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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…

This Lovely Izakaya Chain in Japan Will Take You Back to the Showa Period!

A trip to Japan will make most people aware of the nation’s drinking culture. Not only do the Japanese pride themselves on sake (or nihonshu or shochuu if you want to be technical), but they also have a wide variety of cocktails that is sure to never bore any man or woman old enough to…

5 Restaurants and Bars for a Great Evening Out in Lesser-Known Meguro Ward, Tokyo

What’s the first place that comes to mind when someone mentions an evening out in Tokyo? No doubt you might think of Ueno’s street food and izakayas, Shibuya’s nightclubs, or Shinjuku’s red light district. These areas, among others, are definitely great places to hang out in Tokyo. However, at the weekends, these places can get…

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…

Want Gourmet Meals but on a Budget? Try These 4 Restaurants in Tokyo

High-quality delicious food is not rare in Japan. You can find it almost anywhere. Different cities offer varieties of dining experiences ideal for gourmet enthusiasts. These are often frequented by gastronomes and food journalists who enjoy world-class cuisines and food tours. However, if you’re looking for the best places to eat gourmet food on a…

Have A Meal in Yakitori Alley: A Dining Place Tucked Under the Train Tracks

Ginza is not only a shopping district but is also famous for its numerous dining and entertainment options. If you’re in the area and are looking for a lovely evening meal of grilled food and beer, the Yakitori Alley would be a perfect choice. Similar to Shinjuku’s famous Omoide Yokocho, it is probably one of…

Kushikura Honten: Splash Out at a Fancy Izakaya in the Heart of Kyoto

What does the word ‘izakaya’ mean to you? For me, it conjures up an image of seedy backstreets, smoke congregating in wisps and billows around blinking street signs, salarymen in beer-stained business suits with cigarette-stained fingers gripping wooden sticks of skewered meat. An izakaya is a haven for the jabbering rabble – a noisy, alcohol-fuelled…

Marukin Yakitori: The Cheapest All You can Eat and Drink Bar!

Eating out in Tokyo can be expensive but if you know the right places to go then you can get good food at a low price as well as a nomi-hodai (all you can drink) over a set time. A great place to have both is the yakitori (grilled chicken) chain Marukin which has branches…

A Peek Into Japanese Street Food Market: 13 Things to Try!

Any Japanese matsuri (祭り) or festival, big or small, would definitely have food stalls touting delicious street snacks. The roads become lively with bright lights, voices, and aromas that waft miles! Everyone is decked in their best yukata, engaged in conversation and fanning themselves while waiting in a line. Japanese festivals are really vibrant and…
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