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60Kurt LowLV.3 46 0
Everyone’s favorite panda from California finally makes it back to Japan! The American Chinese chain recently made a comeback at Kawasaki city’s Lazona shopping mall after an unsuccessful attempt in 2001, and we hopped on over to get our paws on some of that orange chicken. As with anything new ...more...
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60Odigo TravelLV.20 96 1
Japanese cuisine is best known for its fresh fish and seafood. What most people don’t know, however, is that the rest of the Japanese cuisine is mainly based on meat. For people who don’t eat meat, fish or seafood, it can be hard to find a place to eat. However, Japan is starting to embrace the v...more...
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60Lauren ShannonLV.5 426 1
One of the best and most popular things to do when you travel is feast on local flavors. Every culture has certain spices and ingredients combined in a way to make a distinct cultural taste. "Washoku", or Japan's traditional foods, are so intricate and unique that the country's cuisine has been a...more...
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60Chiara TerzuoloLV.1 71 1
Tokyo is a city composed of towns, each with its own atmosphere and flavor. Among them, Kappabashi is where you go for all things cuisine. Every time I pop by this area, some neat little item ends up coming home with me. A can of sumac, a couple of mismatched red sake cups, some wonderfully sharp...more...
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60delilahLV.1 89 1
Tokyo is a treasure trove for foodies and a heaven for those with luxury dining tastes. Home to more than 200 Michelin-star restaurants, you can find gourmet food for any craving. This is a list of trendy luxury dining spots to indulge. Each one of these spots looks as impressive as their food ta...more...
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60Jane KLV.1 175 3
Tsuta Ramen: Using Their Noodle The sound of summer cicadas and a squawking crow fill the air. Surrounded by swirling conversations in multiple languages -- Japanese, Mandarin, English, French and Spanish -- I count the number of people queuing ahead of me. Nineteen. I glance at my watch. I look...more...
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60Simone ChenLV.1 50 0
“Just cut the head off like so,” explains Kazuhiro-san (Kaz), effortlessly slicing the head from a silvery-skinned mackerel. With his razor-sharp fish knife, he cuts horizontally into the body, using the backbone as a guide. In one fluid motion, he releases a plump fillet of glistening pink flesh...more...
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60Simone ChenLV.1 51 0
Unagi no Hi: Celebrating the Delectable Eel The first time I tasted unagi (eel) prepared the proper way ­– slow-roasted over charcoal and basted with a sweetened soy glaze – I was sitting riverside in Fukuoka at an unagiya (unagi restaurant) on what felt like the hottest day of summer. Like so...more...
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60Lauren ShannonLV.5 31 1
Summer in Japan. The days and nights are super hot and humid. When mind over matter and chilly air conditioning is not enough -- do like the locals do and cool down with a classic Japanese frozen dessert, kakigori (かき氷). Essentially, this light summer concoction is shaved ice with flavored syrups...more...
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60Simone ChenLV.1 25 0
During a few fleeting weeks from June to July each year, ume fruit, or Japanese plums (actually closer to an apricot), come into season. Ume make their debut in supermarkets bright green and firm, not yet ready to use in most recipes other than for steeping in liquor to make umeshu (plum wine). W...more...