Food

Nagoya Ramen Festival 2019

Jan 22, 2019 By Ray Proper

Ramen is a classic Japanese food.  If you ask a random person, foreign or Japanese, male or female, what their favorite food is, you are highly likely to get "ramen" as...[ Click to read more ]

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Crab Season in Kansai

Jan 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Since the month of December tends to be the busiest and most plentiful for crabs, it’s no wonder that the winter month boasts a delicious spike in availability for the...[ Click to read more ]

Food of Hiroshima

Dec 03, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Most cities in Japan can boast exquisite and marvelous food, and many of them are rightly vaunted for it. Hiroshima, for all its international fame, is not one of them,...[ Click to read more ]

Fly First Airlines and experience traveling without moving

Jun 02, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

There are no limits to the amount of themed cafes that are available to you if you want a unique dining experience in the Metropolis. Wanna hang out with owls,...[ Click to read more ]

Tebasaki Summit – Scaling the Heights of Nagoya’s Most Famed Food

May 16, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Americans could be forgiven for thinking that chicken wings come from Buffalo, and Brits may think of them as that bit of the Sunday roast that no one really wants,...[ Click to read more ]

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Noodling about: Nagoya’s Ramen Discoveries

Oct 31, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_33494" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Misen's spicy Taiwan ramen[/caption] When I first came to Japan and answered the standard "what Japanese food do you like?" question with "I absolutely love ramen!"...[ Click to read more ]

Miso – The Story Behind Japan’s Condiment of Choice for 1000 Years

Sep 14, 2017 By Justin Hanus

There was a time when miso was only eaten by nobility and monks. It was strictly forbidden for commoners to even eat the fermented condiment. What a difference a thousand...[ Click to read more ]

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Making Mochi – Fun for Kids and Big Kids Alike

Jan 30, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

When I first heard about mochi, my heart really went out to the children of Japan. You see, where I'm from, sweets really are just that: sweet. And so, when...[ Click to read more ]

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Japanese Cooking

Take an Authentic Japanese Cooking Class in Kyoto

Dec 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

One of the most memorable and exciting aspects of traveling or living among a different culture is exploring the cuisine. While going to an authentic restaurant may be enough to...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan’s Winter Food

Dec 14, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_31602" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Oden, a Japanese winter favorite[/caption] As a Brit, I am used to winters being cold, wet and miserable, with skies as grey as the faces shielded...[ Click to read more ]