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At the mention of strawberries eaten in Japan, most people will probably have the impression that this is a fruit typically harvested in spring between March and May. Do you know that these strawberries available in spring are usually grown using natural methods? In order to cope with the...

Japan is famous (or rather infamous) for their insanely hot and humid summers. I thank God daily for the ubiquitous cold drink vending machines and the “combini” or convenience stores all over Japan. However, there is nothing like a cool dessert to satisfy not only your sweet tooth but...

Last March 19th, 2016, a new Ice Monster shop opened in Osaka, so in celebration of their second shop in Japan, I thought it would be nice to introduce this amazing new type of dessert to you. So what does the Ice Monster have to offer? This is a...

Would you spend on a dessert covered in gold leaf? What about one that brings you good fortune? You will certainly be tempted to try out one of Japan's sophisticated and lucky desserts. At Cafe Izumi, a dessert stands out from the rest of the menu. The Golden Ujikintoki...

The rising temperature this summer in Japan cannot be stopped. Both hot and humid at the same time, people are heavily sweating and it's hard to make it through some of the incredibly hot days. With air conditioners and fans to cool you down, some people turn to food...

Toku is easily one of the best Japanese restaurants with an upscale interior and a menu of timeless cuisines. It is located on the side street of Tokyo in Roppongi but is hidden from the popular areas. Though the restaurant does not cater specifically to English speakers (as there...

There is nothing like the summers in Japan. The heat, humidity and soaring temperatures are enough to keep one homebound. Luckily there is one yummy alternative to dying in the heat - Kakigori! Kakigori is a delicious concoction of shaved ice with some form of syrup or sweetener...

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