FOOD

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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3 Culinary Delights to Try in the Old Capital Kyoto

Kyoto is a historical city with a rich history, surrounded by vast gardens and nature. It is one of the most well-preserved cities in Japan, and it is also known for its abundance of delicious Japanese cuisine. As a city away from the sea, Kyoto contains a variety of culinary delights peculiar to the place.…

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…

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…

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…

On a Diet? Try these 3 Healthy Japanese Desserts!

Eating sweets can make you feel guilty. However, you don’t necessarily have to feel so guilty when you’re craving for something sweet. There is a wide range of desserts that you can find in Japan that’s not so high in calories and can be a healthier alternative. In Japan, you can get not only traditional…

Do You Know About This Underrated Japanese Drink?

It is no secret that the Japanese love to drink. With a strong economy based around importing and exporting to other countries, as well as having a historical alcohol tradition of its own, You can find all kinds of delicious and exciting drinks in Japan. Beer, nihonshu (rice wine) and umeshu (plum wine) are just…

Watch Out for the New Sake Kit Kat in Japan!

Japan’s plum varieties are coveted around the world. They are found in a variety of food products in Japanese culture, and are even distilled into liquors such as wine. Have you ever thought of having a plum-tasting candy? Nestlé in Japan did just that and has recently created new lines of Kit Kat chocolate to…