Our posts about the Japanese language
How to order just about anything in a restaurant in Japan
Staring at the menu with all the wonderful looking food, but can’t read the words? I know the feeling all too well.
Manners in Japan: Itadakimasu & Gochisousama
Before the Japanese begin their meals, they’ll hold their hands together, close their eyes, bow slightly, and say something. What are they saying?
How to Customize Your Ramen in Japanese
Firmer noodles, please. “men o katame de onegai shimasu.” (men oh ka-ta-may de oh-nay-ga-she-ma-sue) Softer noodles, please. “men o yawarakame de oneagi shimasu.” (men oh ya-wa-la-ka-may de oh-nay-ga-she-ma-sue) Less lard (oil), please. “abura o sukuname onegai shimasu.” (ah-boo-la oh sue-koo-na-may oh-nay-ga-she-ma-sue) More lard (oil), please. “abura o oome onegai shimasu.” (ah-boo-la oh oh-may oh-nay-ga-she-ma-sue) Thicker […]