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Japanese dishes come in great variety and regional specialties. Preparing authentic Japanese meals require some skills and they are best prepared when one uses traditional recipes. This often requires the help of a person who truly knows how to uniquely craft the dishes the authentic Japanese way. An example...

Asakusa is a district in Taito-ku, Tokyo that is home to many historical and modern sights, making it one of the most popular go-to destinations for visitors to Japan. The area is home to various department stores, restaurants, affordable youth hostels, and the famous Senso-ji Temple, which is the...

S.Pellegrino Young Chef is an anticipated global competition that recognizes rising culinary talent from across the globe. Every year, it announces a winner among a group of talented chefs who take part in its extraordinary event. Currently, Japan is searching for its representative who will join the international competition...

On one of my first visits to a Japanese restaurant in the UK I daringly ordered something called 'octopus balls' and imagined myself to be chowing down on the nether regions of some poor mollusk. However, I now realize that what I must have been eating was takoyaki (たこ焼き),...

When describing food, westerners rely basically on 4 distinct tastes: bitterness, sweetness, saltiness, and sourness. However, there is another type of description for food - umami. While anyone reading this article can easily name foods that are bitter, sweet, salty or sour, umami is a little harder to pin...

There is a new interesting take on home shopping nowadays in that small, virtual Japanese companies are making a huge profit with kitchenware. Small firms like Aichi Dobby Ltd. offer a wide range of kitchenware products and one of the hottest items in their kitchenware lineup is the...

Japanese people are not exactly known for their vegetarian-friendly ways. After all, bacon is often not considered meat in our great nation but rather, a topping. However, the Japanese do love to make the mundane look extraordinary, occasionally taking far too much time to do so. There are several...

Tired of eating plain white rice? Wanna shake things up a bit? Try adding a few of these furikake (rice seasoning) flavours to your freshly made rice for an infusion of flavour. muen-genen.com/ Furikake comes in a variety of forms and prices. From mini packs to take on the go, resealable...

"Wait! Let's take a photo before we eat!" Taking a photo of food and uploading it on a social media seems to be a norm for a lot of girls nowadays. The prettier the food or menu looks, the more 'likes' we receive. However, as the outsiders, we may...

Japan has basic veggies like potatoes, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes and others, but there are also plenty of greens that are a staple in Japan. Some of these can be rather rare outside the country or outside of Asia. Learn about some of the vegetables used in traditional Japanese dishes...

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