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Rice Art?!

Rice is probably the most widely consumed food in Japan. It is an enormous part of our traditional Japanese food culture and I personally have never gone a week without eating any rice (trust me it’s not just me). A lot of people may already correlate Japanese people with eating rice. And that is of…

Taue, the Japanese rice planting season

As most of you may know, rice is a staple food for the Japanese people. Sushi, Onigiri (rice ball wrapped in seaweed nori), Tendon (Tempura on a rice bowl), Curry rice (Japanese-style mild curry with rice), to name a few. Without rice, perhaps Japanese people could not survive. To them, it’s a taste of mother,…

3 Cheap, Convenient and Tasty Japanese Instant Foods

These days, as the genuine industry get developed, trying to find the best way to sell useful but also qualified products, made it easy to adjust the “cheap, good and convenient” adjectives for industrial or even nutritional products together. One good example is the instant food products. In our days, there are many instant foods…

6 Savory Flavors of the Japanese Senbei Snack

Daily Snacks In Japan, snacks are eaten daily. One of the most popular snacks is to the rice crackers called “Osenbei”. This Japanese traditional snack existed for a very long time! These crackers are made with “Uruchi Rice” which means in Japanese sticky and non-glutinous rice. The recipe is quite easy: First, we steam the…

A Simple Way to Eat Rice and Eggs that Will Change the Way You Eat!

TKG – Today’s young generations all know and use this abbreviation. This indicates “tamago kake gohan”, which is simply rice with an egg. We often eat this for our breakfast or light meal. This is literally simple and easy, but also known as one of the best Japanese food for men and women of all…

How to enjoy plums in Japanese culture

Japan is now famed for its beautiful sakura (cherry blossoms) but back in the Edo period, it was ume, or plum blossoms, were the quintessential sign of spring to come. Ume blossoms are not quite as flashy and bountiful as sakura blossoms, but certainly very pretty in a subtler, more elegant way. They were also…