Food, Recipes, Catering in Japan

Information on Japanese food, how to read food labels, delivery services, and more

Learning to cook Japanese food or dining at a traditional Japanese restaurant may be an unforgettable experience and memory for non-Japanese staying in Japan. Japanese food may however not be what you want to eat every day while living in Japan. You may want to get food from your home country, use a food delivery service for your convenience, or you may require halal food for religious reasons.

Here we have made a list of useful articles including English websites for Japanese Food Recipes, English speaking Food Delivery services, How to read Food Labels in Japan, International Supermarkets, and information for vegetarians, specifically selected within central Tokyo.

Kaitenzushi in Japan: What to Know about Conveyor Belt Sushi

There are a number of ways to enjoy sushi in Japan, but one of the most accessible, fun, and easy-to-use options is kaitenzushi, better known in the West as conveyor belt sushi. Here we will cover everything you need to enjoy this quintessential Japanese experience. What is Kaitenzushi? Kaitenzushi…

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How to Make Japanese Rice: Washing, Cooking & More

Whether Japanese rice is served as a side or used as an ingredient in a heartwarming Japanese dish, it is one grain you will never get tired of. Keep reading to find out how to measure, prepare, and cook Japanese rice, as well as useful kitchen tools and popular dishes to try. If you would like to…

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What to Know about Japanese Rice: Buying, Storing & More

Whether you're shopping for Japanese rice at your local supermarket or online, there is a lot to consider. Read on to learn about the six types of Japanese rice, which types are the healthiest, the most popular rice varieties to try, and how to store your rice at home. If you would like to learn ho…

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Exploring the Most Popular Types of Japanese Green Tea

While most tea around the world is roasted, the majority of Japanese tea varieties are steamed to preserve their green color and refreshing flavor. Keep reading to learn more about what makes Japanese tea so special, the most common types you’re likely to encounter, and tips on how to brew and stor…

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Family Restaurants in Japan

It could be difficult for new residents in Japan to decide where to go to eat especially when they are accompanied by small children. Moreover, if you are not familiar with the local language, locations, and food, it can be very hard to chose a place to dine. When you come to the occasion, to chose…

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Japan's Go to Eat Campaign and How to Save Money on Eating-Out

Since the 22nd of July (2020), the Japanese government has been running and promoting its “Go To Campaign”. There are 4 different variations of the "Go To Campaign". In this article we will be covering the Go to Eat Campaign, how you can apply for it, and how much of a discount you are eligible to…

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English-Friendly Food Delivery Options in Tokyo

Tokyo is known internationally for being one of the most popular and varied food cities in the world. But in a time of overworked businesspeople rushing to get home and increased considerations for social distancing, the city’s many restaurants and cafes have finally begun to fully adopt the idea o…

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Japanese Cooking Classes in Tokyo: Learn How to Cook Japanese Food

No Japanese, no problem—there are a wide variety of English-friendly cooking classes available throughout Tokyo that can teach you how to make all your favorite Japanese foods, from sushi and ramen to traditional home-cooked meals. General Cooking Classes in Tokyo If you want to make sushi, or any…

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Reading food expiration dates in Japan

In Japan, the expiration date and the consumption date are determined based on the JAS Law and the Food Sanitation Law. While in Japan, have you ever wondered where the expiration date on food products are?Here we will explain what the dates on food products in Japan mean. There are usually 2 differ…

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Pick the right fish for your dish - How to read seafood labels in Japan

Expats in Japan often shop at local supermarkets. But unfortunately, the food labels are not in English. Seafood labels are especially difficult to understand and select for your particular dish. You often see the lables of "生食用" (for raw food), "刺身用" (for sashimi), "加熱用" (for heating), "焼き魚用" (for…

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