FOOD

The 24 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Tokyo

Japan has never been the best country in terms of restaurants providing vegan and vegetarian options. However, things have slowly started to change. Whether due to health or sustainability issues, vegan food has been getting more attention these days. The rise of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Tokyo is surely a welcoming sight to many…

Matsutake, The Most Expensive Mushroom in Japan

One mushroom highly prized by the Japanese and Chinese is “matsutake.” Japan has had a long love affair with it. However, only few people are able to eat it due to its expensive price. There are times when prices drop a little lower if there’s an optimal amount of rain, and that is probably the…

What is “Kyushoku“? – Ranking the 5 Most Popular Dishes

In Japan, most public elementary and junior high school have Kyushoku, a school lunch provided to all students on every school day. Some schools have their own kitchens and cooks, but most are prepared at Kyshoku centers where cooks and dieticians work, and are immediately delivered to each school to guarantee that meals stay warm.…

5 Easy Ghibli Recipes to Try at Home!

Studio Ghibli’s movie has lots of fantastic dishes, and many fans have been eager to try them. However, while most of the famous dishes like Kiki’s herring pie and Spirited Away’s bizarre food Chihiro’s father ate and many fans have failed to replicate are more difficult to prepare, Ghibli’s movies also have simpler dishes one…

5 Japanese Foods that Mean Summer Is Here!

With the almost unbearable heat that is the Japanese summer, how do common folks survive when outside in the sun? Among many tricks, there are the tasty refreshing summer foods that help with the heat. Here are some common dishes people crave during the summer in Japan: Kakigori shaved ice   photo-ac.com/ Kakigori, or shaved…

Japanese Cooking Trends on Social Media: #stayhome Food Aesthetics

Traditional Japanese food has always been as pretty as it’s tasty, becoming recognized as an Intangible UNESCO Cultural Heritage. From the perfectly arranged shapes and colors to reflect the seasons, the style of every little plate and cup, to sushi bites and the Japanese cute take on pastries, every time you buy food it will…

Stuck At Home? 5 Japanese Websites To Buy Essential Things

Now that Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has declared a nationwide state of emergency, many people are now under self-quarantines and working from home. Naturally, this is not the case for everyone since there are still many companies that have not allowed their employees to telework, while other people have jobs that are categorized as essential.…

Popular “Western” Dishes with a Japanese Twist

We all know at least of some delicious Japanese foods. Sushi is super popular worldwide, and you may know about some other Japanese delicacies, such as miso soup, tempura, ramen, and soba noodles, or matcha and sake when it comes to drinks. But perhaps you may be less familiar with some of the popular Japanese dishes…

5 Super Easy Japanese Dishes Anyone Can Cook at Home

Have you referred to yourself as a disaster in the kitchen? Don’t worry, not everyone is a master chef, but what anyone can be is capable of feeding themselves. Of course, you can feed yourself by ordering pizza, picking up some take out, or simply buying bento lunch box from the convenience store. But there…