The Japanese word 'harumaki' （春巻き）translates to 'spring roll' in English, and refers to those deep-fried, crispy rolls filled with various vegetables and meat. But are spring rolls Japanese? And how are they different from egg rolls? Read on to find out more.
The iconic duo will celebrate their 80th anniversary in 2020, and Matsuya Ginza is hosting the exhibition.
We had the pleasure of dining at Himonoya, an izakaya-style restaurant specializing in 'himono,' a specific way of preparing fish. The food was fantastic, and changed my mind about cooked fish.
Are you in Osaka's popular Dotonbori area and looking for a halal Japanese meal? If so, you're in luck! Here's a list of 5 restaurants with halal options in the Dotonbori area. Enjoy!
Looking for tasty original izakaya foods (e.g. ink squid fried chicken!), great drinks and smooth chill music? Then aux, located near Yoyogi Hachiman station and Yoyogi Koen station, is definitely worth checking out. The place is vegetarian-friendly and has some gluten-free menu items too.
Happening at the end of May each year, the Hanazono Taisaishiki is a grand spectacle of a festival that happens right in the middle of bustling Shinjuku! 2019's date is May 26th. Don't miss it!
There's a shop in Harajuku called Kumada where you can eat a rarity called "Golden ikuradon." The ikura(salmon roe) used doesn't come from standard, chub salmon, but instead is from the river-dwelling Japanese salmon, and has a unique crunchy texture. This is a treat that is hard to find in Tokyo!
One of the best sushi restaurants in Hokkaido, Arima should be on everyone's Hokkaido hit-list. The majority of the fish used are locally sourced from Hokkaido, providing a sushi experience that can't be found elsewhere in Japan.
Manten Sushi is a bright, popular Edomae sushi restaurant with locations in Marunouchi and Nihonbashi. The sushi is solidly delicious, and the price is as low at just ¥3,000 if you go on a weekday for lunch. This might be THE perfect lunch spot in Tokyo!
Kyubey is notoriously difficult to get a reservation at due to its storied history and excellent sushi. However, this is Tokyo! There are so many fantastic alternatives that will give you an equally amazing sushi experience. Here is a quick list of 5 alternatives.
This creative sushi restaurant in Tokyo's Funamachi area offers outstanding yet affordable sushi that was good enough to earn Michelin's Bib Gourmand award (for great food that is affordable). If you're on a budget and looking for fantastic sushi that won't break the bank, this is a surefire option.
Saba is a type of mackerel that is known for its rich, oily taste and health benefits. In Japan, it is enjoyed in so many different ways, from raw (sashimi) to canned. This article will summarize various ways that saba is prepared, talk about its health benefits, and finish with a recipe to try out.
Relatively new to the Ginza sushi scene, Arai is an elite, Michelin-starred sushi restaurant offering some of the best tuna pieces around. On top of that, English speakers are able to talk directly to the chef at the second counter!
Tucked away in a narrow street near Shimbashi Station, Shimbashi Shimizu serves some of the best sushi found anywhere in Tokyo. Despite the quality of the product, the price is reasonable and you don't need to wait months to get a reservation. Wow!
Tomoki is a truly outstanding sushi restaurant in Tokyo, and it has 2 Michelin stars to prove it! For a special evening in Ginza, it's a place to consider!
Beautiful, naturally tasty, and very healthy, you've got to try Kyo Kaiseki while in Kyoto, and for that, there is no better place than Gion Namba, located in the heart of old Kyoto!
Located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Tempura Araki (天ぷら あら木）is one of the top tempura restaurants in Japan. Only 18 guests per day can enjoy the magical, scrumptious tempura served here by master chef Yoshiyuki Araki. Make a trip to Japan's northern island and try it out for yourself!
When you come to Tokyo, you'll certainly visit Ueno, a district that possesses some of the city's finest cultural sites, including a variety of museums and Buddhist temples. Why not try some of its best ramen too?
Takoyaki is originally from Osaka, but you can also get this delicious street food in Tokyo. Here are the best shops!
Searching for a cat cafe within easy walking distance from Shinjuku? Here are 5 recommendations.