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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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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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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26 Nov | Jason Stone |No Comments

Yuzu & Mikan & Sudachi, Oh My! Japan’s Most Popular Citrus Fruit

Japan has more than 20 varieties of citrus that are either native or used primarily in Japan, and thus heavily associated with the region. These Japanese citrus are in season in Autumn and Winter and they make the perfect addition to your culinary tool chest.

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25 Sep | Denise Aoki |No Comments

From Spring to Winter – Fall in Love with Japan All Year Long

Have you ever fallen in love with a place on the first day you arrived? Well, Japan is one of those countries that you can easily fall in love with on your first trip, and I daresay that you can fall in love with the land of the rising sun not only once, but four times a year!

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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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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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19 Mar | Norma |No Comments

Hanami, the Fleetingness of Beauty in a Year of Crisis

Memories of fleeting beauty and friendship. All the more important to think about wonderful past experiences and look forward to future chances when this difficult time is behind us. MEMORIES: We laughed and shared stories, talking for hours and hours under the soft rain of sakura petals. It was like a scene straight out of a fairy tale, and a smile comes across my face whenever I recall it….

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5 Mar | Kady Potter |No Comments

Sakura and Matcha: A Perfect Match for Spring

On the one hand, there’s sakura: sweet pink flowers, light and subtle. And on the other hand, you’ve got matcha: the green tea with a rich, earthy scent and taste.So put your hands together for the epic seasonal flavor that is sakura matcha!

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25 Feb | Petra Sufliarska |No Comments

March 2020 Kyoto Foodie Events

With March marking the beginning of spring, it’s not only nature that’s entering a new season, but the foodie world as well. Have a look at a couple of the exciting events available in Kyoto this March.

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