Tag: food-guide

Japan’s Special Holiday Foods Chirashi zushi and hamaguri no osuimono image

Japan has a rich array of annual events and festivities that are celebrated through the seasons, each with their own special traditions, and each with their own special foods. In this article we are going to look at some of Japan’s most important seasonal foods, and examine their significance.

Dining in Kyoto: A Short Guide to the Best of Kyō-ryōri – Part 2 Image for eating out in the best places of Kyoto

This is the second part of our introduction to the main elements of Kyō-ryōri; the traditional cuisine of Kyoto, and the best Kyō-ryōri restaurants. In Part 1, we looked at some key ingredients such as tofu, fu, and fish. In Part 2 we will look briefly at matcha sweets, before examining some of the main […]

Savouring TOFU in a myriad of ways Savouring TOFU in a myriad of ways

There can’t be many people who haven’t heard of TOFU, but I suspect that many of us from outside of Asia haven’t looked into what tofu is made of, and all the myriad ways in which it can be served.

A beginner’s guide to sushi Hand-rolled sushi (Temaki-zushi)

Despite its fame, Japan’s signature cuisine is still the subject of various misunderstandings in western countries. In my country, where not many have visited Japan, the first thing people think of when they hear the word “sushi” tends to be “raw fish”.