Discover Everyday Japan: Truly a Place of Beauty

What is your plan? pds.exblog.jp/ If you are planning a trip to Japan or even if you are there, you are probably planning and visiting a lot of famous landmarks and popular tourist spots, as well as perhaps exploring “off the beaten track”. Alongside all the beautiful shrines, landscapes and buildings, Japan can also be…

The 3 Yummiest Types of Donburi

What is Donburi? twitter.com/ Do you know Donburi? I think Katsu don is slightly famous all over the world. Donburi is one of the Japanese style meals. Donburi is served in a bowl which has rice and meat or seafood commonly. Although the variations of Donburi are countless and these days, many Donburis are getting…

Are you familiar with Japanese Häagen-Dazs flavors?

Japanese people make traditional sweets with such great creativeness and attention to detail. Today, this creativity can be seen, not only in traditional Japanese confectionery but also through the Japanese versions of foreign treats. Much of the world already knows about the Japanese Kit-Kats, but perhaps only a few know about how Japan transformed Häagen…

Onigiri: Sushi’s poor brother?

Same same but different noobcook.com Onigiri are to Japanese people as what pasta are to Italian people (maybe). They are stuffed rice balls wrapped with nori (seaweed), and the very basic take-out lunch for Japanese people. They come in round, or triangular, or in elongated shapes; their fillings are traditionally salty preserved food such as…
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Convenience Stores in Japan: Keeping the Crowd Nourished Since 1970’s

Combini sparkle bkpk.me/ If you are a long time American TV couch potato, you would be forgiven to think that all convenience stores everywhere are tiny consumerist hell holes of Slurpees and filthy bathrooms and armed robberies, with an unreliable Apu-like character at helm. Perhaps you will be glad to hear about the comparatively shiny…

The Healthy Japanese Fast Food – Onigiri

When one hears fast food one tends to think about the unhealthy category of food one sometimes has a weakness for. Whether hamburgers, greasy pizza or other calorie bombs, it definitely does not sound healthy. Who would have thought that Japanese answer to that is a healthy option, that keeps you full for even longer…

Senbei, What Is It And What Does It Taste Like?

Do you know what Senbei is? Senbei is a traditional Japanese snack made from rice. Generally, they are called rice crackers in English. They taste great, and they are also less calorific than other snacks such as chips and pretzels. There are many kinds of Senbei in Japan, and some are very unique. These days…

Eating in Japan On A Budget: The Best Options.

Many people view Japan as a rather expensive vacation destination. This can be easily true, Japan in a rich and varied culture and you can easily spend your yen before you even notice! With so many traditional foods, such as sushi and sukiyaki, being very popular a large portion of your travel budget could be…

Mountain Day – A new Holiday to come in 2016

kazuhisa.eco.coocan.jp Japan is adjusting a lot when it comes to holidays. For instance, the previous Emperor is honoured by the Holiday “Shōwa Day” (昭和の日 Shōwa no Hi). The holiday used to be celebrated as the Emporer’s Birthday till 1989, when the Emperor Shōwa Hirohito died. But Showa Day did not become Showa Day right after…
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