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.

What Is Natto: A Look at Japan’s Polarizing Superfood

Trying natto for the first time can be a challenge. So why do so many people eat it? Find out what natto is, its health benefits, and how to add it to your diet.

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Japanese Kakigori: Take A Break From The Summer Heat

Summer in Tokyo with all its humidity and heat is probably the hardest season to navigate through. Luckily, summer is not all about struggling with heat and fighting humidity, it is also the best time of the year to enjoy some "Kakigori" time. What is Kakigori?​​ ​Kakigori is a traditional Japane…

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What to Know about Japanese Noodles and Etiquette

When talking about Japanese cuisine, it is inevitable that noodles will enter the discussion at some point. As one of the staple foods of Japan, noodles have been served for hundreds of years in a variety of different ways. Over time, a range of noodle types have developed along with customs and et…

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Gluten-Free in Japan: What to Know When Eating Out

Maintaining a gluten-free diet is a useful and, in some cases, essential part of many people’s lifestyles. However, in Japan, gluten-free diets are not broadly known, so there isn’t a widespread understanding of which foods do and don’t include gluten and why people may need to avoid gluten. Becaus…

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Sugar-Free Diet in Japan: Understanding Food Labels

Committing to a sugar-free or low-sugar diet can lead to a number of health benefits in your life including weight loss, improved energy and mental clarity, lower risk of cavities, and an overall healthier lifestyle. However, maintaining a sugar-free diet can be difficult in Japan where labeling of…

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Food Additives in Japan: Everything You Need to Know

In a world of pre-packaged food and extensive food processing, trying to stay healthy and largely commit to natural foods can be a difficult task. This is even true in Japan, where ingredient lists and nutrition information on packaging can be difficult to understand without a strong command of the…

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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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