16 Apr | Rinrin |No Comments

How to enjoy Tofu?

On the NIshiki market tour in Kyoto, we bragged about how and why the tofu here is so heavenly. We’re partially to blame for your tofu craving. So we’d like to bear the responsibility and show you how to enjoy tofu, full DIY, no guides required!

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12 Mar | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

White Day in Japan – The day the men give back

White Day??? What’s the history of this strange twin to everyone’s favorite Hallmark holiday you might ask? In the 1977, the CEO of a small confectionary company in Fukuoka called Ishimura Manseido was reading a magazine in his office for inspiration to revitalize sales…

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26 Feb | Kay Knofi |No Comments

Recommended food events in Tokyo – March 2019

So you’re in Tokyo in March and you’re looking for food events? Here are a few we recommend!

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17 Feb | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Expat in Japan Interview – 10 questions to 5AM Ramen

I’ve been eating ramen since I was old enough to chew. My mother would make the “Sapporo Ichiban” brand instant ramen at home, also adding eggs and various veggies. So I essentially grew up on ramen. As I got older, I started to appreciate ramen on a greater level.

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14 Feb | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

OSUSUME Japan – USHIO CHOCOLATL & foo CHOCOLATERS

The slogan for Ushio is  “Chocolates not to eat. Feel” ! An increasing number of people are already conscious of the power of respecting raw materials and the importance of knowing who made something and how it was made.  Not only chocolate but much more than that.

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28 Jan | Tina |No Comments

What is a Depachika?

What’s a Depachika? Let me explain. Can you imagine for a minute, food heaven? Any kind of food you could imagine. Desserts, prepared food, lunch boxes, popular treats and gourmet delicacies. Yes, that’s right. Depachika means food heaven, in a basement?!

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14 Dec | Josh |No Comments

Antenna Shops: Travel Across Japan All in 1 Day

As if by magic, it’s possible to virtually visit most of Japan’s forty-seven prefectures through antenna shops located throughout central Tokyo. Antenna shops are local specialty shops sponsored by local governments throughout the country.

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