5 Feb | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Support Local Black-Owned Restaurants in Japan

One great way to consistently and actively support Black creators is to consciously spend your yen at Black-owned businesses. Since we are foodies and culinary tourism experts, we’ve put together this list of some wonderful Black-owned restaurants across Japan! Be sure to check them out…

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4 Feb | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Zenzai: A Traditional Japanese Dessert Fit For Celebration

Getting its start as food fit for celebration, making its way to a post-holiday snack, and now warming up the bellies of the cold, zenzai and oshiruko are tasty and unique Japanese desserts that can be found just about anywhere during the winter season…

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17 Jan | Jason Stone |No Comments

Japan’s Unique Curry: A Reflection of Culture

Despite being introduced in Japan within the last two centuries, Japanese curry has become its own dish that is completely different from its peers, and an important and popular food across the nation.

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29 Dec | Josh |No Comments

Yuzu cha, a Great Recipe to Beat the Cold Winter

A great way to enjoy Yuzu! One of the most popular preparations for this more-seed-than-fruit piece of lemony-orangey-grapefruity goodness is yuzu-cha. Think marmalade, but much simpler….

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27 Dec | Denise Aoki |No Comments

Houjicha: Delicious Japanese Roasted Green Tea

Houjicha is made of leaves harvested later in the season. Instead of just being steamed like the other green teas, these leaves are also roasted in a porcelain or cast iron pot over charcoal at a high temperatures, which gives the tea a very particular reddish-brown color and a toasty caramel flavor, sweeter than other green tea varieties.

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18 Dec | Tina |No Comments

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan has taken from western traditions and adapted to Japanese needs and culture. As with so much in Japan, the Christmas season is rich with meaningful traditions, and elaborate delicious foods, but it is also very high-tech, sparkly and fun! 

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15 Dec | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

The Strawberry On Top – The Rise of Japan’s Famous Christmas Cake

Japan’s popular red and white dessert is eaten by families and friends all across the country on Christmas Eve. Its spongy cake layers are filled with strawberries and covered with whipped cream. The cake is then topped with even more whipped cream and fresh strawberries!

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12 Dec | Elizabeth Sok |No Comments

Gourmet Dreaming: Why Japan Should Be the First Stop in Your Post-Pandemic Travels

For those daydreaming about the day when global travel will safely resume, why not consider Japan as a top contender for your first overseas trip? Read on for five advantages that Japan offers to foodie tourists.

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9 Dec | Sneha Nagesh |No Comments

Popular Japanese Winter Sweets

Traditional sweets in japan reflect the seasons in both ingredients and appearance. Inspired by nature, these delicious and beautiful desserts are a must try when you visit in Japan.

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2 Oct | Philipp Reiher |No Comments

Goya – The bitter(sweet) Okinawan secret to longevity

Learn about this amazing vegetable. If you want to follow in Okinawan footsteps to find your personal ikigai, adding goya to your diet might be a first step to maintain and improve balanced nutrition and therefore, wholesomeness and a long life.

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