Have you ever wondered why there are so many Japanese food emoji? And why an eggplant was considered so important to include? The answer is surprising!
Japanese culinary culture is extremely interesting and unique, but can be confusing, especially for those new to Japanese dining.
Tempura and ikura are not originally Japanese words? We’ll delve into the origin of some common Japanese food names and the foreign languages they come from.
Christmas food in Japan is unique. Here are five different food and drink customs that show that Japan celebrates Christmas like nowhere else.
Osechi ryori is an integral part of Japanese New Year food customs. Just what do the Japanese eat over the New Year and what do the dishes symbolize?
Food plays a pivotal role in Setsubun celebrations in Japan. Learn the traditions old and new, including what you should eat on Setsubun for a lucky year ahead.
Sake in a box? We’ll look at the wooden masu cup, what it is, how it’s used and, importantly, how on earth you’re supposed to drink sake served to overflow.
If you order a cup of coffee in Japan, you may notice something “unusual” about the way your coffee cup is served.
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.
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?