Kushikatsu, also known as Kushiage, is Japanese deep-fried skewers. It is typically battered meat or veggies that are deep-fried on a stick. “Kushi” refers to the bamboo skewers and “”katsu” refers to the type of meat or cutlet. “Age” means fried. Continue reading
Taiyaki is fish-shaped cake that is made with waffle/pancake batter and is usually filled with azuki (red bean paste). Some other popular fillings include custard, chocolate, matcha, or sweet potato. Tai = sea bream and yaki = baked. Continue reading
Inside Ikebukuro Sunshine City there is an indoor theme park called Namja Town. Namja Town is made up of three distinct towns. These include the Dokkingham Plaza, a westerns-style town where you can play games, Gyoza Stadium and Fukubukuro Dessert Yokocho, Continue reading
Hanamaru udon is one of Japan’s biggest Udon franchise chain restaurants. Hanamaru, Inc was founded in 2001 in Takamatsu, Japan (Kagawa Prefecture). This region was famous for being the home of Sanuki Udon. Apr 1, 2016, there were a total number of 375 Hanamaru chain restaurants. Hanamaru Udon is like a fast food chain for Udon noodles. Continue reading
My grandparents live Gifu, Takayama, Japan.
The kanji for Takayama is 高山.
高=Taka, translates to, in this instance, “tall”. 山= Yama, translates to “mountain.” Meaning that my grandparents live on a tall mountain. Whenever I visit them, I always have to eat my favorite snack. Continue reading
Nagoya is Japan’s fourth most populated city and it is home to automaking giants Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors. Nagoya castle is a prominent historical monument and historically, Nagoya is a region where samurai and ninja culture has evolved. Continue reading
Omurice is a sweet, sour, and savory dish. Omu=omelet and rice=rice. The dish is fried rice packed with crispy diced or minced vegetables, and often include some type of meat. It is also often made with ketchup or Worchester sauce. It is wrapped with a thin sheet-like omelet or a soft omelet. Continue reading