The history of Ramen

The history of Ramen

January 25, 2018

In 1697, Mito Mitsukuni was the first person to eat Ramen in Japan. Ramen is a noodle dish that is inspired from a Chinese noodle dish. Ramen spread to Japan wh...

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What are shirataki noodles?

What are shirataki noodles?

January 15, 2018

Shirataki is konnyaku shaped like thread. Konnyaku is made from Kojac potato, Japanese konnyaku block is made by mixing konjac flour with water and lime water....

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A traditional New years taste experience in Japan

A traditional New years taste experience in Japan

December 30, 2017

Japanese people eat some certain things on New Year's Eve and on New Year! New Year in Japan is like Christmas ...

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5 things that are eaten on Christmas day in Japan

5 things that are eaten on Christmas day in Japan

December 22, 2017

What is Christmas like in Japan? Japan is not a historical Christian country. The Japanese population are largely...

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The birth of the Japanese brown sauce and its variations

The birth of the Japanese brown sauce and its variations

November 20, 2017

Soy sauce is not the only sauce that is used in Japanese cooking. If you enjoy of Japanese food, you probably...

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What is la-yu and how to use it?

What is la-yu and how to use it?

October 19, 2017

La-yu is chili oil that contains chopped chili pepper in sesame oil and it is often used to spice up ramen or gyoza in Japan. It is made with hot oil, spring on...

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Regional Varieties of Okonomiyaki

Regional Varieties of Okonomiyaki

August 28, 2017

Okonomiyaki is so delicious and simple to make! It is known for street food from Osaka today, but there are many okonomiyaki from other areas of Japan...

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Japanese Food Guide: Japanese Curry

Japanese Food Guide: Japanese Curry

December 14, 2016

WHAT IS IT? Curry has become so popular worldwide that now every country seems to have it's own variation. Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan, and...

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Add A Japanese Twist To Your Christmas Banquet

Add A Japanese Twist To Your Christmas Banquet

December 12, 2016

You’re probably planning your Christmas dinner already; turkey, Brussel sprouts and roast potatoes, followed by Christmas...

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Beginners Guide: Chopsticks

Beginners Guide: Chopsticks

December 09, 2016

WHAT ARE CHOPSTICKS? Put simply chopsticks are the eating utensil of choice in many Asian countries such as China, Korea, Vietnam Taiwan and Japan. HISTORY OF C...

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Japanese Food Guide: Japanese Noodles

Japanese Food Guide: Japanese Noodles

December 08, 2016

Oodles of Japanese noodles, that's what we're all about. Every country has a staple carbohydrate; something that's easy to produce and provides lots of stodgy e...

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Japanese Food Guide: Types of Sushi

Japanese Food Guide: Types of Sushi

December 07, 2016

Sushi doesn't just come in roll form - although California rolls are delicious! It's important if you consider yourself a sushi lover, that you understand the d...

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5 Steps To Perfect Sushi Rice

5 Steps To Perfect Sushi Rice

December 06, 2016

You've had great sushi before. But why was it so good? Chances are the rice was a big part of the that experience. But rice is rice, right? Wrong! There are man...

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Japanese Food Guide: Nori

Japanese Food Guide: Nori

December 01, 2016

WHAT IS IT? Nori is a type of edible seaweeed, but it is used for a different purpose than the other popular Japanese edible seaweed; wakame. Whereas...

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Japanese Food Guide: Sake

Japanese Food Guide: Sake

November 29, 2016

WHAT IS SAKE? Sake is an alcoholic drink originating from Japan. It is a rice wine made from the fermentation of rice, from which the bran has been removed. Alt...

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