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Top 5 Most Common Ingredients Used in Japanese Food

For many years the Japanese kitchen remained a mystery to many people, and it was only until Sushi restaurants began to appear, did the concept of eating Japanese food begin to capture the imagination of an increasing number of people, simply because Japanese food has its own distinctive tastes and appearance, is healthy and basically…

Minami Japanese Restaurant in Yaletown Vancouver BC Canada

5 Tips on how to Order the Right Meal at a Japanese Restaurant

There are a couple of scenarios where someone might find themselves in a situation where they will need to order a meal in a Japanese restaurant. The first, and the most obvious, if they find themselves in Japan either in business or for pleasure and need to eat something. The other scenario is if they…

Japanese black skin watermelon

300,000 Yen Black skin watermelon!

A black skin watermelon from Tomachou is sold at 300,000 yen at an auction in Sapporo city. That’s about $3800! These watermelons are famous for its black luster skin and rich red flesh which have a high level of sweetness compared to the common green-skinned watermelon. They are being sold at different department stores in…

Japanese Hooters Hostess

Hooters Restaurant in Tokyo Japan

The Hooters Restaurant has been opened in Akasaka Tokyo for a while now and it seems successful. If you’re in the area and you’re craving hot wings that remind you of the western style restaurant, then this is a good place to check out. They are also opening up a 2nd location in Ginza later…

Japanese Food Plastic Models Showcase

Hungry? Why not have some Japanese Fake Food!

A sight that many people see upon their first encounter with Japan is the various fake food and drink menu samples such as the one seen in the picture above that are normally displayed outside of the restaurants in showroom cases. The samples are a big help for not only foreigners but Japanese alike when…