Japanese Eating Habits and Dietary Guide

Japanese Eating Habits and Dietary Guide

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 16th Oct 2019

Factors Contributing to the Lowest Obesity Rate in the World Contrary to common belief, Japanese meal portions are not very small. However, instead of lots of one type of food on one plate, th … read more
Japanese Table Manner Tips and Useful Phrases

Japanese Table Manner Tips and Useful Phrases

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 10th Nov 2018

  Japanese is a culture of etiquette, with elaborate rules for table manners.The following is a brief tutorial on Japanese table manners and polite phrases, which you can practice … read more
Seven Must-eat January Herbs (Nanakusa)

Seven Must-eat January Herbs (Nanakusa)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 2nd Feb 2018

In Japan, January 7 is the day of the Festival of Seven Herbs ( Nanakusa no sekku). On this day, the Japanese make a special porridge called nanakusa-gayu with seven herbs, rice, and a bit of salt. … read more
Umami: The Fifth Sensation of Taste

Umami: The Fifth Sensation of Taste

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 30th May 2016

Ripe tomatoes, grilled salmon, aged cheese, baked mushrooms: What do these foods have in common? They all taste delicious — no matter how they range in the four basic tastes of sweet, bitter, … read more
Know Your Japanese Mushrooms

Know Your Japanese Mushrooms

Posted by Yuri Nonaka on 17th Aug 2015

Enoki, shiitake, shimeji, matsutake. Do you recognize these words? They are just a few of the many types of mushrooms Japanese consume.The word for mushroom in Japanese is kinoko, but it is too broad … read more