Food & Drink March 29, 2015 4:17 pm

Nabe and Shabu Shabu: Pots of Gold


Food & Drink March 29, 2015 4:17 pm

Nabe and Shabu Shabu: Pots of Gold


Japan Dreaming

Nabe (鍋物) and shabu shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ) are popular Japanese food options where the magic happens in a cooking pot at your table. Nabe is a Japanese favorite in the cold months, because it is an ever evolving stew/soup. It changes due to the different ingredients added at certain points, which allows the broth to take...

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Nabe (鍋物) and shabu shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ) are popular Japanese food options where the magic happens in a cooking pot at your table. Nabe is a Japanese favorite in the cold months, because it is an ever evolving stew/soup. It changes due to the different ingredients added at certain points, which allows the broth to take...

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Food & Drink March 19, 2015 11:58 am

Nomihoudai Japan: All-You-Can-Drink


Food & Drink March 19, 2015 11:58 am

Nomihoudai Japan: All-You-Can-Drink


Nomihoudai Japan: All-You-Can-Drink

Nomihoudai Japan Nomihoudai (飲み放題) at restaurants and izakaya (Japanese style pub) means all-you-can-drink and it’s surprisingly common in Japan. Tabehoudai (食べ放題) means all-you-can-eat and many restaurants offer both. Each establishment has its own rules for their particular nomihoudai special, but most places do a flat fee for 90-120 minutes of unlimited alcoholic drinks; sometimes tabehoudai...

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Nomihoudai Japan Nomihoudai (飲み放題) at restaurants and izakaya (Japanese style pub) means all-you-can-drink and it’s surprisingly common in Japan. Tabehoudai (食べ放題) means all-you-can-eat and many restaurants offer both. Each establishment has its own rules for their particular nomihoudai special, but most places do a flat fee for 90-120 minutes of unlimited alcoholic drinks; sometimes tabehoudai...

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Food & Drink February 25, 2015 4:28 pm

Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet


Food & Drink February 25, 2015 4:28 pm

Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet


Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet: With Audio Nomihoudai (飲み放題) is “All-You-Can-Drink” and tabehoudai (食べ放題) is “All-You-Can-Eat”. In many Japanese cities both are popular, especially in Tokyo. Essentially, you pay a flat price for a specified amount of time that drinking and eating are unlimited; some tabehoudai has no time limit. Most establishments that have nomihoudai are...

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Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet: With Audio Nomihoudai (飲み放題) is “All-You-Can-Drink” and tabehoudai (食べ放題) is “All-You-Can-Eat”. In many Japanese cities both are popular, especially in Tokyo. Essentially, you pay a flat price for a specified amount of time that drinking and eating are unlimited; some tabehoudai has no time limit. Most establishments that have nomihoudai are...

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