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3 Simple but Delicious Sweet Potato Dishes to Try when Visiting Japan!

Japanese sweet potatoes are very delicious, I kid you not! If you love sweet potatoes or are still yet to discover the goodness that this delicious root vegetable provides then make sure to give your taste buds a whirl with some of these popular sweet potato dishes while exploring the Land of the Rising Sun.…

Meiji Chocolate Balls: Delicious Morsels for the Traveling Chocolate Addict!

One of the things I like most about living abroad is all the new things there are to eat. From traditional products of that country for example, in Japan, such as sushi, tempura, ramen and okonomiyaki, to famous local dishes such as Kumamoto’s horse meat sashimi, Kagoshima’s black pork hot pot and Osaka’s takoyaki, to…

Learn All About Doraemon’s Favorite Snack: Dorayaki!

Dorayaki is a type of Japanese confection which is similar to pancakes. Sandwiched between the two round pancakes is usually sweet azuki bean paste filling. Fans of the Doraemon series will recognize dorayaki as being Doraemon’s favorite food. The creation of the Doraemon series since 1969 has propelled dorayaki into becoming a huge part of…

Happy 11-11, Pocky Day: Time to Celebrate the World-Famous Snack!

While those from another land may associate November 11th with Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day, in Japan this holiday is not quite so sombre and serious. Due to the numbers 11/11 looking like four Pocky sticks standing in a line, in Japan November 11th is Pocky Day! It’s a day to celebrate the delicious snack…

5 Japanese Food Souvenirs Perfect for your Friends, Family, and Suitcase

Everyone wants a taste of your trip, don’t they? Something cute. Something exotic. Something JAPANESE! Don’t disappoint. The idea behind these top five are simple – flat, easy to pack and less crushable to avoid disappointment, includes individual wrapping so you can spread the love, and no strong smells or liquids so TSA doesn’t get…

Shock Your Taste Buds with These Unusual M&Ms!

“Okuchi de torokete, te ni tokenai”「お口でとろけて、手にとけない」(=”Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.”) The most-liked advertising slogan is popular in Japan, too! Whereas M&M’s originated in the US in 1941, it took 40 years to get them to Japan. Once they reached the land of the rising sun, no one could stop Japan from producing…

3 Yummy Otsumami Snacks That Go Perfectly With Beer

Probably, when you are drinking, you would feel like you want to eat something spicy, or salty. I have heard that in many countries, people usually eat cheese or cracker while drinking alcohol (Osake) such as beer and wine. Japan is not an exception, we eat cheese and cracker as well. However, in Japan, there…