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The History of Japanese Curry

20 Feb

Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. It is usually served with rice and tonkatsu or other accompaniments. Still, there are also curry-based dishes that do not use rice and even drinks.   The History of Japanese Curry   Curry wasn’t always familiar to Japan. In the late 1800s, Commodore Matthew Perry’s […]

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Learn These Japanese Phrases to Enhance Your Dining Experience

11 Feb

Learning basic Japanese terminology regarding the dining experience can serve to enhance your meal.    In addition to the basic greetings commonly used in Japan, the following Japanese terminology covers questions you can ask while eating, keep reading to learn more!   Phrases in Japanese   Irasshai Mase    “irasshaimase!” means “Welcome to the store!” […]

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Japanese Vegetables in February

6 Feb

February is the month when Japan slowly begins to say goodbye to winter with the celebration of the Setsubun, and was the plums start to bloom.   As always, there are festivities and specific things to do during each month and each season.   Vegetables in February   Onions and avocados are in season in […]

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Setsubun in Japan

4 Feb

Japan is a year of many celebrations, rituals, and traditions, each different from the other but very exotic and exciting events.   Today we will tell you about Setsubun…Read on to find out more!   The end of winter in Japan   On February 3, in the land of the samurai, the end of winter […]

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Vegetables for Japanese Food in January

21 Jan

Carrot and mung bean sprouts are ideal for January, they are full of flavor and are the best companion to traditional Japanese dishes, and also provide nutritional and health benefits. As the cold season continues in Japan, so does the desire for warm, comforting dishes. The above-mentioned vegetables are ideal for soups, salads, stir-fries and […]

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San-ga-nichi, Nanakusa, and Kagami Biraki: January’s Holidays in Japan

7 Jan

  In Japan, the month of January is unique because there are 3 commemorative dates for Japanese culture: San Ga Nichi, the first three days of the new year; Nanakusa, when the Japanese eat seven herb porridge; and Kagami Biraki, the opening of the mochi.   Holidays in Japan   Throughout the country, most of […]

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The importance of Green Tea in Japanese Culture

17 Dec

Green tea is an essential part of Japanese culture and history. So much so that there is an entire day dedicated to celebrating it!    Green tea is essential not only at mealtime but in everyday life   Green tea is incorporated into the daily life of most Japanese people. It is often consumed several […]

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Japanese Street Food

10 Dec

Japanese cuisine is incredibly delicious, and the best part is that you can find something delicious in a wide variety of prices.    The street food is also very tasty. We bring you a small list of Japanese street food that you should try, keep reading!   Japanese Street food   -Yakisoba: sautéed noodles, usually […]

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How to Properly Eat Sushi

26 Nov

Today we bring you some tips that it’s good to know when facing a sushi tray. Above all, if you want to be an expert or master the always delicate subject of Japanese etiquette and protocol.   How to eat sushi   From softer to greasier fish, and from more delicate flavors to more intense […]

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Drinking in Japan: Check These Tips!

21 Nov

Are you visiting Japan? Or maybe you already live in the country. Here are some practical rules to follow for drinking etiquette.   In general, Japanese society is quite indulgent with the manners of foreigners. As long as you try to stick to the way things usually are done and don’t get confused, you’re probably […]

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