The Price of Coffee in Tokyo

Price of Coffee in Tokyo

Coffee prices in Tokyo are not overly high. Expect to spend between ¥100 to ¥800 on coffee in Tokyo; depending on where you purchase it, what type it is, and the size

7-Eleven Japan: Great Food & Actual Convenience

7-Eleven Tokyo

Convenience stores in Japan are conveniently convenient. I know… 7-Eleven? Really? Yes. Fly all the way to Tokyo for a 7-Eleven convenience store, you should (okay, maybe not only for 7-Eleven). Greasy

What is Teppanyaki?

What is Teppanyaki? Flat iron grill on fire with chef

Teppan meats flat iron grill. Yaki means to cook, but in this instance, more accurately, to grill. So teppanyaki means grilled on a flat iron grill.

What is Shabu-Shabu?

shabu-shabu meat on a plate

Shabu-shabu is a hot pot dish where you swish very thinly sliced meat in boiling broth — instantly cooking the meat.

What is Okonomiyaki?

Okonomiyaki in Japan

Okonomiyaki is often referred to as Japanese-style pancakes. A mixture of batter and savory ingredients like seafood, meat, and vegetables.

What is Ramen in Japan?

Ramen Handbook

“Chinese style noodles with meat or fish broth.“ But that doesn’t explain ramen in Japan. It did come from China. But Japan has made it into its own.

Donburi: Phenomenal Japanese Fast Food

What is donburi? Bowl of rice with toppings

Rice in a bowl with stuff on top. “What is donburi” is something I’m asked quite often. It’s a simple dish. Donburi means bowl. Yep. That’s it. You’ll often find it abbreviated as simply don.

What exactly is Dashi?

Dashi is a Japanese soup broth used in a variety of Japanese cuisine. It is made by simmering dried bonito flakes or dried kelp (called konbu).

What is Kaiseki?

Kaiseki 懐石 is a traditional Japanese multicourse meal. Basically consisting of hors d’oeuvre, soup, & 3 other dishes + pickles, rice, & dessert.

What is Kushiage?

Kushi (串) means “skewered” and age (揚げ) means “fried.” I think you can guess where this leads, kushiage means “skewered fried food.“