Category: Foods

23 Jun

Medicinal Food – Umeboshi

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Umeboshi (梅干し) is one of the must have items for Japanese meal. It´s a type of pickle and made of plum and we use them for many things. There are many food products using umeboshi in Japan; as a spaghetti source, tea even for the sweets. After miso soup (misoshiru / みそ汁), this umeboshi may be the soul of Japan.

16 Jun

Sanpomichi – Asakusa

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Asakusa (浅草) is one of the most popular spot for foreigners in Tokyo. This is like a counterpart of Akihabara (秋葉原) which is the heaven for technology nerd, while Asakusa preserve traditional part of Japan. It´s always packed with people, not only foreign tourists but also many Japanese as there are many wholesale stores in this area. Asakusa is famous for knives, for example.

20 Apr


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Oden (おでん) is a one of Japanese typical winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as daikon radish (the creamish colour one at the front), processed fish cakes (the brown one at the back), kelp or boiled eggs cooked in a light soy based broth. 

In different regions, ingredients are often changed.