Author: Tanner Schroeder

Warabi Mochi: The Perfect Japanese Summer Treat

Warabi mochi is a cool, jelly-like dessert, especially popular during Japan’s humid summer months. It is a kind of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets), with a history dating back to the Heian era (794-1185).

Japanese Seasonal Vegetables: Greens for Every Season

In Japanese cuisine, the concept of “shun” (旬) is very important. Shun is the celebration of those ingredients which are at their seasonal peak. Even better, including a variety of seasonal foods in your diet is great for your health, as different foods provide different essential nutrients.

Japanese Tea: Must Try Traditional Flavors

Tea was introduced to Japan in the 8th century from China. Initially considered a medicinal beverage mainly amongst priests and the upper class. Tea gained popularity in the Muromachi period(1333-1573).

Mitarashi Dango: A Kyoto Classic

Mitarashi dango (みたらし団子), the traditional Japanese skewered dessert similar to mochi, has become a popular treat enjoyed across the globe. Consisting of three to five