Osaka has a strong reputation as a gourmet paradise in Japan, but outside of things like takoyaki, few people really know why food, or even which foods, are famous in Osaka. It is often surprising for people to learn that
For many, one of the most iconic foods in Japan is ramen. Ramen is very popular in Japan as well as the world over. While it feels that a new ramen restaurant pops up every few weeks there are, of
Everybody seems to agree: Osaka is the place for takoyaki. Sources indicate that the origin of this very popular snack is akashiyaki. A local favorite of the city if Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture, akashiyaki features the city’s specialty, octopus.
After Obon, people in Japan work busily until without realizing it, it already the end of the year! While New Year’s or O-shogatsu is a huge celebration, there is one last big event many people celebrate at the end of
The snack aisle is in a Japanese supermarket can leave first time visitors gob smacked. From sweet to savory, Japanese snacks come in an extremely wide variety of flavors. Apart from the more conventional items like potato chips and rice
One of the biggest differences between Japan and America is small but rather surprising; cake. Even in tiny residential areas, there are often patisseries that offer an array of cakes and sweets. In larger city areas, patisseries are in fierce
Sake is practically synonymous with Japan, but the Japanese really love their beer too. A trip to the refrigerated beverage section of any convenience store will be show you a wide array of choices. But with so many different kinds