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 ...
Kanazawa Curry (金沢カレー)It is a volcano like image with the sauce covering the entire mountain of rice. It is part of the style to completely cover the rice. Giving this curry more of a unique style is the stainless steel boat-shaped dish that it is served on.
Echizen Gani (越前がに)Echizen Gani, or Snow Crabs are in plentiful supply during the season that extends every year from the 6th of November until the 20th of March. The crabs are given their name due to the coastline of Echizen from where these crabs are cau...