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Japan’s Tasty Secrets Revealed – Regional food guide in English

After an arduous selection process lasting more than one year, 1650 regional dishes, both traditional and new, nominated from all over Japan were narrowed down to a final 100. That list has been translated into English and became available yesterday as a pdf download or as a printed copy published by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry!

All my favorites are on the list. Compare with what I personally picked as regional cuisine on Nihon Sun and you will see I did not miss too much!

How to obtain a copy of Japan’s Tasty Secrets in English

  1. Download a copy here! (PDF 6.13 MB)
  2. To request a printed copy of English version of the booklet, send a self addressed envelope larger than 13 cm x 21 cm with 180 yen stamps on it.
    Mailing address:

    Noson Kaihatsu Kikaku Iinkai
    5F Baji Chikusan Kaikan
    2-6-16 Shinkawa, Chuo, Tokyo
    Tel.03-3297-5541 E-mail:noukai@rdpc.or.jp
    (hours: 9:30-5:30 closed on weekends)
    Link to the Japan’s Tasty Secrets web site in Japanese.

Tokyofoodcast’s Regional Foods in Japan series @ Nihon Sun


5 Responses to “Japan’s Tasty Secrets Revealed – Regional food guide in English”

  1. Etsuko – you don’t miss much and that’s why I’m proud to have you as my friend and a contributor on The Nihon Sun.

    You were ahead of the curve on this one!

    Posted by Shane | June 11, 2009, 9:37 pm
  2. Etsuko, thanks so much for posting this. It’s great to have it in electronic form. 🙂

    Posted by Bruce | June 12, 2009, 1:03 am
  3. Shane,
    Thanks! Now I have a new idea….

    Enjoy these dishes when you are in Japan next time!

    Posted by Et-chan | June 12, 2009, 7:43 am
  4. This is really great. It’s so difficult to find these kinds of things in English. I try to show friends that Japanese food isn’t all sushi and how regional it is…thanks!

    Posted by Jocelyn | June 24, 2009, 10:19 am
  5. And, here’s the recipe for you, Jocelyn! http://www.rdpc.or.jp/kyoudoryouri100/recipe/ichiran.html

    Posted by Et-chan | June 24, 2009, 3:37 pm

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