Food & Drinks

2015.07.22
A beginner's guide to Kakigoori (Shaved Ice), a Japanese Summer Classic Food
In this article I'd like to introduce you to shaved Ice, called 'Kakigori' in Japanese, a beloved and refreshing treat of the Japanese summer.
eel
2015.07.17
Let’s eat eel to survive the hot summer!“Doyo-no-ushi,” the day for eating eel.
Enjoy some eel to recharge yourself during the dog days of summer! Every year in July, you’ll commonly see eel on the menus of restaurants, because i
houba-zushi
2015.07.01
"Houba-zushi" is sushi wrapped in a leaf and is a local food of Yagyu village in Nara.
Wrapped sushi with a magnolia hypoleuca tree leaf What do you imagine when hearing the word “Sushi”? You may imagine a ball of rice topped with a sli
Wasanbon, Japanese sweets, wagashi
2015.06.23
What is“Wasanbon”, the traditional Japanese sugar?
Wasanbon and the best tea cakes Wasanbon is a kind of traditional Japanese sugar that has a history of over 200 years. It is only produced in Kagawa
2015.06.08
I had Hokkaido’s specialty, “Genghis Khan,” a Japanese mutton and vegetable dish!
Look out for the red lantern! A favorite local restaurant called “Fukuroutei” “Genghis Khan” is a shredded mutton barbeque known as the local dish
2015.06.04
Please Try “Kaisendon,” a sashimi rice bowl full of Hokkaido’s seafood!
The Landmark of Sapporo City Every morning, fresh vegetables, fruits, and fish are sold at the Sapporo City Wholesale Market. Next to the market,
2015.05.14
Everyone in Japan likes the Japanese soul food, Onigiri
The charming and easy to eat, Onigiri! Japanese people remember when their mothers would cook hot Onigiri for them when they were young. Onigiri is
2015.05.06
Yakumi, condiments that give Japanese food a peculiar taste
Yakumi, it is important to the Japanese main dish Yakumi is a kind of spice that improves the taste of Japanese food and helps to work up an appe
2015.05.01
Goboten Udon is a root vegetable cuisine that is loved by the people in Fukuoka Prefecture! Its crispy and crunchy texture is worth giving it a try!
What’s Goboten Udon? It’s Fukuoka people’s soul food. Guess what these finely shredded things are! It’s a Tempura made of the shredded root vegetable
2015.03.03
Crab, Yellowtail, and Many More Winter Delicacies at Kanazawa's Kitchen, the ”Omicho Market!”
Let's Go to Kanazawa, Closer Than Ever With the New Shinkansen Line! On March 14th, 2015, the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line will finally be open to th
2015.02.16
The classic donburi dish, oyakodon! People can't get enough of its syrupy texture
It's made from chicken and egg; that's why it's called "parent and child donburi" There are many dishes in Japan called "donburi", or rice bowl d
2015.02.07
The Japanese seasoning, “Furikake” is secretly becoming popular outside of Japan and used in unexpected ways!
It goes so well with freshly steamed rice! “Furikake” is literally named after its meaning, “to sprinkle over” and is made to sprinkle over rice.
taiyaki
2015.02.03
Hurry before they’re gone! The crispy skin and hot stewed adzuki bean jam is the specialty of “Nezu no Taiyaki”
How about dropping by on your way to the Yanaka Ginza shopping district? “Nezu no Taiyaki” is located within a 5 minute walk from Nezu stat
kakinohazushi
2015.01.24
What is the ancestor’s wisdom of “Kakinoha-zushi” , the cuisine traditionally inherited in Nara.
Opening the package is fun! What is “Kakinoha-zushi”, a local dish in Nara? “Kakinoha-zushi”(or Persimmon leaves sushi) is different from what yo
2015.01.20
3 things you didn't know about eating anglerfish in Japan
Yes, you can eat anglerfish. Learn more about this intriguing fish.