yakitori

Marukin Yakitori: The Cheapest All You can Eat and Drink Bar!

Eating out in Tokyo can be expensive but if you know the right places to go then you can get good food at a low price as well as a nomi-hodai (all you can drink) over a set time. A great place to have both is the yakitori (grilled chicken) chain Marukin which has branches…

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…

Yummytori or Yuckytori? Weird Parts in Yakitori You Never Knew About

What is Yakitori? Yakitori 焼き鳥 / やきとり, the ubiquitous meat skewers traditionally grilled over a charcoal fire (a bonus if it’s over binchotan white charcoal, the crème de la crème of charcoal!), are the drool-worthy epitome of happy hour or street food in Japan. There are many restaurants (yakitori-ya 焼き鳥屋) that specialize in it, and…

Is Izakaya the Japanese equivalent of a restaurant bar?

Japan has a lot of foreign bars and clubs, but one of its most famous hangout places for drinking and eating is the Izakayas. Generally, most Japanese people especially the university students tend to spend more time at the izakayas than the usual bars. Nonetheless, izakayas are located in the nightlife area as well as…

My Top 3 Favorite Japanese Food! What’s Yours?

Like anybody else, I love food. And I love Japanese food. Every one of us has our own preferences with regards to anything. Some might be the same and some might be different. I have my own list of my favourite Japanese food. Let’s see if it is the same with yours. 1. Yakiniku I…

The Food Lovers’ Guide to Yakitori

My favourite food dishes seem to change as regularly as my fashion, but there is always one which never goes out of season – yakitori. Maybe it’s the seemingly simpleness of the dish. Or perhaps it’s the casual and laid-back dining atmosphere in which they are usually served. Whatever it is, these delightful sticks of…

8 Aspects of Japanese Culinary Traditions

Many visitors think that Japanese food are hard to eat or not enough varied, since all they know about is sushi and sashimi. However, Japan is a heaven for food gourmet around the world, where you can find an infinite choice of foods. And Japan is where you can enjoy a good cuisine going from…

10 Must Try Dishes When in Japan

Japan’s beguiling beauty is really enchanting enough that tourists find adding it to their itineraries during holidays or vacation time hard to resist. But aside from its stunning beauty and strong cultural identity, Japan is also known for its delicious fresh cuisine. Here are ten dishes that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Japan: Sushi…

Foods to Try in Japan

Perhaps one of the best parts about visiting or living in Japan is the superb variety of food it offers you. Foreign travelers will be delighted to find some of Asia’s most sought after cuisines available, such as Thai, Korean, and even Indian food. For the homesick Westerner, there are plenty of restaurants that provide…