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Japanese Sake – Our Recommendations

Recently, Japanese sake has been getting more attention around the world. Japan has more than 1,400 sake breweries, the number of brands said to be more than 10,000. The type of rice, the quantity of the polished rice, the difference of yeast starters for the alcohol fermentation, alcohol usage, how often it is heated, how…

3 Yummiest Japanese Strawberry Types – From Albinos to Giants

Japan produces many premium variants of strawberries such as the white strawberries, Aiberry and Skyberry. As of March 2015, there are now about 253 luxury variants of strawberries in Japan! 1. Hatsukoi no Kaori View this post on Instagram White strawberry♡ I will have this every spring in Japan but this year I don't get…

The 5 Main Types of Japanese Ramen

Japan is known for its great cuisine, and ramen, alongside perhaps sushi and tempura, is probably one of the first types of food you think of if someone mentions Japanese dishes. Ramen, which typically consists of noodles served in hot broth with toppings, is extremely popular in Japan. Originally hailing from China, this versatile dish…
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Would you dare to eat those dishes?

When it comes to food, Japan counts number of refined dishes, from the ancestral sushi to the popular ramen. But here, hidden in the dark, are waiting for you plenty other food, stranger than each other, that you will probably never experienced but in Japan. So let me guide you in this discovery of these…

Try These 6 Delicious Traditional Wagashi Sweets!

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? These delicious Japanese sweets are usually…

Five Delicious Types of Japanese Noodles

Noodles are one of the staple foods in many cultures including Japan. A lot of Japanese dishes use noodles as the main ingredient, such as Ramen and Udon. Small shops, restaurants, and even food vendors during the festivals are filled with all kinds of noodles. So what are some of the most famous and tasty…

Konnyaku: A Healthy, Low-Calorie Treat

The konnyaku (konjac) plant is also known as the Devil’s Tongue plant. Konnyaku is made from the core of this plant. Even though it is barely eaten in the West, it has been eaten for about 1500 years in Japan. Not too surprising, as it is proven to be beneficial to your health and although…

Delicious Instant Dishes to Warm Your Soul this Winter

Cooking can be hard. After a long day at work, no one wants to break out the hibachi. Thankfully, the wonderful Japanese instant food market can come to your rescue! Plus, it’s cheap, quick to make, and makes wonderful souvenirs. 1. Ochazuke – (Green Tea Over Rice) View this post on Instagram * たらこのお茶漬け💓💓💓 ゆずをのせて…
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Top–Notch Japanese Sake Brands to Warm You Up This Winter

There are abound 1,300 factories in Japan that make sake and of all I’d like to introduce the top five Japanese sake brands that are extremely famous not only in Japan but overseas too. Juyondai This sake brand has an almost cult status in Japan as well as in the rest of the world. Juyondai…

Japanese Sake: Best Drinks to Keep You Warm this Winter!

Humidity in Japan is pretty high so sometimes it feels colder than dry air, the reason being that high humidity in lower temperatures increases the conduction of heat from the body so Japan`s winter can be quite rough in some areas. The last thing you feel like doing after freezing through a work day is…