Green Tea Over Rice (Ochazuke) Recipe

Green Tea Over Rice (Ochazuke) Recipe

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 24th Jul 2019

Ochazuke is a quick-to-prepare traditional Japanese dish made by pouring green tea over cooked rice and topping it with a sprinkle of savories. It has been around in one form or another since at … read more
Japanese Eating Habits and Dietary Guide

Japanese Eating Habits and Dietary Guide

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 4th Mar 2019

Factors Contributing to the Lowest Obesity Rate in the World According to a 2017 study by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the obesity rate in Japan is 3.7% — com … 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 practic … read more
Japanese Rice with Mushrooms (Kinoko-Gohan)

Japanese Rice with Mushrooms (Kinoko-Gohan)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 27th Sep 2018

Kinoko-gohan is one of my autumn favorites. I have used a frying pan with a lid to cook the rice since I often get asked for Japanese recipes from friends who don’t have a Japanese rice cooker.My basi … 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 sal … read more