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Eel, or unagi as it is known in Japan, is a very popular summer dish. It is said to help your body fight "natsubate" (suffering from the summer heat). Osaka has great unagi that is usually crispier than what you find in the Kanto region. Make sure to try these delicious stores if you live in Osaka or travel here.
This noodle dish is one of the best things about the sweltering Japanese summer! It consists of cold noodles topped with a variety of colorful toppings. Light and delicious, it's an absolute staple during the hot months of the year. You have got to try it if you haven't already!
There is a huge variety of tasty cucumbers all around the world, however the Japanese one, known as "kyuri", might be one of the best! You see it appearing in abundance in Japanese supermarkets when summer comes. It's one of the beloved summer vegetables. And for good reasons! It's refreshing and the Japanese have their own unique way of eating it. Learn how to make simple kyuri recipes by reading what follows.
The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the big three festivals of its kind in the Tohoku region. "Nebuta" is in reference warriors carried on floats traveling to the center of the city. Aomori puts on an amazing spectacle with gigantic lantern-floats surrounded by dancers in unique costumes dancing to traditional music. This event attracts approximately 3 million people every year. A must see!
Shabu shabu, or Japanese hot pot, is one of the best thing about the food culture in the land of the rising sun! It's healthy, delicious and above all fun to eat as you have to cook the raw ingredients yourself during the meal. Make sure to try out these great Ginza restaurants!