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How Many of These 10 Popular and Tasty Japanese “Yaki” Dishes Have You Tried?

We often encounter the word “yaki (焼き)” when eating at Japanese restaurants. This word means baked, broiled, fried, grilled, or roasted, and most Japanese foods that have “yaki” in their names are cooked using these methods. Check out these 10 popular Japanese “yaki” dishes! 1. Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) jp.fotolia.com/ One popular “yaki” dish that originated in…

6 Must-Try Japanese Sweets and Candies!

Japan is known for its unique culture, continuing traditions such as festivals, spiritual beliefs and cuisine as well as advancing to be one of the world’s leading economies. Japan attracted almost 20 million tourists in 2016, who visited to sample the Japanese way of life, which remains culturally unique and fascinating for foreigners. Japanese food…

12 Types of Japanese Street Food to Look Out For at Summer Festivals

Yaki (焼き) street food is one of the favorite types of food of many locals and visitors alike. If you are visiting Japan in the summer season, especially during festivals, the following types of street foods are common at food stalls, called yatai (屋台), on the streets and close to event venues. “Yaki” simply means…

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…

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? sushileaves.com/ These delicious Japanese sweets are…

Top 10 Best Japanese Foods You’ve Probably Never Tried Yet

Japanese food is world famous. It is commonly accepted that Japan has one of the world’s great food cultures, on par with the likes of Italy and France. You can go to most any place in the world and find sushi, Kobe beef, and many other Japanese delicacies. But there are many other great Japanese…

Taiyaki: The Legendary Sweet Sea Bream-Shaped Snacks

One iconic Japanese street snack is Taiyaki, which in English literally means grilled sea bream. As the name would not suggest, this snack is a pancake-like snack with a sweet filling. It is not at all fishy in taste or texture. It does, however, look like a fish. In The Past ukiyo-e.org/ Fish and pancakes…

The Best Japanese Street Snack: Taiyaki

TAIYAKI’S HISTORY “Imagawayaki” iron mold upload.wikimedia.org/ This snack is a cake, which is made in shape of fish, with azuki sweet red bean paste inside of it. In the past, Japanese people only had “Imagawayaki”, which is a round-shape cake with the same filling. “Imagawayaki” are similar to Dorayaki (Doraemon’s favorite snack). “Taiyaki” iron mold…