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.

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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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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How to Read Japanese Nutrition Labels

Japanese supermarkets, or konbini, along with vending machines offer a variety of delicacies, with eye-catching and colorful packages. However, you may also become particularly aware of the language gap when delving into Japanese food. Important details are often written in kanji or katakana, makin…

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Allergies in Japan: How to Read Japanese Food Labels

Japan has a diverse food culture that enjoys experimenting with a variety of ingredients with a strong emphasis on soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. It just so happens that these four ingredients are included in the group of eight foods that account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions. All…

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Eating Outside in Tokyo: Know the Rules, Avoid a Food Fight

Tokyo is one of the most desirable cities for an eat-and-walk experience, but it’s important to know the rules and etiquette before dining in a park or on the go.

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Free English Websites for Japanese Food Recipes

One of the challenges of cooking Japanese food is finding good recipes. Getting your hands on an authentic Japanese cookbook in English can be difficult even if you know where to look. Luckily, in this day and age we have the internet and with it comes a plethora of resources to guide you through c…

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Online Grocery Shopping in Japan: Great Food Stores

Even if you don’t drive in Japan and the nearest grocery store isn’t within walking distance, shopping for food and daily necessities doesn’t have to be a chore. With the country’s efficient, advanced and reliable door-to-door delivery service - where you can specify the time of delivery and rest a…

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International Supermarkets in Tokyo

If you are new to Tokyo, you may have noticed that most Japanese grocery stores and supermarkets have a very limited selection of items that may be common in your home country. As the food labels are usually in Japanese, it can be quite challenging to figure out what a particular food item is if yo…

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Japanese cooking classes in Tokyo - Learn how to cook Japanese food

Japanese food is generally considered a healthy, flavorful way to eat with a wide variety of types of dishes, ingredients, and flavors to choose from. And, there are lots of restaurants in Tokyo serving traditional Japanese food so you never run out of options if you like eating out. That said, if y…

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