We’ll explore the common sashimi garnishes and whether you should eat them – the seaweeds, the flowers, the leaves, the daikon strings – or not.
Japanese culinary culture is extremely interesting and unique, but can be confusing, especially for those new to Japanese dining.
‘Chitose ame’ is the traditional sweet of the ‘Shichi go san’ festival that celebrates the health and longevity of girls aged 3 and 7, and boys aged 3 and 5.
Wasei Eigo is special “made-in-Japan English” that will no doubt leave you perplexed on your travels in Japan. Here are 10 of the most confusing food names!
Looking for a fun activity involving food for your next summer get-together? Then look no further than the Japanese watermelon game of suikawari!
What is tebura? Learn about the meaning and culture behind tebura, and how the word is used in the food and service industry, particularly Japanese BBQ.
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!
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.