7 Useful Tips to Cook Real Sushi Rice!

7 Useful Tips to Cook Real Sushi Rice!

The perfect sushi rice may sound as easy as regular rice with vinegar but it is not. Especially to the untrained foreign ear, the Japanese methodology may sound a bit complicated. But really, there are only a few simple steps to making one.[Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Wagashi for Japanese Souvenirs!

8 Recommended Wagashi for Japanese Souvenirs!

Wagashi are a uniquely Japanese style confectionary often served with teas, though they are particularly associated with green tea and the tea ceremony. The types of wagashi are many, and the artistry that goes into making and presenting these Japanese sweets is often celebrated for its seasonal motifs.[Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Onigiri You Must Try in Japan!

8 Recommended Onigiri You Must Try in Japan!

Often described as rice balls, onigiri are portable portions of flavored or filled sticky rice, often wrapped in nori (dried seaweed sheets), consumed in their millions by schoolchildren and workers every day all over Japan. For packed lunches, picnics, snacks and day trips, onigiri have been popular for centuries. [Continue Reading…]

7 Useful Tips to Enjoy Daifuku in Japan!

7 Useful Tips to Enjoy Daifuku in Japan!

To foreigners visiting Japan, daifuku or “good luck” refers to the small round glutinous sweet red-bean paste stuffed rice cakes (mochi). If stuffed with strawberry, or other Japanese fruits for filling, they call it Tai Fook. Foreigners must come to Japan to really enjoy original Tai Fook and Daifuku preparations. [Continue Reading…]

10 Traditional Types of Sushi You Should Try in Japan!

10 Traditional Types of Sushi You Should Try in Japan!

Eating sushi in Japan, foreigners will come to realize that sushi is not just food but Art as well. Also, only a few types of sushi are raw. Most Sushi’s have typically been blanched, soaked, frozen and processed in a variety of way. Here are 10 types of sushi which a foreigner must try in Japan:[Continue Reading…]

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…]