In Japan the "onigiri", or rice balls, is often made at home as part of a meal, and it can also be found practically everywhere from convenience stores, to super markets, to bento stores. It's truly a Japanese soul food that nearly every Japanese loves. Although is is found everywhere, some shops really stand out as making extremely delicious and special ones. Here are the places you should try if you would like to discover, or rediscover the onigiri!
Looking for an interesting eating tour in one of Tokyo's most famous shopping streets? Ameyoko is your answer! The area is also known as Ameya Yokocho for it has the characteristics of the typical yokocho alleys where you find heaps of cheap bars and eateries. Here are some great shops to stop at for a tasty treat while you stroll in the area!
Green tea and matcha are quite emblematic of Japan. You can enjoy delicious green tea everywhere, and nowadays desserts using the exquisite matcha powder have grown in popularity. Here are some great places in Osaka where you can enjoy refined Japanese green tea desserts!
Sandwiches are, of course not, a traditional food in Japan. Nevertheless, ever since the Japanese have adopted this element of the Western food culture, they have been very creative in the way they make them! The "katsu sando" is one of those great Japanese adaptations that so many people love. Here's how to make it.
Katsu Sando (Deep Fried Cutlets Sandwich): 5 Eateries Where you Should Try Japan's Most Filling Sandwich!
Japan has many original sandwiches, and the katsu sando is surely one of them! It's a very popular kind of filling sandwich that is often found at convenience stores, restaurants and cafes. Make sure to try it while your in Tokyo in one of these 5 eateries.
Pronto is a famous chain in Japan that has 267 addresses accross the country. Pronto is hard to define: let's say that it's not quite a restaurant, not quite a cafe and not quite a bar, but a bit of every one of those at once, which means you can go there at any time of day and you'll find what you're looking for. This might be why Pronto is such a popular place!
Jelly desserts are quite popular in Japan. Among them the coffee jelly stands out as a great summertime treat! You can find them practically everywhere at Japanese coffee shops (some popular ones introduced below), and if you'd like to know how to make it at home, please continue reading for a simple recipe!
Among the many coffee shops in Japan, you may have noticed one with a retro feel and an Italian-style name and interior. This coffee shop is Veloce. It is one of the biggest coffee shop chains in Japan. Because of their cheap and good coffees, desserts and light meals, Veloces are often packed with customers. People go there to read, have a chat among friends or just grab a cup of coffee on the go.
Japanese people love Italian cuisine! Tomato-based dishes, pasta dishes, risottos and many other types of dishes can be found accross the country at fine restaurants. And of course, pizza is another staple! Read on to discover 5 amazing restaurants where you can eat some of Japan's finest pizzas in Fukuoka.
The Japanese "hambagu" (Hamburg Steak) is a popular dish everywhere in Japan. It is widely available at restaurants, usually at a very reasonable price, and people make it home too. Find out about this delicious Japanese-style meat patty.