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.

8 Japanese Spices and Seasonings to Add to Your Grocery List

Spices and seasonings are key ingredients in Japanese cooking. Find out which are the most popular as well as the traditional dishes they are paired with.

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Tokyo’s Depachika Are Basement-Level Havens of Top-Shelf Food

When shopping for fresh produce and handmade meals, South-East Asia has its colorful, raucous outdoor markets, and the West its artisanal weekend farmers markets. Japan offers its own unique alternative to both of these, with its depachika. In the basement level of department stores (“depa”—a conju…

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Japanese Sweet Potatoes: All You Need to Know

Sweet potatoes are one of Japan's most popular seasonal foods. Read this article to learn about their nutrition, recipes, and get storage tips.

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Tap Water in Japan : Is It Safe to Drink?

Japan has plenty of water resources and tap water is drinkable and safe. However, if you are concerned about the quality of Japanese water, you can also use water dispenser, purifiers or bottled water.

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Japanese Apples: A Look at What Makes Them So Special

In Japan, apples are so good that they are highly regarded as popular gifts. But what makes them so special? We cover their varieties, size, taste, and more!

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Osechi Ryori: What to Know about Japan’s New Year's Food

Learn what you want to know about osechi ryori, Japan’s traditional New Year’s food. Explore the history, meaning, and popular dishes served each year.

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What Is Miso? A Guide to Japan's Essential Ingredient

Miso is a key ingredient in Japanese cooking. Find out what it is, how many varieties there are, and why many consider it to be good for your health.

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Eating Out in Japan: Restaurant Guides

While going out and trying different foods at various restaurants is a fun and adventurous approach, using one of the restaurant guides may be a more efficient way to find your dream eatery in Japan. Whether you're in Tokyo, a foodie's paradise with the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the wor…

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Luxury Fruit Shopping: Tokyo's Best Fruit Parlors

Tokyo is one of the best shopping destinations in the world, and luxury fruit shopping is no exception. While fruits grown for mass consumption can be found virtually anywhere, including your local supermarket or nearby convenience store, purchasing a luxury fruit would require you to visit one of…

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Japanese Luxury Fruits: The Pursuit of Perfection

The Japanese people are known as a nation that strives for perfection. From traditional crafts to top-notch electronics, Japan is home to some of the most innovative and high-quality products. It should come as no surprise that local farmers' creativity, perseverance, and unwavering dedication to…

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