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Japanese Ingredient Guide: Gobo (Burdock Root)

This article will briefly examine the Japanese ingredient called gobo (burdock) and answer questions including: What is gobo? What is gobo sushi? How do you cook gobo? What does burdock root do for the body? and more!

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Sashimi Guide: Types, Is it Safe?, Nutrition, and More!

Sashimi is a quintessential part of Japanese cuisine. This page will give you a brief history of the iconic dish, as well as answer your sashimi-related questions such as 'what's the difference between nigiri and sashimi?' and 'Is it safe to eat sashimi?' We will also introduce the most popular types of sashimi in Japan. Enjoy!

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All About Japanese Kani! How It's Used In Japan

Contrary to a popular belief outside of Japan, kani is not imitation crab meat, it's the Japanese word for real crab. This article clarifies a few misconceptions about kani and presents how real kani is used in Japan.

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All about Ikura (What is it? How does it Taste? Is it raw? + More)

What is ikura? Ikura is the Japanese word for salmon roe (fish eggs). Ikura is typically orange and fairly large when compared to other commonly eaten roe. Ikura is one of the more expensive ingredients used in Japanese cuisine, and can be found in sushi, on salads, in kaisen don, or served all by itself. Keep reading to learn more.

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The 5 Best Beer In Japan You Need To Know About

Arguably, the 5 best beer in Japan from major labels are Asahi, Yebisu, Sapporo, Kirin, and Suntory. Here are their characteristics.

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All About Sea Grapes (Umibudo)

Are these even edible? Absolutely! Here's what they taste like, where they come from, their nutritional properties, and how they're consumed in Japan.

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What is 'Kaisen Don?' (+ How is it Different from 'Chirashi Sushi?')

Have you heard of kaisen don? It's a popular Japanese dish that is basically a bowl of sashimi on top of a bed of rice. If you like sushi, you'll love kaisen don! Make sure you try it while in Japan.

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7 Things You Need To Know Before You Drink Shochu

Shochu a quintessential Japanese spirit alcohol. To know more about this great Japanese alcohol, including the many ways to enjoy it, please read this post!

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Halal or Haram? 10 Popular Japanese Snacks Examined

listed here are 10 popular Japanese snacks that you may be thinking about purchasing while you are in Japan. Disclaimer: I myself am not a Muslim, nor am I an expert on halal food. I wrote this article in an attempt to provide some useful information about some of the most popular Japanese snacks.

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Tokyo's Top 15 High-End Sushi Restaurants

While in Japan, you probably want to try the best that Japan has to offer terms of sushi. Here are the best 15 high-end sushi restaurants you need to splurge on at least once in your life to have a memorable and delectable sushi experience!

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Tamago Kake Gohan (Raw Egg Over Rice) + Is It Safe to Eat Raw Eggs?

One of the simplest Japanese comfort foods is called 'tamago kake gohan' (卵かけご飯)and consists of a raw egg cracked over a bowl of white rice. Eating raw eggs might seem strange to some, but it's actually safe to do in Japan (see below for details).

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Saba: One of the Healthiest Fish You Can Eat

Saba is a type of mackerel that is known for its rich, oily taste and health benefits. In Japan, it is enjoyed in so many different ways, from raw (sashimi) to canned. This article will summarize various ways that saba is prepared, talk about its health benefits, and finish with a recipe to try out.

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How Many People Die From Blowfish Poisoning Every Year in Japan?

Many people are both curious yet scared of trying this typically Japanese dish. But is the fear justified? How many people do actually die from blowfish poisoning every year?

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What is Japanese Ponzu Sauce? (+ Recipe to Make Your Own at Home!)

Ponzu is a Japanese sauce that is tart, umami-filled, and slightly salty. You might be wondering: What is ponzu made of? Is there a substitute? Can I make my own? Read on to learn more about ponzu and have all your questions answered! (A recipe is included at the bottom of the article)

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Anago VS Unagi: Here Is How They Differ

Here's all you need to know about the differences between anago and unagi, two popular ingredients of Japan's traditional cuisine!

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10 Best Sake In Japan You Need To Know About!

This article will introduce ten of the BEST Japanese sake brands you can possibly have in Japan. Also, at the end of the article, we list some restaurants and bars where you can go to try some of the sakes on this list!

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Hokkaido Milk Tea! Japanese Recipe And Famous Tea Houses!

Hokkaido milk tea has become quite popular around the world in recent years. This article presents how milk tea is made in Japan, and also introduces some well-knowns tea shops in Tokyo that serve the famous drink!

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