Why are square watermelons so expensive? What’s the purpose of an inedible fruit? Here is your complete guide to the Japanese square watermelon.
Your informed guide to onigiri, including popular and special onigiri fillings and styles, so you’ll know exactly what to grab next time you’re at the konbini.
Amazake is a sweet traditional Japanese fermented rice drink. Learn about amazake culture, the types on offer, where and what to buy, and how to make it.
The world of Japanese snacks is rich in variety. Here are some of the most popular Japanese snacks commonly available at the supermarket.
If you like Japanese food, then knowing about Hon Mirin is a must. Here we delve into Japan’s signature sweet alcoholic condiment, and why and how to use it.
Introducing you to seven spicy Japanese condiments that will have you re-evaluating the assumption that Japanese cuisine lacks a hot punch.
Sake kasu, or sake lees, is an extremely versatile and nutritious ingredient. Here’s what it is, the different types available, and how to use them.
What is tofu and what are the different types of tofu used in Japanese cuisine? We’ll explain what they are and how to use them, as well as how tofu is made.
This spiced Japanese New Year sake, known as toso, has a history of more than 1,000 years. Here’s what it is, how to prepare it and how to drink it.
The interesting history of Japanese fruit sandwiches, how they’ve evolved over the years, and where to get the best fruit sando in Tokyo.