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How to Make Japan's Greatest Sandwich, the Katsu Sando!

Sandwiches are of course not a traditional food in Japan. Nevertheless, ever since the Japanese have adopted this element of the Western food culture, they have been very creative in the way they make it! Katsu sando is one of those great Japanese adaptations that so many people love. Here's how to make it.

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Jingisukan (Genghis Khan): 5 Selected Shops in Sapporo to Try Hokkaido's Outstanding Grilled Lamb Dish!

Jingisukan (Japanese pronunciation of "Genghis Khan") is a famous grilled mutton dish in Hokkaido. It is somewhat difficult to find outside of the northern island, so if you happen to travel to Sapporo, this is a must-try specialty of the local food culture! Here are some of the best restaurants for having the dish.

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Pronto Caffe and Bar: a suberb place to go for any occasion!

Pronto is a famous chain in Japan that has 267 addresses accross the country. Pronto is hard to define: let's say that it's not quite a restaurant, not quite a cafe and not quite a bar, but a bit of every one of those at once, which means you can go there at any time of day and you'll find what you're looking for. This might be why Pronto is such a popular place!

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Coffee Jelly: recipe and where to try this delicious Japanese treat!

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!

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Caffe Veloce: a cheap coffee shop with a retro vibe!

Among the many coffee shops in Japan, you may have noticed one with a retro feel and an Italian-style name and interior. This coffee shop is Veloce. It is one of the biggest coffee shop chains in Japan. Because of their cheap and good coffees, desserts and light meals, Veloces are often packed with customers. People go there to read, have a chat among friends or just grab a cup of coffee on the go.

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Fukuoka Pizzas: these 5 selected shops will satisfy your cravings!

Japanese people love Italian cuisine! Tomato-based dishes, pasta dishes, risottos and many other types of dishes can be found accross the country at fine restaurants. And of course, pizza is another staple! Read on to discover 5 amazing restaurants where you can eat some of Japan's finest pizzas in Fukuoka.

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Hambagu (Hamburg Steak): Japan's beloved meat patty and where to have it in Tokyo!

The Japanese "hambagu" (Hamburg Steak) is a popular dish everywhere in Japan. It is widely available at restaurants, usually at a very reasonable price, and people make it home too. Find out about this delicious Japanese-style meat patty.

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Succulent Tonkatsu in Osaka: 5 of the best restaurants in the city!

Tonkatsu is a very popular dish in Japan that isn't so well-known outside of the country. It consists of breaded deep-fried pork cutlets cut into slices! Most people who aren't familiar with it tend to love this dish! A definite must-try!

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Cherry and Chocolate Chip Frappuccino: do not miss Starbucks Japan new summer drink!

It's frappuccino season at Starbucks and this week's new comer is the delicious Cherry and Cholate Chip one. Don't miss out! Available only for a limited time.

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Teppanyaki in Akita: 3 restaurants where you can enjoy delicious iron plate-grilled foods!

Teppanyaki is a type of Japanese cooking style that uses a large iron plate to grill. It can be used for cooking all kinds of meats, seafood and okonomihyaki (a type of savoury Japanese pancake). If you are in Akita city and would like to try this type of cooking, here are three addresses you should try.

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