You think that your McDonald's Big Mac or fries are the same whether you are in Japan or the USA? Actually, they aren't! Find out they differ in terms of calories and macronutrients.
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!
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.
Thanks to the Legend of the Guardians movie, there is a growing interest in owls. What fascinating and beautiful creatures they are indeed. If you would like to interact with one in real life, you should definitely check out one of these seven amazing owl cafes in Tokyo, Japan.
What's the difference between Japanese rice and other rice? What is short-grained rice? How do you cook Japanese rice in a rice cooker? Is Japanese rice healthy? Read on to see the answers to these questions (plus more information you didn't know you wanted to know!)
What is "Tonkatsu"? You've probably heard of this dish, which is easily confused with "Tonkotsu". Here's an explanation as to what it is and where to enjoy it in Tokyo!
Eorzea Cafe is a themed Final Fantasy cafe based on the universe of FFXIV. The interior will blow you away, and the themed foods will thrill any fan of the famous Square Enix game. There are only two in Japan: one in Tokyo and another in Osaka. Here's a look inside the branch in Akihabara, Tokyo!
The mikan fruit is an important part of the food culture of Japan. Frozen or grilled, it's consumed in a variety of simple ways. This article presents the ways Japanese eat their most popular citrus.
You think you know mushrooms until you come to Japan! There are so many varieties and even more ways to enjoy them. Let's find out what are the health benefits of eating mushrooms and how they can be prepared!
Japanese cuisine is known for being rather mild as the Japanese palate doesn't seem accustomed to spicy food. However, what do you do when you miss that spicy zing to your dish? Well, you can try some of these spicy dishes and ingredients while you're in Japan if you're a spice-lover!
If you'd like to know which items are popular at Starbucks Japan, please check out this article! It contains the standard and special frappuccino drink items in English! Frappuccinos in Japan are quite bold and interesting! Plenty of pictures included!
Have you ever heard of "oden"? It is a common Japanese winter (and autumn) dish. It can be served at restaurants, food stalls, convenience stores, and made at home. One interesting thing about oden is that it has a great variety of ingredients. Here is a list of common items you'll find in a pot of oden!
Many of you might already know Japan is famous for its quality beef, such as "Kobe beef", "Matsuzaka beef" to name a few. However, not just only the common meat cuts but also "horumon", or the innards, are very popular and often eaten in Japan. In this post, I would like to introduce you to the amazing world of horumons!
"Yosenabe" is the most basic kind of nabe, a Japanese hotpot dish you can try. Basically, there are no rules when making yosenabe. Ingredients can be any vegetable, meat, or seafood you like. All you have to do is to cut the ingredients and put them into the pot, and simmer! Let's give it a try!
Osaka is the birthplace of takoyaki, otherwise known as octopus balls. There are hundreds of takoyaki restaurants that you can try. Just to make your options a little easier, here's the list of the very best takoyaki joints in Osaka!
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!
These are the must-try famous dessert places in Tokyo! We've included some dessert buffets, traditional desserts, ice cream parlours (matcha, sesame), famous fancy fruit parlours, and more! Every address is located near a main station of Tokyo.
Japan has quite a few popular chocolate brands that are very tasty. Luckily, many are also halal! Here is a brief list of some of the most popular products that are okay for Muslims to eat!
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.
Yakiniku, or Japanese BBQ is one of the most popular foods in Japan so you just have to try it while you are in Japan! Here is the ultimate list of the best yakiniku restaurants in Tokyo. It includes restaurants in popular areas such as Shibuya and Ginza, and also restaurants of various price ranges from high-end to cheap. Surely you'll find one that fits your need.