This Famous Shop Has Re-Released Their Sakura Ice Cream At Last!

Now that the spring season is drawing near, many companies in Japan are releasing their own version of Sakura-flavored confections. Baskin-Robbins, the popular international ice cream chain, will also be releasing its own version of sakura ice cream in Japan. The unique flavor will be released for a limited time only, so you should quickly…

Yukimi Daifuku: A Delicious Ice Cream-Filled Japanese Snack!

If you have a sweet tooth and love trying different cuisines on your travels, then your trip to Japan would not be complete without gobbling a few dozen Yukimi Daifuku ice-cream mochi. Lotte is a major snack brand in Japan and Korea, producing a whole range of things aside from the snacks it is most…

Looks can be Deceiving But Not with Japanese Cuisine: What You See is What You Get

Have you ever seen food on a television commercial or on a restaurant menu that looked delicious based on its presentation, but ended up being a disappointment in both presentation and taste? If so, then you know all too well how frustrating such an experience can be and I have found that most (keyword “most”)…
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Try Japan’s Secret Ingredient that’s Both Healthy and Delicious: Kinako

Japanese cuisine is thought of by many as one of the most unique and delicious cuisines around. Japanese food has become so popular that there are now thousands of Japanese restaurants located all over the world! waifu.jp/ However, there is no doubt that the best way to really experience and enjoy authentic Japanese food is…

Japan’s Traditional and Delicious 7-Herb Porridge Will Ward Off Evil Spirits

New Year holidays in Japan are typically celebrated for 3 days. However, on the 7th of January, this would be the day when people eat porridge or rice soup cooked with herbs known as nanakusa-gayu to bring health and longevity. The custom is called Nanakusa no sekku or the Festival of Seven Herbs. The porridge…

First Up in the McDonald’s Japan McSweets Line is the Honey Lemon Shake!

Recently, McDonald’s in Japan introduced a line called McSweets. This special line is meant for sweet indulgent desserts that are different from those sold in McDonalds’ regular line. It seems like McDonald’s is offering a line filled with sweet goodness to complement its major line which is filled with savory food. The first product released…

Wagashi Calendar: Hanabiramochi in January

The beginning of a new year brings lots of promise and hope to all as we start afresh with a clean slate. In the old Japanese calendar called kyuureki, January used to be called Mutsuki (睦月). Other than this term, January was also known by other names such as Mototsutsuki which means “first month of…

Try Sakura Pepsi, Japan’s Newest Seasonal Flavor for Spring!

Japan is well known for many things. Friendly people, amazing culture and gorgeous seasons. Nothing, however, tops their creativity in taking well-loved food products and making them quintessentially Japanese. There are examples of this everywhere in the country, all you have to do is look! From the ubiquitous matcha (and now sake!) flavored Kit Kats,…

Wasabi Lovers, Test Your Knowledge with these 6 Interesting Facts!

As Romeo is not complete without Juliet, sushi is surely not complete without wasabi. This famous green paste which gives everything a pungent flavor leaves people either loving or hating it. Wasabi is usually served as a side dish alongside ginger. Regardless of how you feel about wasabi, here are some facts that may find…
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