31 Aug | Denise Aoki |No Comments

Crazy Shaped Watermelons, the secrets of the Japanese luxurious fruit

Crazy Shaped watermelons started to be produced in Kanagawa prefecture in 1980’s in order to fit better in compact Japanese refrigerators at that time. The first one created was cubic, a good shape not only to be easily stored but also to prevent it from rolling…

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17 Aug | Narumi |No Comments

Surviving Summer in Japan: ALL about Kakigori

Shaved ice and sweet toppings, beloved by the locals. Just the signs for this summer specialty often pull us in for a sweet and heavenly cooling treat of Kakigori (かき氷).

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29 Jul | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Interview with Akito-san, founder of Tea Cup Trip

Today, we’re really excited to introduce you Akito-san, a specialist in premium green tea in Japan (and a creator of awesome TikTok originals!). First of all, thank you for your time! As tea lovers, we really appreciate what you do and are super excited to introduce you to our readers! Can you please tell us ...

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21 Jul | Denise Aoki |No Comments

Unagi, all you need to know about this Japanese tasty food

Consumed for centuries, there is no denying that Unagi is a genuine classic of Japanese traditional cuisine and a popular dish due its health benefits and delicious taste. You can find Unagi in Japan all year round but specially during summertime…

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25 Jun | Denise Aoki |No Comments

5 Delicious Japanese Summer Foods

The Japanese summer food list is so long, colorful and delicious that it’s very difficult to choose just five of them to savor. That’s why we ended up making this selection of 5 summer food recommendations to help you choose, or to add to your bucket list.

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21 May | Alexandra Ziminski |No Comments

Japan’s (not so) Mini-Craze

There is a (not so) “Mini-Craze” sweeping Japan and youtube. Find out more on our blog.

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10 Apr | Jordan |No Comments

Ramen in Culture

Ramen is enjoyed at any time of day and at any time of year. So is it really so surprising to learn how highly regarded it is? This quintessential Japanese experience is more than just a food, which is why it is so lovingly represented and so voraciously slurped up in all its forms, from the bowl, to the screen, to the page, and even in its own action figures!?!

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3 Apr | Alexandra Ziminski |No Comments

The Secrets to Japanese Longevity: A Food Guide

In Japan, it’s not rare to see a street attendant working past retirement, or a kind 80-year-old woman still running her family soba restaurant. It’s a widely known fact that this country has some of the oldest people in the world, falling only behind Hong Kong in life expectancy. Why is this? Could it be the fantastic healthcare system, the high regard that seniors receive, or the fact that many of them remain active, getting up at 6 AM for their daily exercises? Of course these are all contributing factors, but we are missing a pretty important one: food.

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17 Mar | Rob Bailey |No Comments

Hiroshima, Hidden Gem of the Sake World

The town of Saijo in Hiroshima is home to eight Sake breweries and is where much of the sought-after soft water is sourced along with other locally produced ingredients. The winter weather experienced in Saijo also makes it an ideal site for Sake brewing…

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2 Feb | Michelle Lam |No Comments

Kaiseki Ryouri – Historical Haute Cuisine

Kaiseki ryouri evolved throughout the ages. From simple meals served at a tea ceremony to fancy Heian imperial court cuisine with influence from the Buddhist boom during the Kamakura period, to the emphasis upon balance from the Muromachi age of Samurais, modern Kaiseki cuisine has been shaped by many aspects of Japanese culture and history – and now you can taste these dishes too.

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