Japanese people enjoy viewing cherry blossoms in the spring.Underneath a fully blossoming cherry blossom tree, we eat Japanese food, drink, and sing karaoke.The dumpling is indispensable food in that.It is thought that hanami is not complete without dumpling.
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Familiar food to Japanese people
Sushi, Tempura, Sukiyaki, Curry rice, Ramen, Karaage.They are a very familiar food to Japanese people.I love Japanese food.However, Japanese people becomes sometimes radical.It is a Japanese people bad habit.The example is this Nissin Cup Noodle.They put Karaage on Ramen.
Why do they put karaage on Ramen?
The reason is simple.It is because Japanese like Karaage and Ramen.In particular, Japanese Workmen eats karaage and Ramen in a lunch frequently.And, the size is the king size because Japanese Workmen are hungry.So, it is Nissin Cup Noodle King Karaage.
Nissin Cup Noodle King Karaage video
The taste is very cool.I eat enough.
In Japan it is a male‐dominated society.It is generally believed that a sushi world is male-dominated.There is a reason for it.Generally speaking, women has higher temperature than men.Therefore it is thought that sushi becomes bad when a woman makes sushi.There are not the scientific grounds at all.It is a bad thought in the world of just the Japanese food.
The sex is unnecessary for sushi being made deliciously.The necessary thing is talent to feel taste.This time, I introduce the comics of a sushi craftsman that full of a talent.It is “Osumoji -Tsukasa no Ikkan-“.
Sushi, Kyoto, 2 star
“Osumoji -Tsukasa no Ikkan-” based on sushi restaurant in Kyoto.All the sushi which she makes looks delicious.That is quite natural―only natural―no wonder.The sushi restaurant “Sushi Matsumoto” which got 2 star supervises the comic.
God of Ramen death
Do you know Tsukemen?Tsukemen is kinds of the ramen.It is Dipping Noodle.I go to Taishoken if I eat Tsukemen in Japan.There was God of Ramen in Taishoken.His name is Yamagishi Kazuo.He died on April 1.He is a legendary ramen craftsman.May his soul rest in peace.Viva Ramen!Viva Tsukemen!Viva Japanese food!
refer to http://www.acecook.co.jp/taishoken/profile.html
Apr 1 2015
Uji matcha Yatsuhashi
Long-established store of the Uji, Kyoto tea “Ito Hisaemon” started sale in “Uji matcha Yatsuhashi” on April 2.Matcha jelly is used for it.I recommend this if you buy a souvenir in Kyoto.
refer to En Tabe
Apr 2 2015
Amano Freeze dry station
A store specializing in freeze dry opens in Tokyo, Marunouchi.It is Amano Freeze dry station.Freeze-dried foods more than 100 kinds are sold.You can purchase products such as miso soup, soup, nyumen.
refer to http://www.amanofoods.co.jp/antennashop/
Apr 4 2015
Traditional performing arts
Do you know Kabuki?Kabuki is one of the traditional performing arts of Japan.Kabuki was the first entertainment for a Japanese.The senbei which is Japanese food has a tradition like Kabuki.Amanoya Co. Ltd intended to convey both traditional culture of senbei and Kabuki.
Kabukiage is very popular.Therefore there are many similar products.Bonchiage, Ageichiban, Mirinage.They are all delicious.I recommend a Kabukiage if you like Kabuki and want to obtain a design of Kabuki.By the way, I always eat it with beer.
Kabukiage and beer video
Japanese white distilled liquor called ‘Shochu’.Shochu is a Japanese distilled beverage. It can be made from from barley, sweet potatoes, rice, buckwheat and other ingredients. There are many ways to drink Shochu.Japanese food go with Shochu.
Shochu is effective in thinning blood.And aging is prevented.Because sugar is not included in Shochu, it is low-calorie.The history of Shochu is old.In the middle of the 16th century (1500s), a distillation technology was introduced to Kyushu region and shochu began to be produced.
Shochu is popular liquor.But because of the recent shochu boom, Shochu prices soared upwards.I am from home of Shochu, Kyushu.Therefore Shochu is a drink such as the water.I drink shochu if thirsty.
refer to 47club
Osaka is a sacred place of the laughter.And Osaka is a kitchen in Japan.You can eat every Japanese food if you go to Osaka.The specialty in Osaka is takoyaki, Okonomiyaki.You should have had eaten this dish if you were Osaka geek.It is Nikusui.This time, I introduce Nikusui recipe.
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Junk food heaven
Japan is a country of the gluttony.The convenience store is open in every place if we go out, and we get anything.It is only some people to eat Japanese food.Most people eat junk food willingly.Hamburger, fried chicken, French fries, cola.
In late years a campaign that change such eating habits starts.It is Food Education campaign in Japan.This is symbolic comic of the campaign.Its comic is Mr.Genmai’s bento.Speaking of a campaign, radical thought is often reflected, but this comics are unrelated to the radical thought.
Mr.Genmai is an instructor in agriculture at a university.He does an odd lecture to convey joy to eat.The university student is attracted by an odd lecture, and they learn joy to eat.I read this comic and learned importance to eat.It is to live to eat.
Comics Award 2015 Winners Announced in Japan.
1st Kakukaku Shikajika
It is the story that a woman comic artist succeeds in.
2nd Kodomo ha Wakatteagenai
It is a heartwarming story.
3rd Koe no Katachi
It is drama with the girl of the hearing loss and a lonely boy.
4th Boku dake ga inai Machi
It is the drama of the man with the ability of the time warp.
5th BLUE GIANT
It is the story that a boy aims at the jazz saxophone player.
refer to http://www.mangataisho.com/
On a diet
Are you on a diet?If you are on a diet by tofu, I recommend this tofu recipes.It is Onsen tofu.It is very very delicious.It is “delicious” not “yummy”.We can eat its Japanese food if we go to Ureshino Onsen in Saga.We don’t really have the chance to go there.
Onsen tofu recipese
3 cup water, 1 block tofu, 1 tsp(5 ml) baking powder.Bouillon soup cube, your taste.Please prepare for these.Put the water in a pot and heat.When it starts to boil add the baking powder and tofu.Finally, add the Bouillon soup cube, your taste.
refer to http://www.pmiyazaki.com/kyusyu/aji/yokotyou.htm
Saga Ureshino food
This tofu recipe is traditional in Ureshino, Saga.I thought that the tofu was not delicious until I ate Onsen tofu.I ate Onsen tofu and was shocked.Thereafter I am attracted by a taste of the tofu.If you are on a diet by tofu, if you are heartily tired of tofu, please cook Onsen tofu.
refer to http://kankou.spa-u.net/
In Japan, the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom soon.the cherry blossoms is called “Sakura”.In Okayama, Tsuyama castele, Tokyo, Meguro River, Kyoto, Daigo Temple, Sakura is very beautiful.With Japanese food bento, I want to go to see Sakura.
The German who was in Japan in the 1800s said. “A woman becomes more beautiful under Sakura”.I think that there is a magical power in Sakura.The Japanese eats such Sakura.The tea using Sakura in particular is drunk on a day of celebration.
Please dip Sakura preserved in salt into the hot water. A beautiful flower blooms.The taste. . .For a Japanese, Sakura is soul flower.We endure a long winter period and can realize that cheerful spring finally came.
Shiraae is salad, and tofu and vegetables in a sesame sauce.It is low-calorie Japanese food.It has added natural sweetness and a smooth texture.The Japanese often eats this dish for their diet.I introduce a simple Shiraae (salad dressed with white sesame, tofu and white miso) recipe.
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Curry is food symbolizing India.It had long been treated as Western food in Japan because it was first introduced into Japan as British food.Admitting that it is a British food.However, It gets its own way as Japanese food.Japanese are such a shameless jerk.
And the Japanese take violent measures.They combined curry with their soul food “Natto”.The name is simple, Natto curry.Because it infringes an Indian copyright, ｔhis should already appeal to International Court of Justice.
Natto curry rice video
Please do not expect you to this video.Nothing in particular happens.Sorry.
The first gourmet comics
It seems to be gourmet comics published for the first time in Japan.It is comic such as “Roundhay Garden Scene” in the comics world.Possibly it may be the comics that changed the way of the Japanese food.It is the comics that gave such a shock.
This time, I introduce “Hocho-nin Ajihei”.”Hocho-nin” is a chef.”Ajihei” is the name of the chief character.He overrode his father objections, and becomes a cook.He trains himself at the kitchen and he sometimes play Cook Battle.
It was published serially in “Shonen Jump” (Shueisha) from 1973 through 1977.Many people came under an influence of this comic.This comic is model of the TV program “Iron chef”.I want you to read this comic if you are interested in Japanese gourmet comics.
Japan is a macho boom.The famous comedian strengthens muscle in Japan and is like a Mexican wrestler.To such a macho boom, a macho cafe opens in Tokyo, Nakano on Apr 5.It is opening only for 1st.If you like Japanese food and like muscles, and Japanese like it, please go.
refer to http://nakano.keizai.biz/headline/667/
Apr 5 2015
The great beef fair in Tokyo, Shinjuku
I want to eat yakiniku every day.Yakiniku is the best meal.However, I eat a beef bowl because the yakiniku is a high price.The fair that a lot of such yakiniku and beef bowls can eat is held in Tokyo, Shinjuku.In there, I eat the beef of various production centers, and we can compete.It is held for from April 25 to May 10.
refer to http://wa-gyu.info/
Apr 25 -May 10 2015
Burger King Fragrance
Huh? Say it again.No way…Burger King is alive in the future.The group called “Perfume” is popular in Japan.Even so, it is stupid to sell this perfume in Japan.No whopper, No life.We cannot escape from Whopper.
refer to Burger King Fragrance
Apr 1 2015
What is Onigiri?
Onigiri (rice ball) is a food, which flavored cooked rice, put fillings, and collectively shaped into triangle, rectangular rounds, or sphere.Speaking of Japanese food, we are apt to think with sushi, but it is Onigiri.Onigiri is a very familiar food to Japanese people.Shape, rice, fillings, and wrapping compose a piece of onigiri.
Onigiri is carbohydrates.During diet, we usually avoid carbohydrates-rich food.In onigiri diet, the carbohydrates such as noodles and the bread eat onigiri mainly without eating.Constitution is improved by doing so it.
refer to http://mery.jp/30331
Continue the meal which assumed onigiri Maine for 3 weeks until constitution is improved.Meat and a fish, the fruit and alcohol with much glucide are prohibition.The Japanese celebrity got thinner in onigiri diet.
Udon with beef recipe
The ranking of the udon which Japanese like is No.1 kitsune udon, No.2 curry udon, No.3 tempura udon.Oh, my god!The udon which I like is No.7.I wonder why!!!so that I cook my favorite udon.It is Udon with beef.As for this udon, the history as the Japanese food is short, but I recognize this as Japanese food.
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I think ginger ale to be a mysterious drink.I do not know the drink which be famous for the drink using vegetables.It is a tomato if I say forcibly.But it is no match for ginger.I do not know such a drink in Japanese food.The ginger ale is the most famous and is a rare drink.
Soy milk with ginger ale
The ginger ale met soy milk.And they fell in love.As a result, Soy milk with ginger ale was produced.It is a strange combination.Japanese maker made an effort every day, and these products were produced.
I doubted taste before drinking it.However, it was proved to be a mistake when I drank one share.It is yummy and like Yakult.
Iron Wok Jan
I read this comic at the age of a undergraduate for the first time.I was shocked very much.The picture is scary.The manga is “Iron Wok Jan”.It is the comic which Chinese food was drawn on.However, I do not matter even if it is Chinese food even if it is Japanese food.The picture is scary.
I had bought a weekly magazine “Champion” a week.And that just came all of a sudden.Is this gourmet comics?The chief character of this comic is Jan.He is a Chinese cook.The dish which he cooks is shocking.But I think that I want to eat his dish for some reason.
Iron Wok Jan is like the bad man.
I think that this comic changed Japanese gourmet comics.The chief character of gourmet comics was an honor student so far.However, chief characters of this comic are different.He becomes more wicked.But the evilness turns into justice finally.It is like the bad man.
The Umeboshi shop will open in Tokyo, Omotesando Hills.We stand and can eat an Umwboshi there.We are apt to think that an Umeboshi is sour, but there is various taste.We can taste an Umeboshi of various taste there.The shop will open period extending from Apr. 28 to May. 6.Please taste an Umeboshi which is the representative of the Japanese food.
refer to cinema cafe net
Apr 28 – May 6 2015
Sato Sake Festival for women in Ginza
On May 9, 2015, “Sato Sake Festival for women” is held in Ginza.In late years sake attracts attention in Japan.A middle-aged man drank sake before, but a young woman drinks sake now.It is the festival for such women.
refer to Sato Sake Festival for women in Ginza
May 9 2015
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf,now launched in Japan.I like coffee very much.When I go by a cafe, I smell fragrant.When I go by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, will the fragrant incense do it?I would really like to go there.
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Mar 14 2015
The word “Ibushigin” is used in Japan.”Ibushigin” is a meaning called “sophisticated”.It is an image such as Donald Sutherland.Hagi ware is “Ibushigin”.Hagi ware is often used when I go for a stylish cafe in Japan.Hagi ware matches Japanese food.When the Hagi ware is used for many years, the surface color changes.There are a lot of geeks enjoying the change.
Nobody Can Stop Tanita.Speaking of a hamburger, it is McDonald’s.Speaking of cola, it is Coca-Cola.Speaking of diet, it is Tanita in Japan.Tanita food is exhibited if I go to the Japanese convenience store.Tanita pudding, Tanita chocolate, Tanita snack, Tanita Japanese food, etc.
Tanita is a measurement equipment manufacturer known for its weight and body fat scales.Tonita is a company’s custom to be careful about health very much.Two books of recipes based on the food served at Tanita’s company cafeteria have become bestsellers.Tanita recipe is healthy and is popular.
No life, No Tanita
Tanita opened Restaurant.The restaurant serves the same healthy food that is offered in Tanita’s cafeteria.And, Tanita produced various food.For a woman minding a body shape, Tanita supplies an indispensable product more than before.
Octopus and wasabi and mayonnaise recipe
An izakaya is the equivalent of an English pub, where they serve snacks to accompany your drinks.I always order “Octopus and wasabi” there.Japanese name is “Tacowasa”.This Japanese food does not have the gaudiness, but is the food which is having a latent power.It is a basic dish.This time, Because I was not able to get a raw octopus, I introduce Octopus and wasabi and mayonnaise recipe.
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Love for Nissin Cup Noodle
Tom yum noodle is popular secretly now in Japan.Nisshin Tom Yum Noodle released in April, 2014 sold out all too soon, became the sale stop.I looked for it, too, but sold nowhere.The Japanese is full of .Nissin Cup Noodle is is Japanese food which anyone recognizes.
Cup noodle of phantom
The news came out of the blue.It was resold on February 23, 2015.The nightmare of the sellout came rushing back again.When I went to the familiar shop, Nisshin Tom Yum Cup Noodles were sold in big piles.They were not phantom anymore.I am a little sad.
Nisshin Tom Yum Cup Noodle video
Is it yummy?Of course it is yummy.With Tom yum goong and Ramen, it cannot be bad.