Fish sauce - "SHOTSURU", "COLATURA" - Magic UMAMI Seasoning


"AKITA SHOTSURU" - Special fish sauce in Akita JAPAN.

Fish sauce is a completely different world of taste.

After tasting "Akita Shotsuru” made only from "Hatahata" grouper fish, so I was completely hooked!

It is very smooth and soft tasty, so now I'm experimenting with all kinds of fish sauce dishes.


Shotsuru, Ishiru, Ikanago-Shoyu, Colatura, nam pla, Nuoc mam, ...

Just one drop!

Once you try it, you will discover a new world of UMAMI that is completely different from other seasonings.


In addition, I love this "COLATURA DI ALICI DI CETARA" in Italia.
This fish sauce is from the fishing town of Cetara on the Amalfi Coast of southern Italy, and is made only from anchovies and salt. It has a very elegant taste and is very useful as a secret ingredient in my cooking.

Traditional fermented food culture is a great thing!
All fish sauces are delicious, and as long as they are used in the right way, they can open up a world of miraculous UMAMI.

Fish sauce is rich in free amino acids and has a flavor that can never be created by combining the four basic tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, and salty. If you haven't tried it yet, you should definitely give it a try.
posted by toons at 09:27 | diary


New Release - "Music Frequency Analyzer"


"Music Frequency Analyzer" was newly released today!

"Music Frequency Analyzer" is a sound source analysis app to check the sound characteristics of music sources.

Do you know what kind of sound characteristics your favorite song or piece of music has?

"Music Frequency Analyzer" can be analyzed frequency characteristics of your favorite music source.

This app may discover hidden masterpieces from your own music collection, and you will also find slight differences in sound quality due to mastering.

For example, you can find out the bass and treble frequencies, the frequency overlap at the beginning and climax of the music, the recording condition, the background noise level, and more.

It can also be used as reference information for acoustic evaluation when the same sound source is played back on audio equipment.

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It analyzes the information in the music file and displays the sound characteristics by FFT analysis and 1/3 octave band analysis in real time. It can also display quantitative analysis of their peak hold and average values.

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In addition, with the fluctuation analysis, you can also see the degree of "1/f fluctuation", which shows the trend of frequency distribution of the sound source.

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Please to click the following link to show this app on App StoreTM. It will be open our product page on App StoreTM.

posted by toons at 19:05 | News


1.17 - Twenty six years after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995.


On that day, I was living in Kobe and encountered a huge earthquake.

Everything was destroyed in an instant, and the future that we thought was an extension of the present was transformed into something completely different.

It took a very long time to rebuild the city, but it was nothing like the former Kobe.

Not as dramatic as that, but the current situation at the mercy of COVID-19 is very similar.

We must be aware that we are living in an era where even the slightest changes in the day will have a huge impact on the future.

Hopefully, our future will be a world with a lot of hope.
posted by toons at 05:46 | diary


Received an additional comment for "Repair of TEAC VRDS-25x CD Player".

Regarding a past article "Repair of TEAC VRDS-25x CD Player", I received an additional comment from a reader. Thanks for your information, Mr. Giuseppe Bassani.

He has tried a way to repair the CD tray drive mechanism without disassembling it.

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It seems that he used a string instead of a rubber belt.

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It would avoid the risk of damage associated to the complete disassembling the unit.

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posted by toons at 11:35 | Audio


Happy New Year!


Happy New Year. Cheers to a wonderful 2021!

posted by toons at 15:07 | News