Food & Drink October 29, 2016 9:21 am

Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki


Food & Drink October 29, 2016 9:21 am

Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki


Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki are Japan’s favorite street food. They both are heavy, naughty, and delicious. Once upon a time this type of food was only a Kansai regional offering, but nowadays you can find them everywhere. Takoyaki makers are common in home kitchens throughout all of Japan. Takoyaki (たこ焼き) The literal translation is “octopus fried”....

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Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki are Japan’s favorite street food. They both are heavy, naughty, and delicious. Once upon a time this type of food was only a Kansai regional offering, but nowadays you can find them everywhere. Takoyaki makers are common in home kitchens throughout all of Japan. Takoyaki (たこ焼き) The literal translation is “octopus fried”....

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Customs & Culture May 22, 2015 10:12 am

Bizarre & Yummy Japanese Festival Food


Customs & Culture May 22, 2015 10:12 am

Bizarre & Yummy Japanese Festival Food


Bizarre & Yummy Japanese Festival Food

Japanese festival food varies from the familiar to the strange, but most of the offerings are delicious. Festivals are a seasonal event all over Japan and many take place at shrines. A whole assortment of tents featuring treats, carnival style games, and actives fill up the area. The games are popular with kids and usually...

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Japanese festival food varies from the familiar to the strange, but most of the offerings are delicious. Festivals are a seasonal event all over Japan and many take place at shrines. A whole assortment of tents featuring treats, carnival style games, and actives fill up the area. The games are popular with kids and usually...

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Food & Drink January 18, 2015 12:47 pm

Sangenjaya: Tokyo Neighborhood Spotlight


Food & Drink January 18, 2015 12:47 pm

Sangenjaya: Tokyo Neighborhood Spotlight


Japan Dreaming

Sangenjaya is an “under-the-radar” Tokyo neighborhood, filled with highly regarded restaurants and cool drinking spots. Part of Setagaya, Sangenjaya is somewhat of an upscale neighborhood that manages to minimize pretense. Just one express stop (two local stops) from Shibuya station on the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line, Sangenjaya offers a stark contrast to the insane bustle of...

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Sangenjaya is an “under-the-radar” Tokyo neighborhood, filled with highly regarded restaurants and cool drinking spots. Part of Setagaya, Sangenjaya is somewhat of an upscale neighborhood that manages to minimize pretense. Just one express stop (two local stops) from Shibuya station on the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line, Sangenjaya offers a stark contrast to the insane bustle of...

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