What’s Gyoza? 7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Gyoza in Japan!

What's Gyoza? 7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Gyoza in Japan!

In the United States, gyoza is better known as potsticker because of its thin dumpling skin, similar to wonton skin that houses a filling of meat, spices and veggies. Usually, a dip of soy sauce with lemon accompanies the gyoza. This article is written for those who want to know what a true Japanese gyoza looks and tastes like, and how to eat it.[Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Edamame Recipes!

8 Recommended Edamame Recipes!

Edamame can be either blanched, dry roasted, unshelled or shelled are those green immature soybeans that people from all over the world find to not only be delicious, but also highly nutritious. The Japanese, however, seem to have perfected it and here are their recommendations for visitors who want to eat edamame in Japan:[Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips: How to Make REAL Sushi like Japanese!

8 Useful Tips: How to Make REAL Sushi like Japanese!

Today we can find sushi anywhere in the world. Therefore many people who have never been to Japan know or tried sushi. Yet, as a Japanese woman, it is very hard to find authentic sushi outside of Japan. If you are making sushi at home, I will tell youI 8 tips on how you can make real sushi like Japanese.[Continue Reading…]

What’s Donburi? 8 Recommended Donburi You Must Try in Japan!

What's Donburi? 8 Recommended Donburi You Must Try in Japan!

In Japan, when we don’t have much time to cook, we just grab a donburi. Donburi is a bowl of rice or noodles with various cooked ingredients on top of it. Usually meat or fish are served on top. Since some donburi is very easy to cook, it’s a great dish to make when you don’t have enough time. [Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Bars in Tokyo!

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Bars in Tokyo

The perception of Tokyo bars as expensive is less true these days. As belts are tightened and recession bites, people have less money for entertainments, so many low price drinking options have sprung up. Nomihodai (happy hour) has long been a part of Tokyo bar culture, while the senbero[Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Restaurants in Tokyo!

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Restaurants in Tokyo

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Visitors may lament how expensive Tokyo restaurants are, but this is most often due to misconceptions about, or unfamiliarity with Japanese dining culture. You have to look to the spirit of adventure that brought you to Tokyo in the first place and seek out the chain stores, [Continue Reading…]