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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…

Welcome to Shibamata, Home to the Classic Comedy, “Otoko wa Tsurai yo!”

“Otoko wa tsurai yo!” (男はつらいよ; It’s hard being a man)! These famous words, now part of Japanese folklore, are synonymous with the lovable movie character, Tora-san (寅さん). Ahh, poor Tora-san… that traveling salesman whose comical exploits cause his family endless problems. The poor guy whose romances never work out the way they should. Yet with…

Where Can You Buy the 4 Tastiest Japanese Treats in Tokyo?

When you think of Japanese food people usually think of rice, noodles, or sushi. Sweets rarely come to mind when people unfamiliar with Japan image the cuisine. Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets made of traditional ingredients such as mochi (rice cake) and anko (paste made of azuki red beans). But with so much choice, what…

Japan’s Favorite Summer Fruit Gets a New Twist With These Popular Dango!

With the summer here in Japan officially making our days a little sweatier thanks to the undeniable mix of humidity and heat, nothing beats a good refresher to cool down even if it’s for just a bit. texas-tiger.net/ But there’s one thing that is never missed during the summer season here in Japan which is…

6 Delicious Traditional Wagashi Sweets to Try as You Journey Throughout Japan!

Wagashi is traditional Japanese sweets that are usually served with green tea. They have a wide variety of shapes, ingredients, consistencies, and preparation methods. Some are so popular that they’re served all year ’round across Japan while others are only served regionally or seasonally. Where can I buy them? These delicious Japanese sweets are usually…
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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…

Love Japanese Sweets? Try Sasa Dango, a Traditional Niigata Specialty!

If you are a fan of Japanese traditional sweets, especially sticky rice cakes (dango), then you might also love the sasa dango. Sasa dango rice cakes wrapped with bamboo leaves is a traditional sweet from the Nigata prefecture. Sasa dango used to be the traditional sweet for the boy’s festival (Tango no sekku) on May…

Kanagawa: A Stone’s Throw Away from Tokyo

If Tokyo was New York City, guess which prefecture would be New Jersey? Given the proximity of Jersey City to Manhattan, many people who work in New York live in Jersey City for the overall less costly standard of living. Dining out at restaurants, grocery shopping, and paying rent and housing tax are some of…

3 Delicious Types of Japanese Dango

One day when I watched the anime “Clannad”, so I listened to a cute song as it was the ending of the first season. The name of the song is “Dango Daikazoku” (literally it mean the great Dango family) sung by Chata. I liked it so much and it remembers me how much Japanese love…

7 of the most famous Japanese dishes

The Japanese cuisine is renowned for its emphasis on flavours, presentation finesse and combining various ingredients to create new dishes. Living in Japan, it is necessary that all of us know the culinary heritage of the country and the amazing foods it offers. Here is the list of some basic food items/dishes/ingredients that everyone living…