Japanese food (washoku)

These 3 Healthy Japanese Dishes Will Fill You Up Without the Unwanted Calories

Whatever body shape and size you have, it is very important to have a proper diet. Japan is probably one of the best places to find healthy food as most Japanese people are conscious about their health. Food portion sizes at restaurants in Japan are relatively smaller than overseas. They also have special eating habits…

Try These 4 Unique Japanese Cookery and Culture Courses in Osaka!

Do you want to learn and understand Japanese culture in a fun and delicious way? Sakura Cook is a Japanese cooking school in Osaka where you can learn the proper way to prepare and cook your favorite Japanese dishes, whilst at the same time learning about Japanese food, culture, and history. Because of the special…

Enjoy the Sights of Osaka and Kyoto From the Water With These 2 Summer Boat Tours

Going on a yakatabune cruise is a popular summer activity in Japan. A yakatabune is a classic low barge style boat that goes sailing in the river during the summer season. Many companies provide tours using these boats in order to help tourists enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Japan in a luxurious time. They also…

5 Kabocha Squash Dishes You Must Try in Japan This Late Summer!

Kabocha squash (南瓜) is a Japanese household item which one has as a side dish mainly in the form of a salad or soup in washoku (和食), the traditional Japanese meal. Kabocha usually refers to winter squash and it is cooked as an appetizer or side dish in Japan. The flavor of kabocha is uniquely…

Learn the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Taking Lessons from This Chef in Tokyo

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 of such person is the talented…

Thinking of Studying Abroad in Japan? Here Are 4 Reasons You Should Do It!

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Japan? Well, there are many fabulous and unique things that you will experience in the country. I’m Japanese, but I have met and made friends with many international students in Japan. I also worked for a Japanese language school to support international students. I have studied abroad twice…

Taste Some of the Best Cuisines at These 4 Iron Chef Restaurants in Tokyo

For those fans of Iron Chef (料理の鉄人) and the newest iteration Iron Chef America, you probably already know the premise. It takes top chefs from each cuisine – French, Japanese, Italian, and Chinese just to name a few – and has them going up head to head against another chef with a secret ingredient. Growing…

Witness the Art of Sushi by Japanese Chef Jiro Ono in This Documentary

In my opinion, I believe that cuisine is a very delicate form of art that many people either take for granted or forget about due to its abundance and regularity. By gathering different ingredients from completely different ecosystems (which in themselves are either tasteless or incompatible), one can so delicately combine them together in the…

Do You Know That 2 Out of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Are in Tokyo?

The most awaited annual release of the list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has come out for 2016. As expected, Japan was well represented in the top 100. However, 2 restaurants from Tokyo made it to the top 50! They are RyuGin and Narisawa. 1. RyuGin (龍吟) theworlds50best.com/ In an unassuming block in Roppongi…

Treat Your Taste Buds to These 4 Signature Autumn Foods in Japan!

As the lovely autumn descends upon Japan and turns the surroundings into shades of red, orange, and yellow, the summer heat dissipates which in turn boosts our appetite for delicious food. Coupled with the fact that autumn is typically the harvest season for many types of food ingredients, it is probably no wonder that there…
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