Japan Cuisine - Discover the Best Food

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Sushi: 10 things you should know

10 things you should know about Sushi before going to Japan

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When traveling to another country , one of the ways to experience the new culture is through food. Sushi is one of the hallmarks of Japanese culture and comes in different sizes and shapes. Here are 10 things you should know before coming to Japan to better understand the origin and peculiarities of what you are tasting .

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Ramen: The easy tour guide

Ramen: The easy tour guide

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amen is one of the most popular types of meal in Japan. Coming from China, Japan developed its own unique characteristics, styles and flavor. From the many restaurants avaiable nearby train stations, busy avenues, Ramen can be found everywhere. Not only that, going to a conveniente store and buying a cup noodle is one of the most convenient meals for travelers. Below check some interesting and useful information about Ramen. 

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 Also, watch this video to learn how to eat ramen in japan: How to eat Ramen in Japan and what not to do.

Ramen vs. Tsukemen: What's the Difference?

Ramen vs. Tsukemen: What's the Difference?

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Noodles can be found almost everywhere. True, with varying flavors, ramen has been a staple in every tables that you can find in Japan.  For a very long time, ramen has been the king of Japanese cuisine. But Japan has its own way of giving things a twist, thus paving the way for the rise of its long-distance cousin, the tsukemen

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How to eat ramen in Japan and what not to do!

In this video you will learn you how to eat and appreciate ramen, specially tsukemen, what to do when eating and what not to do when eating any kind of ramen in Japan! It also mentions about the ingredients and curiosities about the Tsukemen ramen!
You can click here to watch the video, or click on the embedded video below:

This is from the Japan Fan channel where you can learn more about Japan: Japan Fan youtube Channel

 

10 Theme Restaurant & Bars in Tokyo

10 Theme Restaurant & Bars in Tokyo

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One of the best places to dine and refresh oneself after a very tiring day of work is a restaurant bar. In Japan, we call restaurant bars as "Izakaya". Izakaya, literally, are places or restaurants in Japan where you can stay to drink alcoholic beverages which are also oftentimes served together with good food. What makes a typical Japanese restaurant bar or izakaya different from Western ones is the way customers remove their shoes, sit on tatami mats and dine on traditional Japanese tables. People usually go to izakayas by groups and sit on tables of 4 or more. Although solo goers are also welcome. Depending on the izakaya, non-traditional customers can also opt to dine with the usual Western-style table and chair. Izakayas are famous all over Japan. But a metropolitan city like Tokyo still has something unique with its izakayas which make them famous locally and internationally because these are bars you won't just see in a typical town. Here are 10 of the unique and unusual izakayas in Tokyo which you would like to visit during your stay in Japan.

 

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Bread Lovers! Top 10 Delicious Japanese Breads and Pastries

A Must-See for Bread Lovers! Top 10 Delicious Japanese Breads and Pastries

In Japan, it seems there is a bakery laying around ever corner.  Convenient stores, department stores, supermarkets, residential neighborhoods, and in front of most train stations – these are but a few of the places where you can buy freshly baked goods.  What's more, however, is the sheer variety of baked goods available in Japan.  With the vast selection of hard breads, soft breads, sweet breads, stuffed breads, fried breads, donuts, cakes, tarts, pies, and sandwiches, one is truly spoilt for choice.  The selection of French breads and pastries alone is even enough to leave some French people feeling overwhelmed!     

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