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.

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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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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Food 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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