Ever wondered why there’s plastic grass in your bento box? We’ll explain why bento grass (or sushi grass) exists and where the culture of using it came from.
Japanese culinary culture is extremely interesting and unique, but can be confusing, especially for those new to Japanese dining.
Why wash rice? Is washing rice really necessary? The science behind washing rice and why the Japanese are turning to “no-wash rice” instead.
Hibachi is a word that is now in common usage, but what it means abroad and in Japan are two different things. So, just what does hibachi actually mean?
Japanese school lunch in photos over an entire year. First-hand experience of what the school lunch system in Japan gets right and one major thing it doesn’t.