McDonald's in Japan offers some unusual and sometimes straight-up wacky Japan-only items! Check out this list to see what's so different about McDonald's in Japan! Here's what you'll find at a McDonald's in Japan and the prices!
Ponzu is a Japanese sauce that is tart, umami-filled, and slightly salty. You might be wondering: What is ponzu made of? Is there a substitute? Can I make my own? Read on to learn more about ponzu and have all your questions answered! (A recipe is included at the bottom of the article)
Mozoku is an important part of the food culture of all of Japan and it is something the world should get to know for its amazing health benefits! Of all the seaweeds consumed by the people of Japan, Mozuku is perhaps the most unique. It has amazing health benefits, and it can only be found in Japan, specifically, around the islands of Okinawa Prefecture.
Tokyo is a bar-goer's heaven! Here's Favy's list of 19 of the coolest bars in Tokyo you should check out while you're here. From old-school Japanese cocktail bars to absinthe bars, we got you covered!
Shochu a quintessential Japanese spirit alcohol. To know more about this great Japanese alcohol, including the many ways to enjoy it, please read this post!
Japan has countless special festivals and traditions that occur in the spring. Read through this article to get ideas of how to get the most of Japan from March to May.
Both inside of Japan and around the world, one of the most popular types of ramen is called 'Hakata Ramen.' This article will talk about the origins of Hakata ramen and introduce the original Hakata ramen restaurant (it's still open)!
Dotonbori is one of the most iconic areas in Osaka, Japan, and it is often featured in guidebooks or on social media. Yes, it's where the running Glico Man sign (a symbol of the city) and all the flashy 3D signboards are. Check the following places out to make your Dotonbori visit unforgettable!
KFC is a major chain restaurant in Japan. It is popular both for set meals and take-out, especially during the winter holiday season.
Tofu is an important part of Japanese cuisine, and in Japan, there are many varieties to be found. Here is a guide on the various types of Japanese tofu and how they are used.
Shirasu is the Japanese word for the boiled and partially dried fry (baby fish) of the sardine family. The small, see-through (white when cooked) fish that are a popular ingredient in Japanese cooking. In addition to being delicious, they are also very nutritious!
Wait what? $4500 for a watermelon?! You've got to be kidding - yet I kid you not! Densuke Watermelons are like the luxury car in the watermelon world. Grown only in the island of Hokkaido, Japan their numbers are limited every year! Densuke Watermelons are possibly the world's most expensive watermelons!
Kyoho grapes are perhaps one of the most representative fruits of modern Japan. Developed in the country decades ago and now popular worldwide, here is how the Japanese consume their most famous grapes.
Yamaimo isn't a widely known root vegetable, but it is really delicious and has many health benefits! This article will present the vegetable, its health benefits and how to eat it! Enjoy!
We're here to answer your wagyu-related questions! Wagyu literally means 'Japanese beef.' Of wagyu cows, almost 95% are of the black-haired (黒毛 'kuroge') breed, of which there are many sub-breeds including all the most famous types of wagyu (Kobe, Matsuzaka, etc.)
Mister Donut, as known as "Misdo", is one of the most popular chains in Japan. They not only offer donuts but also pasta, ice cream and even dim sum! Check out the menu of the most popular donut chain in Japan.
Ever wondered what Japanese people have for breakfast? Take a look to see what the Japanese eat for breakfast and it'll give you an insight into why they have such a healthy lifestyle! Also, we'll tell you where to grab the best breakfasts around Tokyo.
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!
Japanese curry is one of the best comfort dishes you can possibly imagine. Unfortunately, the powder mix to make it is not always available if you live outside of Japan. So here is a recipe for it that uses spices you are probably familiar with! I've also included a basic recipe for you to make the curry. Japanese curry made from scratch with no additives and MSGs.
Hokkaido milk tea has become quite popular around the world in recent years. This article presents how milk tea is made in Japan, and also introduces some well-knowns tea shops in Tokyo that serve the famous drink!