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1|imageslimLynnie LimLV.41 195 4
***This article was written by Johanna Forsberg and Lynnie Lim in collaboration***One of the things that Japan does really well is tabehoudai – all-you-can-eat! From buffet-style salad bars to yakiniku or Korean barbecue places, as long as you bring your biggest appetite and an empty stomach, the...more...
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1|imageslimKim BLV.87 41 6
Looking to get into the Christmas spirit while you're in Japan this month? Well, there's no shortage of food and drinks to make you feel festive inside and out! Before you say it - yes, the options on this list are all imports that have been brought into Japan from other parts of the world - but ...more...
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1|imageslimKim BLV.87 65 4
December has hit, Christmas is just around the corner, and that means one thing in Japan -- strawberries. Sure, other parts of the world might celebrate with mulled wine, Christmas pudding, and giant roast turkeys, but Japan serves up Christmas cakes topped with the delicious fruit to celebrate t...more...
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1|imageslimNami KomorebispiritLV.43 15 3
Just imagine: it's a hot summer day and you are longing for some sweet refreshment. Maybe some home-made chilled Purin (Japanese custard) with a sweet, but not overbearing caramel sauce. Or some freshly shaved ice (kakigori), topped with strawberries and a light syrup that is complemented by the ...more...
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1|imageslimNami KomorebispiritLV.43 47 4
Japan has a wide range of delicious treats and snacks; salty and hearty, sweet and tasty, soft or chewy, crunchy or jelly-like. There is so much out there to choose from!! Some treats are lesser know than others and today I want to tell you about a snack, that is one of my favorites, but is unfor...more...
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1|imageslimOdigo TravelLV.67 2 2
Miso Potato Miso Potato, while junky at first site, is a rather difficult dish to make at home. Put simply, it is a baked potato with sweet miso sauce poured on top, similar to a western baked potato. Its origins are from the Chichibu region, and while it can be made with ingredients from home, ...more...
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The city of Uji is located between Kyoto and Nara, two cities that are considered famous cultural centers with a rich history. It's not really a surprise that Uji itself, due to the proximity to these former capitals, developed into a kind of cultural center itself. For green tea lovers and match...more...
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1|imageslimMike BosackLV.72 91 5
Back in 1981, Nintendo released the Donkey Kong arcade game developed by Shigeru Miyamoto.  For those uninitiated gamers out there (or too young to remember), players took control of "jumpman," who needed to avoid the barrels that a giant ape threw.  Jumpman earned the nickname Mario, named after...more...
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Tohoku is famous amongst food lovers for having some of the best sushi and sashimi in all of Japan. With the Pacific Ocean coast nearby, the fish and seafood is extraordinarily fresh and of course many restaurants take great pride in aiming to deliver the highest possible quality of sushi and eve...more...
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1|imageslimMike BosackLV.72 982 15
I have spent more than half my life in Japan now, and one thing I have always appreciated is the attention to detail that comes with food here.  No, here, food isn’t just something you eat, it’s often a work of art in itself, and Japanese restaurants pride themselves on both taste and presentatio...more...