[JAPAN] Know More about Kinds of Japanese Food – part 1
Nov01

[JAPAN] Know More about Kinds of Japanese Food – part 1

When talking about the Japanese food, I realize there is a wide variety of dishes and regional specialties. I’m quite familiar with some of the popular Japanese dishes, such as Ramen, Sushi, Sashimi, Yakitori, Nabe, Sukiyaki, etc. But when I scroll through the Facebook pages of the Tohoku Region in Japan, I realized that most of them are categorized into several categories, such as rice dishes, nabe dishes, grill dishes, seafood...

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[JAPAN] The Story of Inawashiro Rice in Tohoku Area
Oct18

[JAPAN] The Story of Inawashiro Rice in Tohoku Area

Rice is one of the world’s most important food crops. I do not know how about you, but most of the Asian people depend on rice for their food. I find there’s something interesting about rice in the Tohoku area, Japan, and I want to share with you the story of Inawashiro Rice, starts from how it is grown and how it is produced. Inawashiro itself is a town located in Yama District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshu,...

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[JAPAN] Special Soy Sauce Yamabun from Tohoku Region in Japan
Sep29

[JAPAN] Special Soy Sauce Yamabun from Tohoku Region in Japan

We often use the soy sauce to cook many dishes; that’s why I feel now is the time to share more about it. A lot of soy sauce available in the market where the processes and ingredients may differ, but I’m talking here about the Japanese Soy Sauce. Soy Sauce (Shoyu, 醤油 しょうゆ) is one of the most traditional foods of Japan, and most of the Asian cuisine uses it. Similar like Miso, the kanji words 醤油 literally means...

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[JAPAN] 10 Things You Should Do + Eat + Visit When in Tokyo
Sep23

[JAPAN] 10 Things You Should Do + Eat + Visit When in Tokyo

I never thought that I can make my second trip to Japan this year, and here I want to share 10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss in Japan. The numbers on this list will increase soon when I can think of something else which may not yet include in this post. Tokyo is definitely one of those top places in every traveler’s to-do list. So here you go, I have lots of pictures from this month visit to Japan; that’s why I want to...

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[JAPAN] 7 Street Snacks You Should Try at Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo
Sep10

[JAPAN] 7 Street Snacks You Should Try at Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Tsukiji Market ((築地市場 Tsukiji Shijō) has become one of the places that must be visited while in Tokyo, Japan. This place has been known as a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in central Tokyo. According to Japan guide, Tsukiji Market is best known as one of the world’s largest fish markets, handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day. Unfortunately, we did not have a chance to see the tuna auction...

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[JAPAN] The Unique Snow-Shaped Pasta in Yamagata, Tohoku Region
Aug31

[JAPAN] The Unique Snow-Shaped Pasta in Yamagata, Tohoku Region

Yamagata, which is situated in the westernmost part of the Tohoku region, is blessed with many quality fruits such as cherries and pears, Japanese Sake, and the Yonezawa-gyu beef. Travelers can easily reach Yamagata about 60 minutes by plane from Haneda to Yamagata Airport, and it takes around 30 minutes from the airport to Yamagata Station by Bus. I was doing some research on the internet lately and found that Yamagata is filled with...

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[JAPAN] The Pavilion Japan of Expo 2015 Milano x Tohoku Region
Aug24

[JAPAN] The Pavilion Japan of Expo 2015 Milano x Tohoku Region

The same thing as Sushi, Japanese Sake is also a part of Japanese culture that always sought after by foreign visitors, and many of us only have a superficial understanding about the Japanese Sake. Sake is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Everyone knows that wine, beer, and sake regarded as alcoholic beverages, but the brewing process of each product is different from one another,...

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