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15 Must-Try Japanese Drinks (Alcohol + Soft Drinks)

When we think Japanese alcohol, we think sake. But the best Japanese drinks include fantastic beer, whiskey, and more. And then there’s all the Japanese soda and soft drinks to get to know. When it comes to all things culinary, Japan is legendary the world over for its varied and wonderful foods. Sushi, onigiri, okonomiyaki, …

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11 Types of Japanese Tea & How to Brew Them – History and Guide

Delve into the fascinating history of tea in Japan, the types of Japanese tea you can try, and how to brew them at home. Plus discover some interesting books about Japanese tea and tea ceremonies. The world of tea is a fascinating subject to dive into, with a long history that few are aware of …

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A Complete Guide To Japanese Izakaya (居酒屋)

Here’s what to expect when you visit a Japanese izakaya for the first time, as well as what food and drinks you’ll find on an izakaya menu. The Japanese izakaya is, to put it simply, Japan’s answer to a British pub. Famed for delicious Japanese drinks and jaw-dropping Japanese food, Japanese izakaya are places that …

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13 Japanese Cookbooks 2021 (for Inspiring Home Cooking)

Treat yourself to one of these Japanese cookbooks and learn how to cook your favourites from ramen and sushi to delicious Japanese comfort food dishes. With Japanese cuisine being one of the most renowned, beautiful, and respected cuisines in the world, it’s easy to feel intimidated when attempting it yourself. Japanese cooking often looks impossible …

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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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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 shaped rice balls in the restaurants. It’s an amazing dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, as breakfast, mid-day snack, or lunch. It’s the go-to food for the Japanese and after sushi become popular across the …

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10 Must-Try Popular Japanese Food & Meals

One of the most diverse and impressive aspects of Japanese culture is the nation’s cuisine. From home-grown dishes like sushi and sashimi to foreign-influences meals like curry and tempura, there is so much wonderful and popular Japanese food to try. It’s no wonder Tokyo has more Michelin star restaurants than even cities like Paris, London, …

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