- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Have you heard of the Chanko Nabe? Most people associate this Japanese dish with Sumo culture as it is an important part of the Japanese traditional wrestlers' diet. However, Chanko Nabe is a pretty popular type of hot pot for people in general as well. It's arguably one of the best winter foods in Japan. Here's how to make it.
Jelly desserts are quite popular in Japan. Among them the coffee jelly stands out as a great summertime treat! You can find them practically everywhere at Japanese coffee shops (some popular ones introduced below), and if you'd like to know how to make it at home, please continue reading for a simple recipe!
Here's a recipe for "anko". Anko is the sweet red bean paste you'll need to make a wide variety of Japanese traditional desserts. It's quite easy to make and requires just two ingredients: sugar and adzuki beans. Here's how it's done!
Wakame. You've probably heard of it and might have even tried it if you have any interest in Japanese cuisine, but you perhaps have never heard of its amazing health benefits and may not know how to use it. This article will present the health benefits of the algae as well as super easy and authentic Japanese recipes made with wakame.
Kawachiya is a restaurant located on a very nice, old shopping street in Shibamata, a neighborhood in the eastern part of Tokyo. It specializes in freshwater fish, and it's unagi (eel) dishes are particularly popular. We went to Kawachiya to see how the popular unagi dishes are made. The restaurant was established some 250 years ago, so we were fortunate enough to witness the very traditional, authentic way of unagi cooking!
February is the coldest month in Japan, and probably the best to enjoy winter festivities and traditions! There are lots to discover in Japan in February. Here's a guide to some interesting things you can see and do during that month in Japan!
Shirakawa-go is a quiet mountain village and popular tourist destination. It has its own unique culture for which it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. This is a great place to see if you love nature, history and scenic land and townscapes! It's a great place to visit in the winter as well!
Katsudon is a popular dish that is both filling and delicious. Usually very cheap, you often see students and business people alike flocking to katsudon shops during their lunch break for a satisfying quick meal. Here are some of the best places to try out katsudon in Tokyo!
Japan Ski Resorts: Some Of The Best In The World Await You In The Mountainous Land Of The Rising Sun!
A large part of Japan is covered by impressive mountain ranges. In the winter, even in the southern latitudes of the country, the mountains become snow covered and some areas reliably receive a heavy amount of powdered snow every year. Which means, Japan is a great country for skiing! Here are some of the top ski resorts in Japan.
The Japanese have unique traditions when it comes to events highlighting the change in season. For the end of winter, there is Setsubun which involves eating beans, throwing them at ogres and celebrating by throwing festivals! Read on to learn more about this tradition and how to take part in the celebrations.