Food & Specialties

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
2015.03.25
Japanese side dishes for rice
What goes together well with a bowl of rice? The side dish for a bowl of rice in Japanese is,“Gohan no otomo” (ご飯のお供) and is an easy dish that makes
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.
kagamimochi
2015.01.07
What is a Kagami mochi decoration? A Japanese New Year tradition
During the end of the year and New Year’s holidays, you’ll see two donut-shaped objects with an orange on the top of it. What is this snowman-like obj
nanakusgayu
2015.01.05
【WINTER】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
【WINTER】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
Oysters
2014.11.29
How to enjoy delicious “Oysters” in Mie Prefecture!
Do you want to eat your fill of Oysters? Then, let’s go to Toba-city in Mie Pref. In Uramura, Toba-city in Mie Prefecture, the beautiful coastlin
2014.11.21
【AUTUMN】“Dried persimmons,” delicious dry fruits typical of the Japanese fall
Persimmons are a gift from the heavens that can be used in many ways What kind of dried fruits do you eat in your country? "Persimmon" ("kaki," i