Izumo Soba (出雲そば)【What is Izumo Soba?】 Izumo soba is a traditional food in Japan that is a local favorite in the Izumo region of Shimane prefecture. It is a traditional soba noodle of Izumo. People used emergency foods to invent this unique dish. The s...
Miwa Somen (三輪素麺）Japan is known for different cuisines that originated hundreds to thousands of years ago. They are one of the countries that highly value their traditions that they are able to incorporate these with their daily lives. The most common tr...
Wakayama Ramen (和歌山ラーメン)【Origin/Historical Background of Wakayama Ramen】 Wakayama Ramen is one of traditional ramen in Japan that is served at specialty stores and popular cafeterias, mainly in the northern part of Wakayama prefecture. The Wakayama Prefecture...
Himeji Oden (姫路おでん)【ORIGIN / HISTORICAL BACKGROUND】 The time of origin of Himeji Oden is uncertain. It was said to be around 80 years since it was discovered. There is a theory that the ginger soy sauce was accidentally sprinkled on the oden, a type of n...
Obanzai (おばんざい)【What is Obanzai?】 Obanzai (おばんざい) is a traditional food in Japan that originated in Kyoto, Japan. This distinctive cuisine runs down in several generations. There were also some alterations to fit one's preference. Nonetheless, O...
Negiyaki ねぎ焼き (Green Onion Pancake)Japan has so many sweet savory pancakes ever since a long time ago and Negiyaki is one of them. It is the thinner version of Okonomiya.
Ōmi Gyu / Omi Beef (近江牛)Japan has over 300 brands of beef and Omi Beef (近江牛) is one of the most well-known brand. Omi Beef, one of the top three beef in Japan, dates back over 400 years from now and is the oldest among the three. Tasting Omi Beef will surely raise your standards to other kinds of meat and will leave you longing for it a second time around.
Akafuku Gori (赤福氷)【kafuku Gori: Flavor and Texture】 Akafuku Gori (赤福氷) or also known as Akafuku Ice is a local food that originated in the Mie Prefecture particularly in the Ise area. It is a kakigori that can be easily distinguished from the rest. U...
Unajyu (うな重)【What is Unajyu?】 Unajyu, eel on a bed of rice Unajyu is a popular dish in Shizuoka Prefecture made primarily of eel. Lake Hamana, located in the prefecture is known as the birthplace of eel aquaculture, and the lake was the first in J...
Hida-Gyu / Hida Beef (飛騨牛)【Description of Hida-Gyu】 image showing the marbling on Hida-Gyu steaks Hida-Gyu or Hida Beef is the name given to the beef that comes from the Japanese black-haired cattle breed that has been raised in Gifu Prefecture for at least 14 ...