Why Kawaii Culture Drives Japan to Devour Cuteness
There’s no better way to experience Japan's cuteness-driven kawaii culture than by literally consuming it.
Ramen Has Finally Arrived in Israel
The absence of pork ramen at Mian Noodles represents the chef's willingness to forgo gustatory greatness in exchange for accommodating Jewish customers’ dietary restrictions.
Ilan Ben Zion
This Sake Sommelier Wants You to Stop Drinking Crappy Hot Sake
Think you don't like sake? Motoko Watanabe of Zenkichi says that's because you've been drinking mass-produced swill that's served boiling hot to mask its crappiness.
This Japanese Designer Wants to Give Ugly Chefs Coats a Makeover
"We really believe that when you're better dressed, your cooking is better, too.”
Is White Wine the Secret to Perfect Tempura?
Chef Satori Masada is all about bringing an authentic, high-end tempura experience to America, with a new Los Angeles outpost of the Kyoto-based tempura restaurant Tempura Endo.
Japanese Men Get All the Candy on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day in Japan has taken a few twists in translation, adding a gender-role shakeup that is completely foreign to the way the holiday is celebrated in the rest of the world.
Heaven Is the Food Court at a Suburban Japanese Supermarket
I took a delicious snack tour of Mitsuwa, a huge Japanese supermarket and food court in New Jersey, and came out knowing a lot more about milky soft drinks and pickled root vegetables.
Asian-Style Marinated Eggplant with Homemade Hyssop Ricotta
Seared Japanese eggplant gets doused in an addictive lemongrass and Asian vinegar sauce, topped with heirloom carrots, and paired with creamy, homemade ricotta.
I Tried To Spice Up My Sex Life By Becoming a Naked Sushi Platter
As an experienced and mature woman who has fully embraced her sexuality, I assumed that recreating the tradition of naked sushi at home could have been the ultimate food-based, role-playing sexual fantasy. Food enthusiasts of the world, am I right?
What it Takes to Bring Authentic Japanese Ramen to America
Months of sampling broths, fights with the FDA, and refractometers are just the beginning when it comes to nailing traditional Japanese tonkotsu on American soil.
The World's Best Whisky Is Being Sent to the Space Station
The samples—which will depart on August 16 on the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s spacecraft Kounotori—will include a 21-year-old single malt and the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013, which was voted the best whisky in the world last year.
Sugar, garlic, hot chilies, and sesame oil give this refreshing summer salad a nice kick. And it's impossible to screw up.
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