When visiting Japan there are some things you are just not allowed to miss. While some are obvious (e.g. Shibuya crossing), there are places and shops that you might miss if you are not particularly looking for them. The Daiso
When walking across the food court or when visiting a matsuri (Japanese festival) you might encounter a fish you never heard of before, the taiyaki. The taiyaki is not actually a fish, it is a fish-shaped cake that is molded
What is mochi? Mochi is a Japanese rice cake that is traditionally eaten around new year, but which can be found in shops all over Japan. It is made by cooking the (glutinous) rice for a long time and then
If you have ever been to Japan or to a good Japanese restaurant you must have seen tamagoyaki. Tamagoyaki is often served at izakaya’s as a stand-alone dish, or added as a topping on sushi. This Japanese style omelette is
Takoyaki are small baked batter balls with an octopus filling in it. It might sound distasteful to those who are not used to octopus, but if you just give them a try you will find they are surprisingly good! The
Yakitori, which literally means burned chicken, is a Japanese type of skewered chicken which can be bought on literally every street corner in Japan. The word ‘yaki’ (焼き, burned) makes sense because traditional yakitori is grilled over a charcoal fire.