Food & Specialties

2014.11.13
“Oden,” representative dish of the kind of foods that we want to eat when it is cold
Oden is the staple dish of the cold winter Autumn is now getting deeper in Japan, and the winter season is just around the corner. "Oden" could b
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
You may only be able to taste this in Japan!? “Tamago kake gohan” (egg on rice) with fresh eggs
Easy! Yummy! Fresh raw eggs are the perfect topping for white rice! Rice is the principal food in the Japanese diet, so there are many side dish
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
2014.10.24
Please try it if you don’t like raw fish, “Namero,” the local food of Chiba
Let’s try Namero and conquer your dislike of raw fish! Some people don’t like raw fish even though they like Japanese food. We have one food we
2014.10.22
The secret to delicious rice is in the history, lifestyle, nature and wisdom of Japan
Rice is the staple of the Japanese diet and is loved by everyone! Rice has been grown in Japan since the Jomon era (approximately 3000 years ago)
2014.10.21
You should try “Kushikatsu,” a special food of Osaka with a golden rule.
Unique foods of Osaka are not only “Takoyaki” and “Okonomiyaki”… Kushikatsu is also one of the many special foods of Osaka. It’s a prepared with
2014.10.17
Cooking on a roof tile?! Have a taste of “Kawara Soba,” a Yamaguchi Prefecture specialty
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
2014.10.14
“Hakari-me-Don,” The best eel of Japan and a well-known product of Futtsu city, Chiba prefecture, caught in Tokyo Bay.
“Edomae-anago (conger)” is loved by the people who were born in Edo (Tokyo) Most Japanese would say that the answer is eel if you ask them which
2014.09.27
Why you should eat fugu in Shimonoseki
Why it's ok to eat fugu and why you should do it in Shimonoseki!
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
2014.08.05
“Niku-jaga”, The flavor of a Japanese Mother’s cooking.
If you can cook this, you’ll be very popular among Japanese men. Niku-jaga, which literally means meat and potatoes, is a standard dish in Japan
2014.08.04
“Hitsumabushi”, A local eel dish of Nagoya city eaten in 3 different steps
Recommended for the hot summer! Become a master on Japan through Nagoya's local specialties! Hitsumabushi is grilled eel served over rice and one
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
2014.07.05
Pancake
The pancake trend amongst young Japanese girls A recent trend in Japan involves the infatuation with pancakes among young Japanese girls beca