Food & Drink

Japanese food

Japanese cuisine is more that just sushi and fish, Japanese cuisine has a wide variety of dishes presenting all sorts of wonderful and tasty flavours.

Food and Drink

Food Theme Parks

Food Theme Parks

When you think of theme parks, you usually think of Mickey and his friends or some high thrill roller coaster. However, in Japan there is…


Japanese curry and rice

Japanese Curry

You might not expect to find curry on a Japanese menu, but it is quite common, extremely popular and a relatively cheap dish throughout Japan.


Taiyaki

Taiyaki

Taiyaki is a popular Japanese sweet desert that generally comprises of a sea bream shaped jaffle made from pancake or waffle batter. It is filled…


Takoyaki

New York has its hot dog, London has its bangers and mash, Berlin has its Currywurst and Osaka has its Takoyaki. Takoyaki is found all over…


Fugu

Fugu

Poisonous Pufferfish are a specialty at many Japanese restaurants, especially around Osaka. Pufferfish are known as Fugu in Japan and depending on the region are…


Japan vending machines

Vending Machines

It is estimated there is a vending machine of some variety for every 20 people in Japan. With Japan’s population in excess of 127 million…


Gyudon

Gyudon

Gyudon is fast food Japanese style, translated gyudon means cow bowl, and that’s sort of what gyudon is, strips of beef served in a bowl….


Bento

Bento

Bento is a popular Japanese meal traditionally served in a wooden box. Bento dates back centuries and could be called one of the world’s first…


Yakitori

Yakitori

Yakitori is one of the tastiest and cheapest meals in Japan, it is succulent pieces of chicken meat served on bamboo skewers, marinated in BBQ…


Sushi

Sushi

Probably the best known of the Japanese foods to westerners are Sushi and Sashimi. Over recent years, these dishes have become popular, if not fashionable…


Sashimi

Sashimi

Sashimi is what many people in the west consider Sushi, raw fish. Sushi is actually a rice based product which uses vinegared rice as its…


Ramen

Ramen

Ramen is the Japanese name for the popular noodle soup dish that is much like instant noodles. In fact, instant noodles actually evolved from the…


Japanese Beer

Beer

Beer or as it is pronounced BI-RU is Japan’s most popular alcoholic beverage. It can be drank just about everywhere, and in fact, it can…


Happoshu Beer

Happoshu Beer

In recent years, many of the Japanese breweries have been producing a low malt beer like beverage known as Happoshu. 


Sake

Sake

Sake is probably the best know of all Japanese beverages. It is an alcoholic brewed drink which is produced from rice.


Japanese Pub

Izakaya Bars

An izakaya is the traditional Japanese bar that are popular with Japanese businessmen for an after work drink, in recent years these bars have also…


Tachinomi Bars

Tachinomi Bars

Tachinomi is the name given to bars that have no seating, referred to in English as standing only bars, these bars are popular with Japanese…


Japanese soft drinks

Japanese Soft Drinks

With all the vending machines in Japan, you may think they are full of Coca Cola, but no you will rarely see Coke, instead you…


Collon snack food

Japanese Snack Foods

Japanese love their snack foods but unlike much of the western world chocolate is not one of the major sellers, other than Pocky which is…