Kushikatsu: Japanese Kebab?

twitter.com/ What is this food with a funny name? One of the best foods Japan offers. Simply put kushi-katsu is fried meat on a stick. Well, that is a over-generalization. Meat, vegetables, fish, and many other things are skewered on a stick, breaded and deep fried. You dip the concoction in a sauce and enjoy.…

Yakitori and Binchotan – ebony and ivory ?

Cuisine is a big attraction for any visitor journeying to Japan. There isn’t much that I don’t eat but there aren’t many foods that I can eat all the time. The one exception is Yakitori. Various chicken cuts skewered on bamboo sticks that are grilled to perfection. Paired with a chilled “nama” (draft) beer and…

6 Japanese seasonal summer dishes you have to try!

Summer is almost here. The air is getting warmer day by day! People start to eat ice cream and the leaves start turning green. Yes, summer will come at the soonest! But do you know that there are foods in Japan known as a summer cuisine? In Japan, normally, seasons affect the served food, from…

Shopping in Japan FAQ

Is there a chance to negotiate the price? Unfortunately in my experience here, people don’t have the custom of negotiating the prices for shoppers. Although there are also some cases where price negotiating is acceptable, but discount is not promised, example: at special areas like antique markets, big electronic items like tv, refrigerator and other…

All you need to know about Japanese hot springs

Author’s photo Thanks to the abundance of volcanic activity all along the Japanese archipelago, Japan’s ancient custom of bathing in hot springs is legendary. The mineral-infused water is believed to have healing powers, and soaking in them is a weekly practice for many. In the United States, most hot springs are left in a more…

Sake, what exactly is it?

Author’s photo In most of the Western world, Japanese wine distilled from rice is commonly known as “sake”. As with the Western tradition of wine, Japanese sake comes in many, many types of flavors, features a wide range of dryness to sweetness, a variety of infusions, varying clarity, prices, and recommended food pairings. In Japanese,…

5 Japanese dishes that will make you cringe

There are a lot of, a lot of delicious food in Japan that I know everyone in the world likes. But don’t you forget “the dark side”! I guess many Japanese people, of course including me, like these 5 GREAT foods that I’m about to introduce to you, but I also guess that people from…

You never go hungry in Japan – Food On A Budget

Waribiki – for those on a budget Everybody knows that Japan can be a very expensive country to live in. Rent, health care, transportation, or even your grocery can easily dominate your monthly expenses. But one thing I really love about the country is their delicious food and the discounts on this food especially at…

Greatest Japanese lakes

Perhaps, going to lakes doesn’t appeal to each and everyone. Some of you maybe think it’s better to go to the beach, and relax there. I used to think so too; until I found out these two great lakes that will make you want to go there. 1. Biwa Lake Author’s photo This lake is…

The Beauty of the Fall in Japan

Author’s photo After the intense heat and humidity of the Japanese summer, everyone looks forward to the cool, crisp air of autumn. The mosquitoes relent with the fading heat, and the leaves begin to turn. The most beloved of all fall sights in Japan are the bright-red momiji, the Japanese maple. You’ve never seen a…
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