street food

5 Things to Do at Japan’s Oldest Summer Festival Held in Osaka!

Summer is here! While it’s normally uncomfortable to deal with the intense heat, especially in Asian countries such as Japan, there are several ways to enjoy the season without having to lock yourself inside the comforts of your air-conditioned hotel. One of the most eagerly awaited major summer festivals is the Aizen Matsuri (愛染まつり) in…

Discover the Magic of Akita at the Kanto Summer Festival!

Akita (秋田) is a prefecture famous for its rice, beautiful women, and its annual summer event, the Kanto Festival (竿燈祭り), which is held every year to pray for a good rice harvest. Let’s find out more about this incredibly fun event! Kanto Festival View this post on Instagram 2018.08.06 秋田竿燈まつり (秋田県秋田市大町) これが #上米町一丁目 💫🌟 .…

Have a Taste of Hida Takayama in Gifu with These 3 Must-Try Local Foods

One of Japan’s most beautiful places is located in a picturesque town called Takayama. It is known for its farming villages located in the Hida region. As a traditional townscape, it also serves as a great destination for awesome dishes that every traveler should taste. Here are three of the must-try delicious local foods in…

The Ultimate Guide To Dotonbori: Home to Osaka’s Most Delicious Street Food

Osaka, the biggest city in Kansai and 3rd biggest in the whole of Japan, has undoubtedly some of the best street foods to offer. Right by the Glico man on the bustling side of Dotonbori, is a street chock full of local specialties. The atmosphere is lively and vibrant, with throngs of people excitedly eating…

Delicious Food and Tips on Making the Most of Japanese Festivals in the New Year!

Every season, Japanese people celebrate with tons and tons of festivals. All the themes are different, but they all follow a similar pattern, so here is a basic guideline to get the best out of your experience! 1. Engage in the activities   anfsdc.blogspot.jp/ Find out about the games and participate! Even though you may…

Yakisoba: the Street Food That Everyone Loves

Yakisoba is a classic Japanese dish, and it is generally seen as a typical street food. If there is a festival or other large outdoor event going on, you will often see yakisoba stalls lining the roads. This dish is made by stir-frying boiled ramen noodles, vegetables, and meat or seafood with a sweet/savory sauce.…

Conbini Agemono (Fried Goodies): One Bite and You’re in Heaven…

Konbini in Japan are spread all throughout Japan, making the lives of people easier and much convenient. If you don’t want to cook, then you can just buy! But for those people who are on the go and just want to eat something on the spot, then Konbini Agemono is your food of choice! Agemono…

Yaki Imo: A Must-Eat in Autumn!

Autumn is when leaves start changing color, the air becomes cooler and, of course, another season of harvest before winter comes! In Japan, there are particular foods that are eaten in each season. And in autumn, sweet potatoes are one of those essential foods. There are many ways to prepare sweet potatoes in Japan. Especially…

Throw your own Tako pa! (Takoyaki party)

There are various ways to hold a get along event with your friends at home, and one of my favorites is the Tako-Pa or Takoyaki Party. Takoyaki party, as we can guess from the name, is basically a meet-up event where people gather usually at one home to make their own takoyaki using takoyaki pans.…

A Peek Into Japanese Street Food Market: 13 Things to Try!

Any Japanese matsuri (祭り) or festival, big or small, would definitely have food stalls touting delicious street snacks. The roads become lively with bright lights, voices, and aromas that waft miles! Everyone is decked in their best yukata, engaged in conversation and fanning themselves while waiting in a line. Japanese festivals are really vibrant and…