Unagi

Japanese food   " Unagi " Even today, many of the habits of eels remain mysterious, as do the origins of the Japanese fondness for eating them, although it is thought the custom originated in the Nara period. They even appear in the Manyoshu – written with different kanji from …

Yakitori

Yakitori – The best bar snack around by Hannah Green Yakitori literally means grilled bird in Japanese. It is traditionally made from several bite-sized chunks of chicken meat or offal skewered and grilled or barbequed over an open flame. Think of yakitori as a superior bar snack and you will …

Japanese food

Japanese cuisine "Japanese cuisine as a national cuisine has evolved over the centuries from many political and social changes. Starting from the ancient era when much of the cuisine was influenced by Chinese culture. The cuisine eventually changed with the advent of the Medieval age which ushered in a shedding …

Japanese New Year

Japanese new year “Syogatsu” Hana-mochi (Flower mochi) New year’s decoration Hatsumo-de (初詣) The first trip to a shrine or temple during new year time. “Mochi” with Daikon-oroshi(grated Japanese radish) and Soy sorce Kine(pestle) and Usu (mortar) are used for pounding cooked white rice into a very sticky mass in order …