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Daidokoro- The Japanese Kitchen Podcast by Pat Tokuyama Trailer


A new way to feed your mind, body and soul.​

Show Notes

Welcome to the daidokoro video podcast! Hi, I’m Pat Tokuyama and you’re about to discover some of the tastiest ways to feed your mind, body and soul. A pharmacist by training, you may know me as the founder of all day I eat like a shark, the food blog, YouTube channel or as author of several Japanese cookbooks. If you desire to live a healthy life and are looking for a different way forward with a hunger for growth, then this podcast is for you!


Daidokoro is a Japanese term for kitchen. And I’m glad you’re here! With each episode, we’re going to be bringing clarity to your cooking by blending Japanese tradition and life lessons into bite-sized bits that even a shark would enjoy. Ready to make some magic happen? 


So, I started this journey way back when I was born in Hawaii. Before that, I didn’t know where I was in the universe. But after I came to be in Hawaii, my little baby body went to Los Angeles, we lived there for a little bit and then eventually Newport Beach, which is where I grew up. I actually remember one of my first days in elementary school for first grade and I really didn’t want to go. I was eventually also forced to go to private school for elementary school and then Japanese school on Saturdays, which I really hated.  reason was when I was little I was pretty fatnd becausemy Japanese name is Jin,they used to call me Jin Jin, the big fat balloon. 


Well,as you can imagine, being a little kid, I was not very happy with that.I hated going to Japanese school. It wasn’t until college though that I was able to experience Japan on my own when I actually studied there in Tokyo. I was at a university for the summer and I got a chance to experience many different life experiences, many firsts. Some of which included doing karaoke, which is singing the lyrics when there’s instrumental music playing in the background, which I discovered I hate. Also falling in love for the first time, and learning what it was like to be really, truly independent and experiencing the Japanese culture on my own without my family or parents there to protect me or support me. And I really got a chance to appreciate Japanese cuisine. 


One fateful day in June, there was a really good swell. The surf was pumping, and I had an awesome surf session at one of my favorite surf spots. As I was getting out of the water  I sprained my ankle. I was unable to walk for several months and during that time, that is when I started my food blog, as well as read a bunch of different books on spirituality, food, and other important interesting topics to me. And that led me to change my eating and cooking habits, which eventually led me to start a YouTube channel, write a cookbook, and this podcast.


So who is this show for? Well, if you’re tired of the status quo, and you’re ready to make a change, or you’re looking for a new perspective, a different way of doing things, a different way forward, a different way to be and to live, then I think you’re in the right place. 


My goal is to inspire action and to bring out the best in you so that you can live life to the fullest with food, a little bit of travel, and maybe a few new perspectives as well. Andlast year was sort of like my awakening in that. I feel like I found my sense of purpose, also known as Dharma. If you are familiar with Buddhism at all, Dharma essentially is kind of like your purpose in life. And last year, I felt like I found it and it kind of felt like a puzzle, one of the last puzzle pieces in my life falling right into place. And hopefully, some of the things that I have learned that I share with you will help you to grow and to see things from a different perspective, and ultimately help you to live a more fulfilled life. 


Thanks for joining us today from wherever you’re watching or listening from. And if you haven’t yet, it would mean a lot to me if you can share your thoughts in a review on iTunes to let me know what you think of this new video podcast. I can take that feedback and make things better for next time. 


To celebrate the launch of this brand new podcast we are going to be doing a little giveaway. All you got to do to enter is subscribe and send us a screenshot of your review. Make sure to check out the link in the description or show notes for all the details. And I’d encourage you to share this with a friend or a loved one because if you’ve gotten value out of it, chances are they will too.

If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag us, @alldayieatlikeashark


Are you new here? Here are your next steps:

  1. How would you like to discover how to cook plant based Japanese food, the EASY WAY? Get on the waitlist for my next LIVE video training and you’ll also get a FREE sample from my latest cookbook!
  2. Haven’t left a review yet? All you have to do is click here to leave a review on iTunes.  and thanks in advance because it will help me make this better for next time.  ❤
  3. I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a future #Q&A bit of The Daidokoro Podcast. All you have to do is go click here and record a question (under 90 secs) that could be featured on an upcoming episode.
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