Japanese Food

Ankake Spaghetti, Nagoya’s Italian Treat

Feb 27, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

From soba to ramen, udon to somen, hiyamugi to shirataki, Japanese cuisine is blessed with a wide variety of of noodle kinds. But if that wasn't enough, they had to...[ Click to read more ]

The Wonderful World of Yakitori – Meat on a Stick Explained

Feb 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is famous for its food, but for some reason, 'yakitori' is rarely talked about when we consider classic local cuisine. This is somewhat unfair, as grilled chicken (a pretty...[ Click to read more ]

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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 ]

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Food & Drink Unique to the Kansai Region

Feb 26, 2018 By Justin Hanus

If you're a foodie, a trip to the Kansai region is a must if you visit Japan. Kansai folk love their food and there are many regional specialities to savour....[ 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 ]

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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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 ]

The Appetite of Autumn: Japanese Fall Foods

Sep 09, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

The return of oden to convenience stores in around mid-August Japan is a signal that fall is coming, and for many this means relief from the oppressive heat and humidity that kills...[ Click to read more ]

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Mitchan Sōhonten – Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima!

Jun 20, 2016 By Jade Brischke

Okonomiyaki is kind of like a Japanese pancake, if pancakes were made of vegetables and meat and not at all sweet.  In fact, there is very little to compare the...[ Click to read more ]

Beginner’s Guide to Sushi

Feb 10, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

Think of Japan, and you think of sushi. It's a simple as that, isn't it? Or is it? Because there is a whole world of sushi that you quite probably...[ Click to read more ]

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