Author: James Lau

A bowl of toshikoshi soba on a red New Years plate.

Toshikoshi Soba: Wonderful for the New Year

When it comes to Japanese traditions around this time of year, most people think of osechi and kagami mochi. Did you also know that the Japanese eat soba on New Year’s Eve? Let’s take a look at this delicious tradition!

An ice sculpture in the shape of Sapporo Tower at the Sapporo Snow Festival, a Japanese winter festival.

Winter Festivals in Japan You Should Experience!

Japan is no stranger to festivals, but did you know that Japan has some of the most breathtaking winter festivals? Let’s explore some of the best festivals that Japan has to offer during the cold season!

A plate of sizzling wagyu beef steak.

What is Wagyu Beef and What Makes It So Special?

Japanese Wagyu beef is world-famous, but what makes it so unique? It’s time to dive into its history and see what makes it so delicious and renowned among food enthusiasts and gourmands.

A steaming bowl of sukiyaki, a traditional Japanese food. There's seared tofu, vegetables and meat.

Traditional Japanese Foods: Autumn Edition

The hot, humid Japanese summer has finally passed by. The leaves are changing color, the breeze is getting cooler, and you want something to warm you up as you enjoy the outdoor delights that Japan has to offer in autumn.

A plate of karaage, or Japanese fried chicken, with some lemon on the side.

Karaage: The Story of Japanese Fried Chicken

Karaage, also known as Japanese fried is golden, juicy and crispy. It comes in many varieties from all over Japan, and utilizes many different flavors. Let’s learn more about karaage’s origins, and its worldwide fame.

Historic Yokohama Foods And Drinks You Have To Try

Yokohama was one of the first ports that opened in the 1800s when Commodore Perry arrived on the shores of Japan with his ships. Since then, Yokohama has been the birthplace of a variety of delicious dishes.