Guest Post: Japanese Tourism, Top Japanese Attractions

Today we have yet another guest post, focused on tourism in Japan! This time it’s from a fellow blogger, Grucko! Enjoy! ~~~ Japan is a country steeped in a rich history and intriguing culture. Visiting this country is something many of us can only dream of so we are resigned to watching the travel documentaries … More Guest Post: Japanese Tourism, Top Japanese Attractions

Japanese Food: Shabu-Shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ)

Shabu-Shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ) is a Japanese dish whose name comes from the sound when the ingredients are being stirred in the cooking pot. The base of this dish is thinly sliced beef, that is cooked in a pot of boiling water along with tofu and vegetables. Before eating, people take the stirred ingredients from the cooking … More Japanese Food: Shabu-Shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ)


Yesterday I went with my friends from the orchestra to a Japanese style restaurant to eat eel (うなぎ, unagi)! It was so delicious! And the restaurant had a superb service, pure Japanese style, with everything beautifully decorated. Here is a picture of my dishes! I really like the sense of Japanese in arranging the food … More Eel!

Japanese Food: Hiyashi Chuuka (冷やし中華)

Hiyashi chuuka (冷やし中華) is a Japanese dish based on chilled ramen noodles with various toppings. It is a very popular dish in the Summer because it’s served chilled. Toppings are usually colorful cold ingredients and a tare sauce. Popular toppings are strips of omelet (tamagoyaki), carrot, cucumber, ginger, ham, chicken, barbecued pork, etc. The tare sauce is usually … More Japanese Food: Hiyashi Chuuka (冷やし中華)