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Make Your Own Japanese Food With These Three Convenient 100-Yen Goods

Are you in your first few weeks or months of living in Japan? If so, going out to restaurants every single day and trying out different food can be fun. But the fun of it diminishes over time, especially when you realize you have to save money for the rest of the days. If you…

100 Things to Do in Ginza, the Most Glamorous and Stylish District in Tokyo, in 2019!

Located in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward, Ginza is one of the city’s most famous upmarket shopping and entertainment districts. Within its boundary are many department stores, high-end boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, clubs – anything you could possibly want! On weekend afternoons from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (until 6:00pm from April to September), Ginza’s main shopping street,…

Learn the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Taking Lessons from This Chef in Tokyo

Japanese dishes come in great variety and regional specialties. Preparing authentic Japanese meals require some skills and they are best prepared when one uses traditional recipes. This often requires the help of a person who truly knows how to uniquely craft the dishes the authentic Japanese way. An example of such person is the talented…

Top 100 Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo’s Oldest Traditional District in 2019!

Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito-ku (台東区), Tokyo (東京) that is home to many historical and modern sights, making it one of the most popular go-to destinations for visitors to Japan. The area is home to various department stores, restaurants, affordable youth hostels, and the famous Senso-ji (浅草寺) Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist…

Octopus Balls: the Japanese Snack That Isn’t What You Think It Is

On one of my first visits to a Japanese restaurant in the UK I daringly ordered something called ‘octopus balls’ and imagined myself to be chowing down on the nether regions of some poor mollusk. However, I now realize that what I must have been eating was takoyaki (たこ焼き), a fishy snack that was popularized…

How Refined is your Palate? Discovering Japanese Umami

When describing food, westerners rely basically on 4 distinct tastes: bitterness, sweetness, saltiness, and sourness. However, there is another type of description for food – umami. While anyone reading this article can easily name foods that are bitter, sweet, salty or sour, umami is a little harder to pin down. Unlike bitterness, sweetness, saltiness, and…

Why Are the Orders Pouring In for This Made in Japan Pot?

There is a new interesting take on home shopping nowadays in that small, virtual Japanese companies are making a huge profit with kitchenware. Small firms like Aichi Dobby Ltd. offer a wide range of kitchenware products and one of the hottest items in their kitchenware lineup is the Vermicular cast-iron pot. So what is so…

Turn Boring Vegetables into Delicious Works of Art the Japanese Way!

Japanese people are not exactly known for their vegetarian-friendly ways. After all, bacon is often not considered meat in our great nation but rather, a topping. However, the Japanese do love to make the mundane look extraordinary, occasionally taking far too much time to do so. There are several methods to go by when making…

Spice Up Your Life with Furikake Seasoning!

Tired of eating plain white rice? Wanna shake things up a bit? Try adding a few of these furikake (rice seasoning) flavours to your freshly made rice for an infusion of flavour. Furikake comes in a variety of forms and prices. From mini packs to take on the go, resealable packs which are the most…