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Review for: Izakaya Tanuki

Edited by Lian Xia Rose || Narrated by TBD || Produced by TBD
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Review for: Izakaya Tanuki

Reviewer: Tom W., New York, NY

Stars: 5/5

Brace yourself, because this is going to be a long review. Like, recipe-on-a-mommy-blog long. But I can’t tell you what a relief it was to find this place! 

Some backstory: my husband was born in the sixteenth century. Usually, he isn’t too particular about food—he’s not the kind of undead to complain about preservatives or anything—but every now and then, he gets wistful for some of the dishes he ate as a boy. Especially this New Year’s soup called ozoni. 

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J.L. Akagi is a queer Japanese American who writes about what scares her. Her work has appeared in several venues including Strange Horizons and If There's Anyone Left. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife and two chihuahuas and can be contacted at
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