FOOD

10 Refreshing Japanese Summer Treats to Beat the Heat in Japan

During the summer season, people tend to feel sluggish and lazy, and the unbearable heat makes them want to stay indoors. This summer, energize your body by treating yourself to these 10 refreshing Japanese summer treats! 1. Nagashi Somen jp.fotolia.com/ Other than being cooling and refreshing, it is also fun to eat. The somen noodles…

Do You Know the 3 Greatest Udon Noodles in Japan? Have You Tried Them Yet?

Almost everyone must be rather familiar with udon (うどん) – the white, thick, and chewy Japanese noodle that can be served either hot or cold. Udon can be easily found in many places, from convenience stores to restaurants. Did you know that in Japan, there are namely three types of udon that are known as…

These 3 Healthy Japanese Dishes Will Fill You Up Without the Unwanted Calories

Whatever body shape and size you have, it is very important to have a proper diet. Japan is probably one of the best places to find healthy food as most Japanese people are conscious about their health. Food portion sizes at restaurants in Japan are relatively smaller than overseas. They also have special eating habits…

Try This Brand New Organic Miso Soup Endorsed by an Australian Model in Japan

Australian model Miranda Kerr is very popular in Japan. Her beauty has a cute look which is the reason why many men and women like her. Ever since she endorsed Marukome, a Japanese miso soup paste producer, her name became more well-known. Recently, she was given another product to advertise with her own personal input;…

Check Out This Japanese Delicacy, One of the Top 50 Foods in the World!

Foie gras is a popular dish hailing from France and consists of the cooked liver of a fattened goose, duck, or hybrid mallard. You can find it in high-end European restaurants all over the world. In Asia, duck liver is also eaten traditionally by the Chinese. The Japanese are not completely unfamiliar and they have…

Heard of Japanese Transparent Potato Chips? Here’s How to Make Them at Home!

There are Japanese companies such as Calbee which have made normal potato chips interesting by coming up with unusual flavors like salt and lemon peel, plum, KFC, etc. Have you already tried all of these available types and looking for something even more unique? Forget the flavor, have you seen strange-looking potato chips? No, we…

Beat the Summer Heat With These 6 Unique Flavors of Shaved Ice From MINISTOP Japan

As Japan’s summer temperatures seem to be getting higher, recently ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, iced refreshments are becoming popular and in demand this time of the year. Restaurants, food stalls, and convenience stores offer different kinds of delicious frozen treats and iced drinks to quench your thirst and help you cool down…

12 Types of Japanese Street Food to Look Out For at Summer Festivals

Yaki (焼き) street food is one of the favorite types of food of many locals and visitors alike. If you are visiting Japan in the summer season, especially during festivals, the following types of street foods are common at food stalls, called yatai (屋台), on the streets and close to event venues. “Yaki” simply means…

Eat This Cup Noodle With Ice to Keep You Cool and Refreshed This Summer in Japan!

Summer in Japan is hot and humid, which is why it tends to be less popular than all the other seasons. Aside from summer festivals and the beach, there seems to be nothing much to look forward to. This is the reason Nissin Cup Noodle (日清カップヌードル) released a reprise of their Cup Noodle Somen (カップヌードル…

Have You Tried This Delicious Summer Street Food in Japan?

Corn is considered a staple food around the world and is widely eaten in many countries. It has many names in Japan, such as tomorokoshi (とうもろこし), tokibi (とうきび), morokoshi (もろこし), nanba (なんば), and so on. There are many delicious dishes made of corn that are worth trying, and there is one that especially stands out:…
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