weird Japanese food

MOS BURGER, Most Popular Made-in-Japan Burger Joint

Do you know that the second largest burger chain in Japan, next to McDonald’s, originated in the country itself? Currently headquartered in ThinPark Tower in Osaka of Tokyo is a very old hamburger restaurant which stood the test of time since 1972. The owner started its first test run of hamburger restaurants in Narimasu, Tokyo.…

Craving Caviar? Try the More Affordable Japanese Fish Eggs!

Japan is the land of tantalising seafood. Sushi is great, sashimi is delicious, but fish eggs are the real treat. If you can get past the shock and awe of the looks, you will never go back to your non-fish egg eating ways. 1. Kazunoko (Herring Roe) jp.fotolia.com/ A traditional New Year’s food, Kazunoko are…

3 ’Crazy’ Japanese Foods You MUST Try Once!

Ahh, Japan. The land of everything interesting. Culture. Vending machines. Food. Although some people check their guide book and go for the most insane theme restaurants or funky looking foods, there are options that seem crazy to outsiders but are simply delicious to locals. Give them a try, and make your friends envious (and amazed)…

Freaking Out Japanese, and Still being Polite

At first, the idea of Japan and its people is always a bit mysterious, adventurous and many things might seem strange to foreigners. Starting with the language, the customs, the fashion at times… not to mention culture, gestures, smells, sounds, feelings, pretty much everything seems different. On the other hand, judging from the perspective of…

Crazy Burgers Only the Japanese Could Come Up With

After living in both Japan and the US, I personally had an impression of Japanese food being more…conservative?(if you can say so) Compared to the food US, Japanese food usually looks more naturally coloured and not too far on the adventurous side. But boy was I wrong. Some of the burger shops here in Japan…

Top 7 Weird Japanese Foods to Try/Avoid!

Visitors to Japan often have a short list of delicious foods they want to check out on arrival – but what about those oh-so-local foods that might not make it onto the hit list? Japan is famous for sushi and sashimi, but let’s take a look at some of the lesser known delicacies that you…

4 Kinds of Edible Flowers in Japan

In Japan, there are several types of edible flowers. It can give to the Japanese dishes an elegant touch of fantasy and enrich the flavors. Here below a list of the most known and used flowers. 1. Sakura The Japanese love Sakura blossoms, don`t they? But do you know you can actually eat them or…

4 Original Ideas of Unique Japanese Souvenirs

If you visit Japan and you are wondering about the souvenirs you would like to offer to your family and your friends. Here 4 original and helpful ideas. 1. The Sushi Pillow Maybe because so many people associate sushi to Japan if you give this pillow as a gift, no one will doubt that you…

ONLY IN JAPAN: 5 Special Flavors Haagen-Dazs Ice-cream

Haagen-Dazs ice cream is really popular all over the world. As you know, there are many flavors and those are different depending on country and regions. Japan in not an exception. Haagen-Dazs ice creams are pretty popular in Japan as well. There are around 40 flavors of Haagen-Dazs ice cream that you can see only…

3 Gorgeous Themed Japanese Summer Sweets

The aesthetic for Japanese sweets Summer is on its way, and who does not like a refreshment or something sweet for those who have a sweet tooth? There are plenty of varieties available, so let’s find out your favourite ones! Basically, you can choose between Japanese sweets and foreign sweets. There are those, which are…