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10 Best Korean Comfort Food Restaurants (London, UK)

Korean comfort food is the saviour you’ve been looking for – perfect for getting cosy on a rainy day, dining out with someone special, or trying to forget those tequilas from the night before. If one thing in life is true, it’s that we all need some comfort in our lives right now. What better …

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A Culinary Guide to South Korea (+ Jeju Island)

If there’s one country’s food that has taken off on a global scale this past decade, it’s Korean food. Second only to kpop music, the cuisine of South Korea is one of the nation’s biggest draws, and rightly so. Korean food is varied, indulgent, experimental, and exciting. And when you visit South Korea, what to …

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5 Amazing Shibuya Ramen Joints (Worth the Hype)

All the famous Japanese ramen franchises have a Shibuya store – Oreyu, Ippudo, Ichiran, Menya Musashi, Afuri, and just a cornucopia of deliciousness. While you can find these great ramens elsewhere too, here are some more or less one-of-a-kind Shibuya ramen joints to both satisfy your ramen hunger and thirst for new experiences. 5 Unique …

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A Guide to Japanese Snacks (And Where to Buy Them)

We all love snack food, whether it be healthy or not. And we grow up with an appreciation for our own country’s snack foods, but discovering how other cultures do their snacking is always intriguing and exciting. Japan is a nation of healthy food that blurs the line between cuisine and art, but it is …

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14 Best Asian Cookbooks for Delicious Home Cooking (2021)

Get ready to travel your way around the continent with your stomach and discover the best Asian cookbooks from Japan, to Korea, Vietnam, and India. Cookbooks are a huge passion of mine, there’s very little that will stop me dropping money on a new cookbook despite my wallet crying out at me. The history and …

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The Ultimate Guide To Eating Ramen In Japan

In Japan, ramen is not just food; ramen a way of life. And here is everything you need to know about enjoying the best ramen in Japan. For anyone visiting Japan, eating ramen in a dedicated Ramen-Ya is a customary thing to do and taking some Insta-worth pictures is like a must-have. You can take …

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The History of Bubble Tea (+ How to Make it at Home)

 A rich, milky, thick cup of tea, filled with dark spheres of squishy, chewy pearls. That is bubble tea! You may have wondered, while you chew the chewy dark bubbles found at the bottom of the sweet and slightly bitter black milk tea, who came up with this one? While stories of type and variety …

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Japanese Tea Ceremony: Everything You Need To Know

Japan is home to many wondrously spiritual and moving events. Experiences like Fushimi-Inari Shrine and its snake-like avenue of torii gates and Mount Fuji, in any season, with Autumn and Spring as the king and queen times to visit are sure to leave an impact. Certainly, the Japanese Tea Ceremony or Way of Tea known …

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A Guide to Japanese Onigiri Rice Balls (おにぎり)

If you are a fan of Japanese food then you have probably seen these cute rice balls in Japanese restaurants, and even in episodes of classic anime like Pokemon. Onigiri are an amazing part of Japanese food culture that can be enjoyed at any time of the day: as a full breakfast, a mid-day snack, …

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