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Sake, An Integral Part of Japanese Cuisine

Sake is a well known Japanese alcoholic beverage that is made of fermented rice, koji, and water. It normally uses the process of fermentation and filtration process. It is truly an integral part of the Japanese cuisine. Sake is the national beverage in Japan and it is even served with a special ceremony. It is…

19 Kyoto Sushi Restaurants You Must Visit!

Sushi is one of the most iconic Japanese foods known throughout the world. However, when you go to Japan you may discover that even though local sushi are a lot better than those served back home, their quality varies greatly. Here are the top 19 sushi restaurants that serve nothing but the very best food…

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…

Sugidama: That Cedar Ball Hung in front of Doors in Chizu

Author’s photo Have you ever seen a ball-like object in either brown or green hanging in front of a sake brewery or a Japanese house? If you are from Chizu or have been to this town, you may probably know what is that strange spheric decoration hanged in front of the doors of Chizu’s houses…

7 of the most famous Japanese dishes

The Japanese cuisine is renowned for its emphasis on flavours, presentation finesse and combining various ingredients to create new dishes. Living in Japan, it is necessary that all of us know the culinary heritage of the country and the amazing foods it offers. Here is the list of some basic food items/dishes/ingredients that everyone living…

Sake, what exactly is it?

Author’s photo In most of the Western world, Japanese wine distilled from rice is commonly known as “sake”. As with the Western tradition of wine, Japanese sake comes in many, many types of flavors, features a wide range of dryness to sweetness, a variety of infusions, varying clarity, prices, and recommended food pairings. In Japanese,…

Happy Hanami! Or how to get the most out of Sakura Viewing

Things to do at Hanami Do you know about Hanami? Hanami is one of the Japanese spring traditions. As cherry blossoms are getting pink, and beautiful, we hang out, picnic and enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms. Actually, Hanami is an event to enjoy the cherry blossom viewing, but there is a word that describes one…