vegan

Discover Japan`s Strange Vegetables – Slimy, Bitter, Unique, Tasty…

When I order a meal in Japan, I am often surprised by a type of vegetable that is unfamiliar to my Western palate. Sometimes it’s a horrible surprise, but sometimes it can be surprisingly tasty! So what are these strange vegetables – what do they look like and how do they taste? Here is my…

Eating in Japan – What To Expect

If you visit Japan for a prolonged amount of time or plan to come here to live permanently, you might face some shifts in what you are eating. When you think of a Japanese cuisine you think rice, sushi, ramen, noodles, miso soup, tempura, and more. It is no surprise that when you come to…

Vegan Food in Okinawa: 3 Must-Visit Restaurants!

Okinawa is renowned for having a unique culture that’s distinct from Mainland Japan, and that includes their food. Luckily for plant-based travelers, lots of Okinawa’s famous ingredients are vegan-friendly, from vibrant purple sweet potatoes (紅芋) and goya (bitter melon) to jimami (peanut) tofu and mozuku seaweed. Here are three fantastic restaurants on Okinawa’s main island…

The Top 10 Vegetarian Cafes and Restaurants in Tokyo

Being a vegetarian while traveling or living in Japan can sometimes be daunting as vegetarian meals are not as ubiquitous as other delicious meat and seafood-based delicacies like yakiniku, karaage, sushi, ramen, and many more. So here is a list of restaurants for my vegetarian friends who wish to have scrumptious meals in Tokyo that…

Looking For Delicious Vegan Food in Fukuoka? Check out These 3 Restaurants!

Fukuoka, located in the north of Kyushu, is famous for its yatai (屋台), or open-air food stands, but may not seem to have much to offer vegetarians and vegans at first glance. However, if you know where to look you can find some great plant-based options here! If you’re planning on visiting this vibrant city,…

Looking for Vegan Food in Kamakura? Check Out These 3 Amazing Restaurants!

If you’re vegan and thinking of traveling to Japan, you might be worried about finding places to eat – especially if you don’t speak the language – as Japan doesn’t have the best reputation for animal-free food. But fear not! There are plenty of restaurants that cater for vegans here, particularly in the larger cities.…

Have you Heard of the Farm-to-Table Concept in Japanese Eateries?

With the concurrently changing attitude towards food safety, food freshness and food seasonality, the farm-to-table concept was adapted by restaurants around the world. It allows them to establish a direct acquisition of food from producers in order to serve fresh local food. This concept is still new in Japan but it can already be felt…

Get a Healthy Glow with Custom-Made Salads from These 3 Tokyo Restaurants

There is a variety of salad dishes in Japan. You can even find some delicious salads in convenience stores. While the country has ample amounts of healthy food options, one of the best places to find good food is Tokyo. There are so many eateries serving delicious dishes including sushi, sukiyaki, tempura, etc. which look…

5 Restaurants and Supermarkets in Tokyo that Suit the Vegan Diet

Having specific dietary requirements has often been a struggle for visitors and residents in Japan. Be it gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, there were never many options in the past. However, Tokyo and Japan are changing, and more and more restaurants and shops are opening up to cater for those who have to, or want to,…