Tag: japanese food

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.

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A woman and man stand in front of a wall of cup noodle at the Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum, one of two Yokohama museums about ramen

Five Yokohama Museums For All Kinds of History Buffs

When talking about Japanese museums, there are numerous spots that have to be included in Yokohama city. Not only is it well-known for the bustling Yokohama Chinatown and its delicious Yokohama ramen, but this city is also the center of some of the most famous museums in Japan.

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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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A bowl of seasoned tsukimi soba which is buckwheat noodles with egg on top, usually eaten to celebrate the moon-viewing season.

Traditional Tsukimi Foods: The Most Popular Japanese Moon-Viewing Foods

Tsukimi or moon-viewing is a Japan-wide festival held during the full moon phase in September or October to celebrate the harvest moon. The moon festival is usually held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Japanese lunar calendar however the date can vary on the western solar calendar. In 2022, tsukimi falls on the 10th of September. 

In this article, we will explore the traditional tsukimi food that is still eaten today and offered to the moon at moon-viewing parties.

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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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​​A Quick Guide to Kyoto Sweets

Kyoto is one of the most popular destinations in Japan as it is a city that blends the best of Japanese culture, history and natural landscapes. Apart from that, Kyoto is also an excellent destination to satisfy your sweet tooth as it offers some of the best Japanese wagashi – traditional Japanese sweets. Kyoto sweets are crafted to be as pleasing to the sight as to the taste. 

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