially a collection of the best of the best from the series over time pulling chapters from all one hundred eleven Japanese volumes This explained all of the discrepancies that sprouted up while reading For example in one of the volumes a couple of the characters end up getting engaged however in a much later volume they are being teased for being close yet single Clearly it was pulled from a part of the original Japanese narrative that predated the engagement Of course this is just one example of such an incongruity There are others but I don’t want to give any spoilers if I can help itAnother thing that I found mildly grating is the conflict that Yamaoka has with his father It can be entertaining at times and helps to create an element of tension to the overtly simple plotline but often than not it was irritating and felt too prolonged His father is also a royally rude fellow which makes it sensationally difficult to like him or enjoy his presence on the pages no matter how short lived His arrogance and pompous nature are over the top ridiculousThe illustrations are also rather hit and miss Due to the comedic tone and atmosphere for the story the drawings are all done in a cartoon like aesthetic reminiscent of Barefoot Gen The facial expressions are silly and comical the reactions—positive or negative—to the flavours of food or interactions with people are very exaggerated I didn’t particularly mind these exaggerations as I know it was done to rouse laughter Nonetheless when it came to depictions of the most important thing—food—it failed spectacularly For some dishes the details are marvellous and I could almost imagine the dish in real life or at the very least in an anime form But that was an uncommon occurrence Usually the shading on the dishes or the use of black to help develop texture was too heavy blurring all of the minute details together to make is extremely difficult to decipher what the dish entailed This made me sad One of my main reasons for wanting to read the All in all I recommend Oishinbo A La Carte for people interested in learning about Japanese cuisine and how it has shaped and contributed to Japanese culture and identity as we know it today Just go into it with the awareness that the English volumes have their shortcomings If you decide to read the Japanese editions please note that the manga in Japan was put on an indefinite hiatus in 2014 after the author received much criticism for his treatment of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster35 udon noodles outta 5


  8. Keith Alverson Keith Alverson says:

    A very good premise a manga overview of japanese cuisine However it was a bit repetitive in tone too freuently going back to the 'spirit' of the food as its defining character Also I was a bit disappointed it did not cover any interesting local dishes from different prefectures or any food from certain times of the year or festivals The characters showed much emotion and anger than I think is common in Japan perhaps that is part of the manga allure showing emotions in a way that is proscribed in real life? The artwork seemed like standard manga to me but I don't read mangas


  9. Ash Ash says:

    35 starsI randomly picked this book while browsing through Kinokuniya bookstore just because it said Japanese cuisine It was a great introduction to Japanese cuisine and culture I am a vegetarian and I should have realized that their cuisine is basically raw seafood That decreased my enjoyment as I did not enjoy reading about how to cut meat or what type of fish tastes better etc I think a person who loves Japanese cuisine and seafood would love this bookThis book is like a collection of short stories about a person who is obsessed with eating perfectly cooked food and his son who hates him because of this obsession The son says that his mother died because of this obsession of his father He made his wife cook dishes multiple times until he was satisfied with the taste First few stories are about this fight between father and son where the son is trying to prove that food prepared in a simple fashion could be great tasting too Last few stories were what I enjoyed the most as they talk about their cuisine and culture I am still not convinced how chopping meat and serving it raw could be considered “cooking” even though the author gave many explanations for it Indian cooking is so complex and uses so many ingredients I liked the part about how the tea ceremony needs to get rid of vanity I had read about Japanese tea ceremony earlier too and I like the fact that these ceremonies are so minimalistic There is some discussion about chopsticks and how they are made I now want to try using a wooden chopstick sometime as the author made a point about how metal flavors everything it touches I am glad I read this book I will get hold of the seuels someday


  10. Ken-ichi Ken-ichi says:

    Picked this up on a whim at Isotope and was genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed it I don't know too much about Japanese cooking so the basic overviews were very helpful The Yamaoka Kaibara conflict was amusingly absurd and the values articulated and implied were interesting eg a cosmopolitain appreciation for the ualities in cuisines from all places but also a very specific and rigid definition of what is right and wrong in Japanese cuisine Female characters were almost exclusively accessories with the exception of Kurita's contributions in the last chapter so take that for what you will It's also interesting that while they harped on the excellence of the simple basic elements they never seemed address how the characters eat on a day to day basis Where do they go out for lunch? What's a weeknight dinner look like? They do go out to lunch at a cafeteria style place in once scene but it's not clear if this is typical and most of the scene is devoted to Yamaoka berating a co worker for eating nori incorrectly and not on the uality of the dishes or who prepared them Is the food good? How do dishes and standards vary from day to day meals like this to the celebratory feasts or uintessential experiences that constitute most of the meals in the book?Much to criticize but much to enjoy too I'm glad to have a new to me manga series I can look forat comic shops now


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *