Field Guide: King Street
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Mana Bu’s Homemade Japanese Musubis and Sweets
This is no ordinary musubi stop. Mana Bu’s offers white rice, brown rice, okowa sweet rice, and original 10-grain-blend rice musubis, which are filled with everything from the staple Spam to unconventional combinations like curry pilaf. Husband-and-wife duo Manabu and Fumiyo Asaoka label each homemade musubi concoction with the origin of the ingredients. The musubis are not only healthy, they are also delightful to eat, with just enough moisture and not at all greasy. 1618 S. King St., 358-0287.
Ever wanted to make time stop? Maybe that’s not possible, but you can at least preserve your memories—J’s Knicknacks is a scrapbooker’s paradise. This small, corner shop is packed tight, leaving barely any room to meander through the rows and columns of stamps, colorful paper (Bazzill cardstock), pens, stencils, paper frills, Mickey font and character cartridges, and on and on and on. For the beginner, J’s Knicknacks hosts scrapbooking workshops, and for the very obsessed, J’s Knicknacks keeps a blog, jsknicknacks.blogspot.com, that alerts you to the arrival of new shipments. 1869 S. King St., 941-2312.
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