Food & Drinks

2019.02.15
How to Order Sake - Know the Measurements
Have you ever been asked in a restaurant whether you wanted a “shaku” or “ichigo”? Have you ever worried about getting too much (or too little) to dri
2018.11.22
Eat Fugu and Live to Tell the Tale
For any foodie visiting Japan, eating fugu should be on their list of must-eat foods, since it’s next-to-impossible to have in other countries. Usuall
2018.06.15
A Bento in the Park: The Perfect Shinjuku Lunch Break
When I worked in the Nishi-shinjuku skyscraper district, I always enjoyed taking lunch breaks with my co-workers among the cherry blossoms in Shinjuku
2018.05.28
A Quick Guide to 'Donabe', the Japanese Traditional Earth Cookware
The interest in the Japanese aesthetics is increasing worldwide, and it's no longer rare, for example, to see Japanese items in Western kitchens anymo
2018.03.11
How to choose sake
When one thinks of Japan, one thinks of Japanese sake. If you are visiting Japan, you’ll certainly want to try some and maybe even bring back a bottle
2018.02.19
Making okonomiyaki is fun and easy!
A few days ago, I joined the okonomiyaki party at Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan with my friend David from Belgium. Okonomiyaki is a popular Japanese
2017.02.14
The only Manju shrine in Japan! Visit Rin Shrine in Nara to get to know the history of Manju.
Rin Shrine (林神社) enshrines Jōin RIN (林 浄因) who brought steamed bean-paste buns (Manju) from China, and it is located on the ground of Kongo Shrine (漢國
2017.01.24
Get healthy and beautiful by eating Japanese umeboshi plums!
The umeboshi are very common pickles in Japan. I'll introduce the effects of umeboshi and how to enjoy them! All photos of umeboshi products in this
2016.11.14
It’s very sweet and rich in taste! Let’s eat Terajima eggplant in Higashi-mukojima!
Do you know what Edo-vegetables are? Most of the vegetables currently sold in Tokyo are delivered from other prefectures. Edo-vegetables are specifi
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2016.11.05
Cheap, Quick, and Tasty! Tokyoites Beloved Fast Food, Soba noodles.
Which type of fast food do you think has been enjoyed by Tokyoties for some centuries? Soba noodles have been the favorite fast food of the people fr
2016.09.27
Tasting sake at S. Imanishi Co., Ltd. Harushika brewery in Nara.
S. Imanishi Co., Ltd. is a Japanese sake brewery located about a 5-minute walk from Gangoji temple (A World Heritage Site). The brewery is behind the
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2016.09.18
This is the traditional Japanese technique for making rice-cakes!
Nakatanido is a Japanese confectionery shop located at the entrance of the Mochiidono shopping arcade and faces Sanjo street near the Sarusawa Pond in
senbei
2016.09.09
Senbei, a low calorie snack cracker made from rice!
Senbei was introduced to Japan from China during the Asuka period (592-710). At the time, senbei was made by kneading wheat flour with water and roa
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2016.08.17
Discover Mugicha, a summer drink in Japan
Cold mugicha (barley tea) is a popular summer drink after taking a bath or after exercising. How is it different from green tea and what are its effe
Miso soup
2016.08.09
A quick guide to the Japanese Miso Soup
Miso soup with rice has been loved by the Japanese since ancient times. I will show when the Japanese started eating it, and will also introduce orig