How to care for a Hangiri bowl

How to care for a Hangiri bowl

May 15, 2018

Hangiri bowls, also known as handai bowls are a traditional tool used in Japan to mix sushi rice and seasoning. They are becoming more popular in the West to achieve a...

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Takoyaki: Osaka's best street food

Takoyaki: Osaka's best street food

April 09, 2018

If you ask someone who is going to travel to Osaka, what they would like to try there, most of them would answer "takoyaki!" Takoyaki is a famous for food from Osaka. It is tasty, cheap

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Ajinomoto monosodium glutamate. Is it really bad for your health?

Ajinomoto monosodium glutamate. Is it really bad for your health?

March 26, 2018

Monosodium glutamate is called Ajinomoto in Japan. Ajinomoto is a company name but that product is now...

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Surprising methods to use Japanese mayo

Surprising methods to use Japanese mayo

March 05, 2018

It was mayonnaise day in Japan last week…. Yes, it exists. Mayonnaise is tasty, and there are some unusual ways you can use mayonnaise while cooking...

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Girl's Day in Japan

Girl's Day in Japan

February 26, 2018

March 3rd is Girl’s day in Japan. It is called Hina-matsuri. It is a day to wish girls healthy growth. Only the family who has girls at home celebrate it. If you have sons, then you don’t

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Do people in Japan celebrate lunar new year?

Do people in Japan celebrate lunar new year?

February 12, 2018

Lunar new year is known as Chinese new year, and it is normally celebrated around late January to sometime in...

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What is Valentines day like in Japan?

What is Valentines day like in Japan?

February 05, 2018

In Japan, some western cultural events are celebrated in Japanese way. Valentines day is not an exception, it is celebrated quite different, just like how Christmas is celebrated in Japan!..

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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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Why is Japanese food considered healthy?  Ichiju-sansai

Why is Japanese food considered healthy? Ichiju-sansai

January 08, 2018

"Washoku" traditional Japanese food is added to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list by the United Nation's...

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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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Hosomaki and Japanese party food

Hosomaki and Japanese party food

December 14, 2017

Hosomaki is a type of sushi roll. Hosoi means slim or thin in Japanese, so Hosomaki is translated as thin roll. Only half sheet of nori is used to make hosomaki...

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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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Japanese mushrooms - the taste of Autumn

Japanese mushrooms - the taste of Autumn

November 06, 2017

Mushroom are known as an autumn food in Japan as it the time of year that they are at their best. Restaurants...

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Rice balls are evolving due to social media

Rice balls are evolving due to social media

November 02, 2017

Rice ball is a rice formed into ball shapes, triangular, often wrapped with seaweed and they are to eat out side.

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Blow fish the worlds deadliest dinner

Blow fish the worlds deadliest dinner

October 23, 2017

Blow fish, or fugu in Japanese, is famous for being expensive and being deadly if prepared incorrectly. However, this does not stop it from being popular. It is...

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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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