Japanese hot pot (nabe)

Feeling Cold? Here Are 4 Japanese “Flower” Hot Pots Perfect for Winter

As days get colder and colder, what’s the best thing to eat that can provide that much-needed warmth? Look no further than the versatile nabe i.e. hot pot, which can take on a dizzying array of variations in Japan! From the common sukiyaki to the motsunabe (which probably requires a bit of courage to stomach…

3 Exciting Food Festivals in Tokyo This November 2017 That Foodies Shouldn’t Miss!

Japan is known for its delicious local cuisine as well as unique takes on international dishes. The Japanese take pride in food quality, appearance, and taste, and wherever you travel in Japan, you’re guaranteed to come across local dishes that are unique to their area. This country is also loved for its festivals; there always…

What Is This Superfood Called “Pakchee” and Where Can You Find It in Tokyo?

Do you know about the recently popular superfood “pakchee”? If you don’t know it by that name, you may be more familiar with the name coriander or cilantro. Pakchee Called “pakchee” in Japan and in some Asian countries, the same herb is referred to as “coriander” or “cilantro” in other countries around the world. It…

5 Must-Try Specialty Dishes When Visiting Kochi

Kochi is not only famous for its autumn festivals and scenery, but also for its delicious mouth-watering food. The unique food tradition here attracts many visitors. Kochi is famous for its ‘Sawachi cuisine’ which is a culinary tradition that dates hundreds of years back. Let’s have a look at this tradition as well as the…

Open-Air Dining in Winter? This Tokyo Restaurant Has a Toasty Solution!

During summer nights in Japan, it is a common scene to watch people dining outside while drinking beer on terraces. However, this is not the case during the winter season. Most people prefer dining indoors or at home due to the freezing temperatures. This is not the case anymore for a Tokyo restaurant called Bane…
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Try a Fun Yaminabe ’Pot Luck’ Dinner this Winter if you Dare!

Nabemono or its more common abbreviation, nabe, refers to a variety of hot pot dishes. Among the varieties of nabe include sukiyaki, oden, yosenabe, and shabu-shabu. As for yaminabe, it simply refers to cooking and eating nabe in the dark as yami means dark. Yaminabe party thailand.fun-japan.jp/ Yaminabe parties are organized during winter. It is…

3 Delicious Food Specialties Not to Miss When Visiting Iwakuni, Yamaguchi!

Located on the west side of Japan is Yamaguchi, a prefecture that is about a 5-hour train ride by Shinkansen from Tokyo. Yamaguchi is popular for its Kintai Bridge that is located in Iwakuni and is also a prefecture that is popular during spring for the sakura hanami. But aside from that, there are many…

Find the 7 Dragon Balls in a Winter-Warming Hot Pot in Nagoya!

Ever watched the Dragon Ball series which as a result may have inspired you to want to collect dragon balls? When I was a kid, I always wanted to own a Doraemon or the 7 dragon balls so that my life’s wishes could be fulfilled and I could then lead an easy life without many…

3 Things That Will Keep You Warm This Winter!

We are now in mid-November and the temperature is starting to drop to the point of feeling the cold weather. In Japan, the temperature can drastically drop but don’t fret, there are many practical things you can do to stay warm. From the most traditional way to the most common ones, Japan has it all…

Eat like a Sumo Wrestler at these 6 Chankonabe Restaurants

Have you ever wondered what sumo wrestlers eat? With such huge body proportions, they sure do need to eat a lot! One dish which is high in protein and considered a part of their weight-gain diet is the “chankonabe.” It is not picky with ingredients. You can put whatever there is available to cook as…