What Do Japanese People Eat during the New Year Celebration?

on December 29 2017

People in several countries around the world celebrate the New Year in unique ways. Considered the best moment of happiness, everyone is encouraged to forget what they had done wrong in the past and start doing new good things in the coming year. The New Year celebration becomes even more special with long holidays, allowing everyone to spend an extended period of joy and pleasure with their families and loved ones. Let’s see what Japanese people eat specially during the New Year celebration.

LET’S GET IN TOUCH WITH TUNA

on November 30 2017

Also known as Maguro in Japanese, is a pelagic fish popular for being consumed as food. With delicious taste and useful nutrients, tuna has simply become one of the secret ingredients for today’s recommended fish-inspired dishes.

Japanese Curry – An Authentic Japanese Recipe You Can Simply Cook at Home

on November 3 2017

Today, I would like to please those who love staying at home or are not interested in dining out. You may want to go to a popular Japanese restaurant in town, but you just don’t want to spend that much. For whatever reason, I’m going to introduce you an authentic Japanese menu that you can simply cook at home.

Hosui Pear

on September 29 2017

Fruits from Chiba Prefecture are uniquely delicious and highly popular among shoppers as they are grown naturally in a warm climate with the abundance of water resources. As a result, fruits of Chiba have become one of the Japan’s top-selling products nowadays. In particular, the Hosui pear of Chiba is considered one of the must-try fruits, thanks to its long history of cultivation, excellent harvesting techniques, and distinctively pleasant taste.

“Izakaya” – The Joy of Japanese Drinking Culture

on September 6 2017

Japanese people truly enjoy after-work drinking and this has become a vital part of their working culture. Considered a social aspect of work, “Nomikai”, a drinking party where everyone is seated at a large-sized table or occupying a separated section of a restaurant, is usually preferred by Japanese workers of all classes to encourage a healthy relationship with their bosses, co-workers, and friends. Bringing a client to a fine dining restaurant for some tasty menus and refreshing drinks has also become routine among business people as they aim at successful business cooperation.

Get to know about “Doyo no ushi no hi”, the day Japanese have eel for a a meal

on August 8 2017

There are two types style of boiling eel, Kanto style and Kansai style. Kanto style is the way grilling before seasoning. After grilling eel is steamed and grilled again, and then, spread sauce over. This way of cooking makes eel light and fluffy.

Dashi (Japanese stock) : The heart of Japanese cuisine

on July 7 2017

Over the centuries, Japan has passed down their unique characteristic of food culture from generation to generation. Every dishes will be arranged beautifully. The colors and ingredients are well chosen from nature, be it river, mountains or sea. This is all lead to the best of health, mind, and body.

“Zaru Somen” Japanese best summer menu

on June 2 2017

Somen are very thin Japanese noodle made of wheat flour. It looks like Thai rice noodle that we usually eat with curry but softer. There are many dishes made with Sōmen noodle but the classic and the most popular one would be “Zaru Sōmen” or the Japanese chilled noodle. This is because the dishes does not require too many ingredients and very easy to prepare. Zaru Sōmen is very popular in Summer. The soft, cold noodle dipped with Mentsuyu sauce is such a blessing in the hot weather.

“Yakitori” Japanese grilled chicken

on June 1 2017

"Yakitori" or Japanese grilled chicken are grilled chicken skewers made from bite sized pieces of meat from all different parts of the chicken and usually cooked over charcoal.
When ordering, you can choose whether you want your skewers seasoned with a sweet and savory yakitori sauce (tare) or with salt (shio). For those who want the real taste the chicken, we recommend “with salt”.

Healthy food “SOBA”

on January 31 2017

When people talk about “soba”, many of them usually mention the Japanese-style noodles. Actually, soba is the Japanese name for a crop more commonly known in English as “buckwheat”. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat. Soba usually refers to thin noodles made from grain-like seeds of buckwheat. In the old days, Japanese people preferred to eat soba in a genuinely traditional style. They simply boiled the buckwheat seeds to eat with soft-boiled rice or smashed them into a powder before rolling them in round pieces and boiling in hot water.