Two women stand at a Nagashi somen trough holding the noodle broth and chopsticks, with one woman grabbing noodles from the flowing water

Nagashi Somen: A Unique Japanese Dining Experience

When the air temperature and humidity rises in summer, it’s easy to lose your appetite, a common part of summer fatigue. At this time, all you need is a mild, refreshing dish that will help calm your upset body from the unpleasant hot weather.

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Green tea poured over a bowl of rice and salmon, making chazuke, an underrated Japanese dish.

Chazuke Is an Underrated Japanese Dish

Chazuke–also known as tea rice–is an underrated, yet tasty part of Japanese cuisine. Just add a hot cup of green tea or dashi broth over some cooked rice, and you got yourself a humble Japanese dish that’s good for sprucing up some leftovers. 

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Mochi Desserts For Some Sweet Chewy Treats

Mochi is a traditional Japanese dessert made out of mochigome – a Japanese short-grain rice. It can also be used to make other treats, so mochi desserts can be found in many different variations thanks to its one-of-a-kind texture.

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