- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Among the many coffee shops in Japan, you may have noticed one with a retro feel and an Italian-style name and interior. This coffee shop is Veloce. It is one of the biggest coffee shop chains in Japan. Because of their cheap and good coffees, desserts and light meals, Veloces are often packed with customers. People go there to read, have a chat among friends or just grab a cup of coffee on the go.
Japanese people love Italian cuisine! Tomato-based dishes, pasta dishes, risottos and many other types of dishes can be found accross the country at fine restaurants. And of course, pizza is another staple! Read on to discover 5 amazing restaurants where you can eat some of Japan's finest pizzas in Fukuoka.
The Japanese "hambagu" (Hamburg Steak) is a popular dish everywhere in Japan. It is widely available at restaurants, usually at a very reasonable price, and people make it home too. Find out about this delicious Japanese-style meat patty.
It's frappuccino season at Starbucks and this week's new comer is the delicious Cherry and Cholate Chip one. Don't miss out! Available only for a limited time.
Teppanyaki is a type of Japanese cooking style that uses a large iron plate to grill. It can be used for cooking all kinds of meats, seafood and okonomihyaki (a type of savoury Japanese pancake). If you are in Akita city and would like to try this type of cooking, here are three addresses you should try.
Firstly, if you haven't been to Kichijoji, you should go as soon as possible! The place has everything: a huge park with a pond, bustling shopping streets and even and an old-style yoko-cho, or back alley street area, with lots of interesting Japanese taverns and restaurants. Kichijoji has its fare share of excellent yakitori restaurants. Yakitori generally refers to grilled chicken on skewers. Here are five places you should try while visiting Kichijoji town.
Japan has a wonderfully rich selection of bottled teas that are so refreshing and healthy! They contain no sugar, which means they have no calories. Also, these teas have many other health benefits such as being rich in anti-oxidants and helping you digest fats. You'll surely see them everywhere if you come to Japan, from vending machines, to convenience stores to super markets. Their thirst-quenching power is unmatched during the hot Japanese summer so be sure to drink lots of them. Here are a few of them you might want to try.
Ramune has been popular for ages in Japan. People love this drink for its refreshing zesty taste and its original old-fashioned bottle with a marble inside. The glass bottle's design basically hasn't changed since its creation in the Meiji period. Definitely an iconic drink you should try, especially at festivals! Learn more about it by reading what's next.
Perhaps most foreigners living in Tokyo know about the beach of Enoshima, but there is actually a quieter, perhaps nicer version of it at the nearby Hayama! It's well-worth going if you want to avoid the crowds. Have a look at what Hayama beaches have to offer.
Honey toast is a popular dessert in Japan, as well as many other areas in Asia. Some say it originates from Hokkaido, but that isn't entirely clear. In any case, Tokyo has some great shops where they serve it that you should definitely try! Beware though, it has an extremely high calorie content! Here are a 5 selected shops in Tokyo.