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60Lauren ShannonLV.13 19 2
Kyoto Soba Restaurant from Flickr cc hira3Slurp in a Happy New Year with soba, a traditional Japanese noodle dish. Made from buckwheat noodles and often served in a hot broth or cool with a dipping sauce, New Year's toshikoshi soba (年越しそば) or year-crossing soba is said to represent longevity. Peo...more...
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60Paige Baldwin AndoLV.1 41 2
If you’ve taken an interest in the culinary delights Japan has to offer (and who hasn’t?), the new year holiday season is an especially wonderful time to be here.Called oshougatsu (お正月) in Japanese, the period from December 31st until about January 3rd is significant and meaningful. The new year ...more...
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60Adrienne MahLV.2 23 2
As a grown adult, I never thought I’d find myself at Christmas time waiting in line again with other excited boys and girls, to receive a festive token from the jolly man with the white beard and white collared suit, Colonel Sanders. Yes, you heard me right. Colonel Sanders?! KFC? Kentucky Fried ...more...
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60Simone ChenLV.7 96 1
Coastal Hakodate is Hokkaido’s third largest city and indeed, no stranger to tourists. The town is known for the abundance of fresh seafood caught from its pristine waters. Each morning, at the Asaichi Morning Market locals and visitors alike can taste the catch of the day. From raw uni (sea urch...more...
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60Patrick St. MichelLV.1 27 2
By Odigo Contributor PATRICK ST. MICHEL Booms in Japan come and go, with a lot of huge trends picked up by media abroad being just that -- trends, doomed to flutter away after a brief time towering over all. A cursory glance at the Japanese whiskey industry could -- could -- lead one to think the...more...
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60Lauren ShannonLV.13 21 1
Japanese ramen has a fevered following all over the world. Many chefs from the USA and Europe have a cult-like devotion for all things ramen. Getting to try the best of the best ramen shops is a dream for any foodie visitors these days. That is precisely what makes the annual Tokyo Ramen Show a m...more...
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60Simone ChenLV.7 70 1
By ODIGO Contributor SIMONE CHEN I am a firm believer in starting the day right with a cup of coffee. So, wherever I travel, I always make a point to suss out where the good coffee is. But good coffee alone won’t carry the day. What I am ultimately interested in are the coffeehouses that also hav...more...
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60Angeline ElopreLV.2 30 1
By Odigo Contributor ANGELINE ELOPRE Forget Tsukiji Market. When it comes to freshness, Zauo, in Shibuya, trounces Tsukiji Market by serving seafood right off the hook. The best part? Customers can catch their own fish, choose how they want it prepared and have it served right at their table.The ...more...
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60Emma ParkerLV.1 15 2
By ODIGO Contributor EMMA PARKER Dr Shunichi Sato and Yoshiko Sato enjoy nothing more than explaining their expertise in sake brewing to willing listeners, they will show you all around the extensive compound where they carry out the entire brewing process, from steaming the rice to bottling the ...more...
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60Patrick St. MichelLV.1 59 1
Food trends come and go in Japan all the time. Pancakes, popcorn, brunch, spaghetti...all have had moments in the spotlight in recent years. It has reached the point where, at the start of the year, TV shows and magazines can pretty accurately predict what items will see an upswing in popularity ...more...