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Omiyage: A Reflection of Japanese Generosity

2014/09/03 | Food , ,

If you are a tourist here in Japan, you surely have encountered this products in tourist shops, department stores and at the train station. Boxes and boxes of sweet delicacies associated with each place you visit – Omiyage. So what is an Omiyage?…

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Dishes for Foodies to Try in Japan

One of the good things one would surely miss about Japan are its delightful dishes. Japanese people love to brag their cuisines to visitors from other country. Topics about food are always present in any conversation. The presentation of the food served, as well as the satisfaction you get when you taste it are some of the proofs of Japanese’s world-class cooking craft.…

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Oyatsu: Japanese snacks between meals (Collaboration version)

Oyatsu (3) In my previous “oyatsu” post, I introduced a soft type candy product with the package of “Shingeki no Kyojin” (Attack on Titan). There are many collaboration products like that in Japan.   [Disney] The most popular character is probably the “Mickey Mouse”.…

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Japanese Condiments: Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) in Tubes

Wasabi. Many people like it, many people don’t. How about you? Do you like wasabi? The addicting pungent taste that tickles your taste buds up to your nostrils. If you do, are you sure that the one you are having is really the real one?…

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Osaka Quest : Jiyuken’s special curry (TKG)

In this post, I’m going to tell you about the oldest western food restaurant called “Jiyuken” in Osaka. Opened in 1910, Jiyuken’s retro-flavored appearance is now quite distinctive among newly built shops in the “Sennichimae” arcade in Nanba. The name “Jiyuken” “Jiyuken” can be translated as “The Freedom House”.…

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Matsuri: A Food-Lovers Heaven

2014/08/13 | Food, Traditional Culture

Summer in Japan is finally here! Finally, the season for Matsuri(festivals). Japan as busy as a country it may seem has a year-long list of festivals it celebrate all over the country. For most tourists, this is the best time to experience first-hand Japanese traditions and culture.…

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I Love Konbini: Amazing Technology of Onigiri (Rice Ball)

2014/08/04 | Food , ,

I sometimes eat onigiri of konbini for lunch or snack. There is a lot of variety of onigiri to choose from and it’s really delicious. Japanese really likes onigiri.The reason is we, Japanese, have been eating this food since childhood. This time, I’ll be introducing “Konbini Onigiri”.…

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Takoyaki Quest:Kōga-ryu Takoyaki in Amerikamura,Osaka

Takoyaki – literal translation is “Baked Octopus”. Tako means octopus in Japanese.Actually, takoyaki is not what you might imagine from its name. It looks like a dumpling, with a piece of octopus inside. Note: While “Ikayaki”, a similar name to “Takoyaki” is what you imagine it would be.…

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Oyatsu: Japanese snacks between meals (Life is sweet version)

Oyatsu (2) [My oyatsu on another day] -"Takenoko no sato" (Strawberry milk flavour version), and milk tea with a Japan national football team package- “Takenoko no sato” (Land of bamboo shoots) -Close look of "Takenoko"- About 150 yen. This one is a sister product of “Kinoko no yama”.…

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Oyatsu: Japanese snacks between meals

2014/07/18 | Food ,

Oyatsu In Japanese, snacks between meals are called “oyatsu”, usually eaten around three o’clock. Personally, I believe Japanese snacks and confectionery have the best taste and the largest selections in the world, although I sometimes miss Walkers crisps cheese and onion flavour.…

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