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 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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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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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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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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Traditional Japanese Food in Shibuya: Old-School Eats in Young Tokyo

Looking to enjoy old-school dining in Tokyo’s young, vibrant Shibuya district? Enjoy these top 10 restaurants for an unforgettable dining experience.

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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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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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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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