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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 [...]

Pictures of food: Ishikawa

We’ve had plenty of long posts at Tokyofoodcast lately, so I thought to put up a simple food and sake slideshow of all the goodness we had in Kanazawa and other parts of Ishikawa prefecture. Delicious food and sake are waiting for you there. Hope you get through all thirty-two pictures without getting too hungry! [...]

Jibuni at Jugatsuya in Kanazawa

If asked for a typical dish from Kanazawa, what would you say? Aside from crab, if someone says pickled fish or various parts of marine creatures, you know what that person likes to drink! Normally, I believe many people would name jibuni as signature Kaga dish. Jibuni at Jugatsuya, Kanazawa Wait, wait, what is jibuni? [...]

My Harbor: Kaminokae, Kochi

View of Nakatosa Kami-no-kae in the town of Nakatosa sits right on the Pacific coast of Shikoku between Kochi City and the Shimanto River. It’s a tiny fishing village that is almost off the map: our car navigation system said it wasn’t there even though it had successfully guided us up and down mountain roads [...]

Omicho Ichiba in Kanazawa

Omicho Ichiba Omicho Ichiba is a must see for foodies if you are visiting Kanazawa. But, I hope you don’t make the same mistake I made if you are planning to go there! On my recent visit to Kanazawa in March, I almost missed the one thing I really really wanted to see, the market. [...]

Wajima Morning Market – Continued

Aside from the old ladies that make the Wajima asa-ichi so different from any other markets you see around Japan, the variety of seafood at the market is quite different too, even different from Kanazawa’s nearby Omicho Market. I imagine most of the items you see on the street in this little coastal town haven’t [...]

Wajima Morning Market

The morning market in Wajima, a small city in the middle of the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa, reminded me of colorful markets I visited so many years ago in Las Paz. Ladies at Wajima asa-ichi do not wear tall hats nor do they braid their hair. Besides the rather gray and quiet market does not have [...]

Have you had dobujiru?

If you have, you must have been to Ibaraki. When I got an invitation to go to Oarai, a small Ibaraki town on the Pacific coast near Mito, to enjoy a pairing of locally brewed sake and this peculiar sounding dish, I was a bit puzzled. Ibaraki is famous for the winter delicacy, anko or [...]

Christmas Dinner at Gomangoku

Why Christmas? We’re already past Groundhog’s Day, right? In the next couple of posts, I am returning to 2008 to post things I missed during the midst of my computer hell in which not one, but two laptops died in my hands. So, think back to December, and I will work my way from there [...]

Yuba Yuba

When I was writing a post for the Nihon Sun, and needed a typical regional food, yuba from Nikko was the first thing that came to mind. Yuba is made from soy milk. The milk is boiled until a skin forms, which is then removed in a thin layer. While Kyoto is best known for [...]

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