Japanese Food & Japanese Dishes
Nabe shabu shabu, sukiyaki, chanko nabe
In Japanese, nabe simply means pot. nabe ryori (pot cooking) has become a generic term for meals cooked in a pot - vegetables, meat and noodles or rice cooked at the table in a communal pot.
by Caroline Klein
Bagels Bridging Cultures with Bagels
Bagels are starting to sprout up by the dozen in bread shops, coffee shops and train stations in Japan, even in the small city in the south where I live.
by Joanne G. Yoshida
Japanese Knives The Knives of Sakai
Those who cook for a living, often take pride in having the best kitchen knives. Until recently knives from Germany were held in that regard, but now chefs around the world are recognizing Japan as another contributor of top standard cutlery.
Umibudou Sea Grapes From Okinawa
Umibudou literally translates as "Sea Grapes." It's a kind of seaweed but instead of leaves it has little bubbles growing on its stems. Thus the serving looks like small, green grapes. The bubbles break on your tongue and release a slightly salty taste of pure Southern Sea freshness. This breaking of little bubbles is called puchi-puchi in Japanese, an expression recreating the sound of the pop of a small air bubble. Not many foods provide that puchi-puchi sensation on the tongue - making the umibudou an especially exciting experience for many Japanese gourmets.
Restaurants in Japan Where To Eat In Japan.
Choose from our selection of quality restaurants, cafes and bars on where to eat out in Japan's major towns and cities:
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Books On Japanese Food Japanese Food Books Reviews.
Read our reviews of the latest best-selling books on Japanese food and cuisine and eating out in Japan.
Interest in the low-fat, healthy Japanese diet has increased in recent years and our comprehensive review of food books includes titles on traditional Japanese recipes, sushi, fusion food, new trends in Japanese cuisine, Japanese dishes for wine lovers, vegetarian dishes, dining-out, restaurant guides, cooking utensils, Japane knives, sake, vegan food and green tea.
Authors include Hiroko Shimbo, Harumi Kurihara, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, Yuko Fujita, Machiko Chiba, Mari Fujii, Eric Gower, Robb Satterwhite and Ming Tsai.
Food Replicas Authentic Food Samples From Japan.
Over 80% of Japanese restaurants now display food replicas in their shop windows to help customers decide what to order and give information on prices. The first food replicas in Japan date back over 80 years.
Ponshu Sampling Sake at Echigo-Yuzawa Station.
The Japanese fondness for drinking is unashamedly displayed at JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station, Niigata Prefecture, where a section of the station has been set aside for enjoying sake-themed art, tasting sake from all parts of Niigata, eating foods made with sake, and, of course, buying sake. Another amusement for hedonistic travelers is soaking in a bath filled with sake and hot spring water.
Visitors to this center of sake madness, called the Ponshu-kan, are warmly greeted at the entrance by the statue of a ruddy-faced grinning salaryman who is enthusiastically waving a large sake bottle. He seems so friendly that many visitors stop to have their photographs taken with him. Hanging around his neck and laid upon his grey suit is a sign welcoming people inside. The sign is written in the casual way that a drunken man using the local Niigata dialect might speak.
Sakenojin Sake Fair in Niigata.
Are you a sake connoisseur desiring to taste some of the most delicious sake in Japan, a sake neophyte wanting to learn more about Japan's best drink, or a tightwad trying to drink as much sake as possible for just 2,000 yen (about US $25.00)?
Learn how to create authentic Japanese dishes in your own kitchen
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