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Rice is a staple food in Japan. It has been cultivated across the country for many years and is synonymous with the general meaning of "meal." However, the younger generation nowadays is increasingly eating junk food like Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (クリスピー・クリーム・ドーナツ) or McDonald's (マクドナルド) instead of rice. To promote...

One of Japan’s greatest treasures is its huge variety of delicious food. The reason why there are quite a number of dishes in Japan is due to its rich and diverse culture and history, as well as the climates which differ in various regions. Therefore, there is an abundance...

While in Japan, you are bound to come across many types of dishes which feature rice along with vegetables, meat or seafood. From the dizzying array of bentos sold at restaurants, shops and train stations to the suite of donburi offerings including oyako-don, yakiniku-don, hitsumabushi, and more, Japan is...

Rice is a common staple food found in the everyday life of Japanese people. There are many ways of preparing and cooking rice and there are also a number of good foods to accompany it. Aside from the main dish that is prepared in the household, there are also...

Have you ever found yourself with leftover Japanese rice? Sure, you can make a stir fry or a pilaf, but why slum it with such mediocre food? Ochazuke is definitely the solution to your cold winter food needs! What You'll Need luxuryhaven.co/ Rice, of course. For this, standard Japanese sticky rice is the...

Buying rice in Japan is not as easy as just picking a sack off the shelf. Know what you’re buying, and how it tastes! The Japanese eat a lot of rice, in fact, many as often as three times a day. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, it is the...

According to rice guru Nishijima Toyozo, the cultivated rice grains in Japan today are very different from those in the old days. Unlike in the old days, when rice could be stored at room temperature, rice grains today require a more delicate care when it comes to storing. Although...

In the land of sushi, rice is the name of the game. The Japanese palate has been known to be very particular about rice since cultivating the highest quality of rice in all of the world has long been Japan’s pride. Here is a list of the recommended rice...

Historical records have shown extensive evidence of how Japanese value their rice grains. As technology in rice production continues to improve, the quest to produce top of the line rice brands that suit the Japanese palate also continues. One of the products of such rigorous efforts to develop a...

Nishijima Toyozo is one of Japan’s certified "five-star rice masters" of Japan Rice Retailers Association. His reputation can be backed up by his encyclopedic knowledge about rice. Now, he travels around Japan to support the farming sector of the country with the hope that each farming community will become...

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