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Try This Brand New Organic Miso Soup Endorsed by an Australian Model in Japan

Australian model Miranda Kerr is very popular in Japan. Her beauty has a cute look which is the reason why many men and women like her. Ever since she endorsed Marukome, a Japanese miso soup paste producer, her name became more well-known. Recently, she was given another product to advertise with her own personal input;…

Savour the Goodness of Akita’s Local Flavours with Japanese Dish Kiritanpo!

At the mention of Akita Prefecture (秋田県), what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it beautiful snow-covered scenery during winter? Or the famous hot springs at Nyuutou Onsen (乳頭温泉) nestled within Towada-Hachimantai National Park (十和田八幡平国立公園)? Or Tamagawa Onsen (玉川温泉) featuring the charm of the old Showa era (昭和時代)? Akita has an abundance of…

Know Your Miso! 3 Common Types of Miso Paste

Miso is a thick paste which is a culinary staple in Japan. The process of making miso involves fermenting soybeans with salt and koji, but at times, other ingredients such as rice and barley may also be used. A popular miso-based dish is miso soup which is commonly found in Japanese restaurants. While miso is…

6 Famous Must-Try Foods that Represent the Spirit of Hokkaido!

Hokkaido, known for being Japan’s ski haven as well as its flower fields in the spring, faces boundaries on the Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Japan, and the Pacific Ocean. Where food is concerned, seafood automatically comes to mind. However, in addition to the freshest catch from the ocean, there are several other Hokkaido specialties…

4 Classic Foods You Will Learn to Love Living in Japan

When you move to a new place (particularly one so far from home) there are lots of things you’ll need to get used to. Some things will be easy to adapt to, and others will take more time. One thing that ex-pats frequently have to get used to is new food types and changes to…

Delicious Recipes Using Miso: From Traditional To Inventive

Before I came to Japan, Miso (みそ or 味噌) was known to me only in the form of a pale, cloudy soup, served as a side dish to wash down plentiful amounts of sushi. Made from fermented soybeans, the taste is salty and distinctive. Now that I live in Japan, I know that miso is…

4 Most Loved Home–Cooked Japanese Moms’ dishes

The well known Japanese food such as Sushi, Tempura and Ramen aren’t actually eaten at home by Japanese families (well at least not daily). These foods are commonly eaten at the restaurants. So, what do the Japanese people eat at home? Home-cooked meals are called “Ofukuro no aji” which literally means “Mom’s Taste”. Read on…
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Ichi Ju San Sai: the principle of a perfect Japanese meal.

People say Japanese food brings long life span to all of us. If you like or are used to some hot and strong-tasting foods, our national food may taste a bit weak to you, but let’s take a look at what kind of meal Japanese usually eat. This is what Japanese typical dining looks like.…
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