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Popular Japanese Sweets and Treats

The rich and unique Japanese flavours found in Japanese cuisine are strongly associated with premium-quality seafood dishes and classy restaurants, amongst many other culinary delights. However, sweet treats often fall by the wayside when it comes to our (Western) knowledge of Japanese cuisine – and boy we’re missing out! Here, we explore a guide to …

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Konbini – What is it Good For? Pretty Much Everything

If you’re just dipping your toes into the vast ocean of Japanese contemporary culture then you might be wondering what a konbini even is. Perhaps you’ve taken the plunge into the hustle and bustle and have already entered your fair share of 7-Elevens – but do you know just how much they have to offer? …

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The Best Places to Eat in Oita and Yokohama While Visiting for the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup is in full swing, and if you’re lucky enough to be in Japan to watch the games, you may well be keen to enjoy local culture – in particular, the food. If you were hoping to see a bar guide, fear not. We’ve got your Japanese beverage needs covered in our previous blog post, so …

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Three Authentic Japanese Beers You Need To Try

Beer is a beverage enjoyed by many in Japan, being the number one choice of many of its (approx.) 126million population. As a popular choice, the emergence of local ales and breweries has seen a significant increase over the past 20 years. However, the big breweries remain dominant in many establishments, particularly in the tourist areas. …

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A Brief Guide to Types of Japanese Noodles

It’s no secret that Japan is home to delicious food. If you’re visiting Japan for the first time you may be unsure when it comes to navigating the delicacies and table etiquette, especially if you’d describe yourself as a fussy eater! Thankfully, Japan is renowned for its noodles, which are a safe choice if you …

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Japanese Table Manners and Chopstick Etiquette

Japanese Table Manners and Chopstick Etiquette

Japanese food is known the world over, but Japanese table manners are something that has been known to cause even the most confident tourist to break out in a sweat of nervousness. While most of the time you probably won’t offend anyone, there are some elements of Japanese table etiquette that need to be carefully …

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Start the New Year with a Japanese-Style Detox

It’s the start of the new year and many of us are suffering after excessive eating, drinking, and lazing around during the Christmas period. This time of year often leaves us feeling tired and unhappy, but this certainly doesn’t have to be the case. Following our advice, start the new year with a Japanese-style detox that …

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Japanese Sushi Recipes for Beginners

Sushi is a huge part of Japanese cuisine, and has become a popular food across the globe. If you’re a sushi-lover or sushi-newbie, you can try your hand at creating your own with these Japanese sushi recipes for beginners. You may be surprised at how simply these recipes are to make, but make sure you …

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Japanese Sake: The Comprehensive Guide

What is Japanese sake? Sake (pronounced sah-kay) is an alcoholic Japanese drink made predominantly from rice. It is a popular part of Japanese cuisine and can be enjoyed at home, in restaurants and at special occasions such as weddings. The word sake can also be used as a more general reference to any other alcoholic …

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