From March to May, here are the most important spring celebrations in Japan. These are the so-called, "haru matsuri", which literally means spring festivals.
Expect the biggest crowds in Shibuya on October 31st (Thursday), with plenty of people likely to start the party from the previous weekend.
Shochu is a kind of Japanese traditional spirit. Its Alcohol content varies usually from 25 to 30% and it has taste and smell that are quite characteristic and different from sake. Shochu can be enjoyed simply straight, on the rock, but it makes a nice cocktail base as well, by adding fruit juices and other beverages. This post will list only the most popular shochu-based drinks you can make on your own in a whim!
You definitely should try this amazing Japanese dish at home! Omurice, basically fried rice wrapped in an omelet, is one of Japan's favorite and is served at many restaurants. You can easily make it with simple ingredients at home.
Want to take the whole family out for dinner for surprisingly cheap? Check out Saizeriya, an Italian family restaurant chain in Japan. It's a convenient place to grab something cheap for lunch or dinner!
Of course, you've at least once have heard of the word "ramen". Many people would surely agree that ramen can even be said as the hottest Japanese noodle dishes enjoyed worldwide. With this post, you will get to know not only about the ramen itself but also the best restaurants of each kind.
One of the winter Japanese cuisine you can't miss, "nabe", a Japanese hot pot dishes. This post will be a perfect guide for everyone who would like to try making nabe of their own. From the most basic kind of nabe to the unique ones, you will get to know 12 recipes in this post.
Dashi is a fundamental ingredient you cannot go without when making any Japanese dishes. Dashi is basically a soup full of umami flavor. You boil typical ingredients such as kombu seaweed, dried sardines, katsuobushi flakes and other things to make it. Here's everything you want to know about dashi.
Torikizoku is a casual Yakitori (grilled chicken on skewers) chain that has locations all over Japan. Everything they serve is 298 yen! If you're a gourmet on a budget, this restaurant is a must-try.
If you're curious about Japanese comfort foods, here are the top 10 must-try comfort foods you should have in Japan! Maybe they'll become yours too and you'll them back home when you're feeling a little under the weather.
Tokyo has over 3,000 ramen restaurants. These selected 21 joints constantly rank among the best. Here's the general shop info for each and the rating by our Japanese ramen experts.
"Karashi" is a traditional Japanese condiment which will add some spiciness to your daily dishes. Karashi is very spicy, compared to the western mustard which is usually not that much spicy with the mixture of vinegar and other ingredients. This post will not only introduce the Karashi mustard itself but also post some dishes which go perfectly well with karashi!
Gyukatsu MOTOMURA is a restaurant specializing in the new star of the Japanese food culture: the gyukatsu! Read on to learn more about this fantastic dish and about Gyukatsu MOTOMURA, the restaurant that's in large part responsible for creating the buzz!
Onigiri is an awesome dish that can be eaten right about any time of the day. It can be breakfast, a snack, or a meal on the go. You can stuff it with your favourite ingredients and it can be prepared at home or bought in specialized restos or convenience stores.
Shinjuku is known as one of the fiercest battlegrounds for ramen shops with around 200 shops here. They are rich in variety, from classic to novelty ramen bowls. Here is Favy's list of the top 15 ramen shops in Shinjuku. Enjoy!
Okonomiyaki is a pan fried dish, also known as Japanese pancakes.There are many styles in eating this dish and the ingredients also change depending on the region of Japan. The two main styles of Okonomiyaki are Osaka-style and Hiroshima-style, and this article will show you what the differences are between the two styles!
Today in this article, we will introduce 'kaiten sushi' (conveyor belt sushi) restaurants in Akihabara. If you have a craving for sushi, but don't want to spend a lot of money, conveyor belt sushi restaurants are the way to go. Despite being inexpensive, many are actually very delicious!
Summer is here! In Japan, they have summer festivals in many places and the people love to go there wearing yukata (Japanese traditional clothes). They have A LOT of food stalls everywhere at the festivals, offering a variety of food and snacks to eat while watching fireworks.
Here is everything you need to know about Japanese black soybean tea, from its many health benefits, to where to buy it, and where to actually try it in Japan!
Ichiran has just opened in Tokyo its first branch ever serving pork-free and alcohol-free ramen. Give it a try! The new restaurant is located in Shinjuku.