noodles

Somen Noodles: From the 8th Century to Nowadays

There is another type of noodles that has been enjoyed by the Japanese since time immemorial besides udon, ramen and soba – the somen. Usually served as a comfort food during summer days, somen noodles have come a very long way throughout the years. The Early Years umaimon-p.nifty.com/ The history of somen dates back to…

Bucket list: Top 5 things to do in Japan

There are many things to do in cool countries like Japan. However, as a tourist, you may not have enough time to figure out what is worth to try especially in a limited time. This is the list of ten unique things to experience in Japan. 1. Eat ramen/udon/soba commons.wikimedia.org/ They are many types of…

Top 3 Japanese Summer Treats

Summer is here! Open the window and you can feel it in the air, the humidity and the unbearable sun. A part of me just wants to stay inside all day away from the heat, but at the same time I’m still happy that summer has come! Japan is famous for seasonal treats, every season…

3 Best Dishes to Try in the Japanese Yakiniku Restaurants

Yakiniku Restaurants Do you know Yakiniku? Yakiniku is one of the most popular foods among the Japanese, just like sushi. Yakiniku means grilled meat. Yakiniku is a lot like BBQ, but there is a little difference. Yakiniku commonly consists of thin sliced beef, pork, and chicken, and a soy-sauce based dipping. At Yakiniku restaurants, you…

Ramen Jiro, 1600 kcal in one bowl

Ramen Jiro is not your average ramen blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ I can bet all of you know about ramen! I think ramen is eaten all around the world too. But, have you tried this one? Ramen Jiro! Ramen Jiro is the most notorious ramens in Japan! It also uses broth with shoyu (soy sauce), but what makes…

6 Japanese ”Facts” That are Actually Urban Myths

Since Japan is so different from the outside world, a lot of rumours and myths happen to go around. Some are based on facts, some are just wrongly interpreted or misunderstood. Here are the top five of what people believe is true, but it isn’t! 1. You can buy used underwear in vending machines concreteplayground.com…

Important! Table Manners you need to know when visiting Japan

Sushi, Sashimi and many kinds of Ramen are among tourists’ favorite foods when visiting Japan. However, before we eat all those delicious dishes, we’d better know some table manners in Japan! 1. Chopsticks jp.fotolia.com/ In Japan, chopsticks are used to eat most kinds of Japanese foods. That is why, we need to know some basic…