4 Aug | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Interview with Soul Travelling

Instagram Live sessions around the world… “Travel has been banned and people have gotten online to pacify themselves. We thought that since everyone is online, we could make the most of the opportunity by getting people connected with the heritage, culture and food all across the globe.”

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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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29 May | Thuy Nguyen |No Comments

Slimy Yet Unexpectedly Delicious Japanese Food

When thinking about Japanese food, most people would immediately think about tempura, ramen, or okonomiyaki. But do you know that in Japan, there are a lot of traditional dishes that are sticky, smelly, but unexpectedly delicious? Those “bizarre” dishes are loved by locals not only for their taste, but also because of their immense health benefits and interesting textures…

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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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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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8 Dec | Sneha Nagesh |No Comments

Japan’s Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine – Shojin Ryori

Until the18th century, plant-based agriculture was preferred to livestock rearing. This combined with the influence of Buddhism and Shintoism meant that most of the country harboured a vegetarian friendly diet. Emperors regularly issued meat bans and for a while, plant-based diets thrived. A version of this historic cuisine is still available today…

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7 Sep | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Fake Food in Japan: The World’s Most Delicious Looking Plastic

If you have ever been to Japan, you might have seen plastic models of food in the windows of restaurants, displaying the edible counterparts that lay within. These are called ‘sampuru’ or ‘sample’ and have been part of the Japanese economy and food culture for nearly one hundred years…

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