Food & Drinks

2015.01.07
A Quick Guide to 'Kagami Mochi', the Japanese New Year Traditional Decorative Cake
During the end of the year and New Year’s holidays, you’ll see two donut-shaped objects with a mandarin on top of it. What is this snowman-like object
nanakusgayu
2015.01.05
The Japanese New Year’s dish, “Nanakusagayu.”
Is this dish too simple for New Year’s festivities? “Nanakusagayu,” a dish from the Edo period. “Nanakusagayu” (rice porridge) is famously known
Osechi dish
2014.12.31
Osechi boxes for the New Year’s holidays, a Japanese food tradition.
Traditional dishes for the Japanese New Year’s holiday are Osechi boxes with a variety of lucky foods. Beautifully set in compartments of layered boxe
toshikoshisoba
2014.12.19
Eating “Toshikoshi Soba Noodles” on December 31st will give you good fortune?
New years Eve (Omisoka) has arrived! In Japan we call the last day of the year, December 31st, Omisoka. This day is to rid oneself of negativity
Oysters
2014.11.29
Grill your own Japanese Oysters on the Way back from Ise Grand Shrine
Enhance your travel to Ise by visiting a place that is still secret from many tourists.
2014.11.13
Oden, the Japanese Winter One-Pot Dish you Cannot Miss!
Oden is the Japanese staple dish of the cold winter When  winter season is around the corner, oden starts appearing everywhere in Japan. It is a dish
2014.11.11
“Hakata ramen,” the first step to becoming a ramen connoisseur
If you are having "Hakata ramen," you have got to master all about the hardness of the noodles and about "kaedama" (or second serving of noodles on
2014.11.10
In search of the history of “Toruko(Turkish) rice”, a Western dish that took hold together with Western culture.
“Toruko rice”, born in Nagasaki, the window to Western culture in Japan. Nagasaki, widely known as the city that was among the first to bring Wes
2014.11.03
Is it Safe to Eat Raw Eggs on Rice in Japan?
Will you regret it?
2014.10.29
How would you like to try "Nagasaki Champon", a local noodle dish from Nagasaki whose name means, "to mix"?
It is cheap and highly nutritious! This local dish was developed from Chinese cuisine. There was a time period called "Sakoku" (literally meanin
2014.10.21
Osaka Finger Food: How to Eat Kushikatsu Fried Skewers where it Originated from!
If you are visiting Osaka and want to eat something local, trying fried skewers at the shop that invented them is a must-do.
2014.10.17
Weird Food from Japan: "Kawara Soba,” Tea Noodles Cooked on a Roof Tile!
This weird cooking technique was born in battle In the City of Shimonoseki, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, there is a local cuisine called kawara soba. It
2014.08.27
They go well with alcohol and with sweets – the healthy “edamame” (green soybeans)!
“Beer and edamame” are the quintessential combination of the Japanese summer. Can you find "edamame" in Japanese restaurants in your country? "Eda
2014.07.09
Gyudon, A Bowl of Beef
Delicious, Cheap, Japanese Fast Food! Gyudon or, a Japanese bowl of beef, can often be found in foreign tourist guides and is one example of
2014.06.26
Wagashi (Traditional Japanese confectionery often served with tea)
Video You can experience making Wagashi! Wagashi is found all over Japan and is unique to each location. 400 years ago in Kyoto and Edo (now