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Japanese Dried Persimmon: Secret to Prepare a Supe...

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For centuries, dried persimmons or hoshigaki, has always been Japanese’s favorite snack. They enjoy eating this chewy, mildly sweet dish as drinking tea, especially green tea. Here is a complete guide to making the genuine Japanese dried persimmons. Pick the good persimmons There are two types of Read More

Geisha Culture: A full looking of Geisha

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If the spirit of "Samurai" is represented as a standard for Japanese men, "Geisha" is considered a model in lifestyle and behavior for Japanese women. This post will bring up to you a full looking about Geisha - one of the traditional cultures in Japan.   History of Geisha Geisha is a J Read More

Japanese Dessert Coffee Jelly

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If you’re looking for a light and exotic dessert after a heavy dinner, this refreshing Japanese treat is for you. Coffee jelly is a combination of black coffee and gelatin. Having been famous for a long time in America and Britain, this delicate is now so popular in Japan that you can find it in alm Read More

Japanese Dessert: Shu Cream Recipe

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Japanese Shu cream refers to the cream puffs that based on the French choux pastry. This sweet dessert has a crispy exterior puff pastry shell with a creamy and delectable custard filling inside. The traditional shu cream comes with a plain puff pastry, classic custard filling, and a thin layer o Read More

Japanese Sake: What You Need to Know

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What is Sake? Sake refers to the Japanese rice wine produced during a brewing process in which rice is fermented and the starches get converted into sugar, and then alcohol. Sake usually has an alcohol content from 14% to 16%. However, the "genshu" variety of sake may have a higher alcohol content, Read More

Japanese Whiskey: Guideline for Beginners

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Though not having the multi-century history, Japanese whiskey makes it among the top 5 best whiskeys in the world.  The wine carries its own flavor and soul that a majority of hardcore drinkers all agree: uniquely subtle and super-smooth. Let’s discover this Japanese speciality! The History of Japa Read More

Japanese Sake: How to Enjoy It Properly?

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Sake is one of the most famous traditional types of Japanese wine. It is associated with important occasions such as weddings or major celebratory events. Therefore, the way Japanese people enjoy sake is somehow formal and much different from other types of drinks. Let’s discover how to enjoy sake p Read More

Must Eat in Japan – Part 1

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Japanese culinary is worldly famous for its elegance, tastiness, and healthiness. Not just fish and rice, there is a list of “oishi” Japanese dishes that promise to win your soul. Let’s feel Japan through its flavor with these 5 best dishes. Sushi and sashimi These two dishes are the symbol in Jap Read More

Must Eat in Japan – Part 2

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Continue with the previous post of 7 must-eat dishes when visiting Japan, here is another 7 shinning stars in Japanese cuisine that you should not miss out on them! Let’s discover. Udon If soba noodle is thin, udon is its chubby brother. Udon is also made from kneaded wheat flour and served with s Read More

Must Eat in Japan – Part 3

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Series of must-eat dishes when in Japan will continue with sweet dishes and dessert. Suit up and satisfy your sweet tooth with us. Mochi Mochi is 100% the No.1 iconic sweet treat of Japan. They taste totally different from the ones you get at the supermarkets in town. They come in various flavors Read More

Washoku: What We Need to Know

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Washoku refers to dishes made from Japanese ingredients and spices. What makes Washoku different from other countries' dishes is the way Japanese people prepare and season them. Characteristics of the Ingredients Washoku focuses on the unique and original tastes of the ingredients, so the spices a Read More

Washoku – A Unique Culinary Cultural Heritag...

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Washuko is the Japanese cuisine that follows the principles of respecting nature, utilizing the four-season local fresh ingredients, and promoting the culinary's elegance and genuine beauty. It focuses on the harmony of dish decoration and arrangement on the table together with the exquisite taste o Read More

Washoku – The Traditional Japanese Culinary Cultur...

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Washoku is a social practice, based on a group of skills, knowledge, and traditions related to food preparation, material, processing and consumption processes. Washoku uses natural resources in a sustainable way, following the principle of respect for nature. Washoku includes traditional dishes wit Read More

Top 10 Japanese Bar Snacks

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It would be a regret if traveling to a destination but you miss beer time! Each country has its own bar snack collection and so does Japan. “Otsumami” is the term that refers to beer snacks. You can find a kind number of “otsumami” in almost any Japanese supermarkets. The snack is usually savory and Read More

Traditional Japanese Meal: What You Need to Know

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To understand Japanese cuisine, we better start with knowing the elements of a traditional meal. Unlike a Western meal, a Japanese meal only includes one course with all the dishes presented at once. Sometimes, dessert may be served as the second course. Other times, the one-course Japanese meal is Read More

Shizuoka Specialities: 7 Must-Try Delicacies in To...

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What do you think of when you talk about Shizuoka Prefecture? Many may answer the iconic Mount Fuji; however, Shizuoka has more than that. Here is a list of 5 delicacies that you don’t want to miss out when visiting this area. Green tea Shizuoka boasts endless fields of green tea which i Read More

Dumplings Recipe Series: Shrimp and Cabbage Gyoza

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Continue with Dumpling Recipe Series, let’s try with us to make the crispy and juicy gyoza: Shrimp and Cabbage Gyoza. This recipe will be lighter when compared to some of the ground meats and easy to make at home. Yield: 40 gyozas Time: 1 hour for preparing and cooking INGREDIENT For the fil Read More

Must-buy Souvenirs from Japan

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Are you having a trip to Japan? It will be a big big regret if you miss out these souvenirs! Check them out and make sure to take them home. Your friends will get crazy on receiving them, or, super jealous for not coming to Japan. Japanese-themed keychains Japan is famous all around the world Read More

Japanese Street Food – Part 1

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Although street food is not a star in Japanese gourmet compared to other sophisticated and delicate culinary arts, there are good dishes to look for when you travel in Japan. Some food vendors only appear on special occasions like festivals while others move from one place to another every night. Read More

Hamamatsu: Where to Get Some Sweetness?

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When it comes to culinary, Japan is not only famous for some iconic delegacy like “Sushi”, “Ramen”, or “Tempura”, the country also stands out for its delicate and elegant sweets. Let’s see what we get offered in Hamamatsu. Iwachidori A thin, round, crunchy biscuit with a delicately sweet taste tha Read More