All About Japan

7 Premium Dashi Ingredients

’Dashi' soup stock comes in several flavors and varieties. Here's a great selection of ingredients to help you create the real taste of traditional Japanese soup in your own kitchen!

Why Japan Loves Fish

Food culture expert Takeo Koizumi explains exactly why fish are so central to Japanese cuisine culture.

Michelin-Quality 'Ichiju-Sansai' Fish Recipe

Created through a collaboration between Michelin-starred Chef Isao Yamada and food service provider Aramark Corporation, this original menu will give you a fresh perspective on Japanese cuisine.

Disney's Not-Quite Japanese Breakfast

Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii offers a traditional Japanese breakfast with a difference—and three key errors. Can you spot them in this photo? (Hint: It's not the fruit!)

Michelin-Starred Chef on Ichiju-Sansai

Michelin-starred chef David Bouley presented a seminar on 'ichiju-sansai' to 20 chefs from Aramark Corporation, one of the largest food service providers for educational institutions in the U.S.

The Secrets of Japanese School Lunch

If you've ever taught at a Japanese elementary school, this video is sure to bring back memories!

7 Next-Level Soy Sauce Options

Everybody knows Japanese soy sauce, but did you know there's more than Kikkoman? Here we take a look at seven premium options from all around Japan.

10 Days of Japanese Public School Lunch

After detailed investigation, The Japan Guy has determined that Japanese public school lunches beat the pants off the lunches at his elementary school back home.

750 Years of Soy Sauce Tradition

With a tradition dating back more than seven centuries, Yuasa soy sauce has taken to the tables of Europe's finest restaurants.

NY Serves Up a Traditional Japanese Breakfast

For those living in the Big Apple who want to taste a traditional Japanese breakfast, look no further than Okonomi's 'ichiju-sansai' plate!

Advanced Japanese Dining Etiquette is Hard!

Think just not standing up your chopsticks in the rice bowl is enough? Even some Japanese diners—and long-term residents—don't know these detailed etiquette tips!

5 Flavorful Finds from Under the Sea

Here's a wonderful selection of fish from Iwate, Miyage, Tokyo and Chiba.

How to Make 4 Traditional Japanese Soups

These traditional Japanese soups will warm your soul!

2 Ways to Cook Japanese Short-Grain Rice

Nami from Just One Cookbook gives us a few tips on how to prepare Japanese short-grain rice to perfection!

Do You Know Your Tsukemono?

Check out Serious Eats' fantastic guide to 'tsukemono,' Japanese pickles!

How to Make 4 Key Kinds of Dashi

'Dashi' is a Japanese soup stock or broth that forms the basis of many Japanese dishes. Find out how to make awase, kombu, shiitake and iriko dashi for your Japanese-style meals!

3 Tips on Japanese Food Presentation

You may have some Japanese recipes down pat, but what about the presentation?

Halal Japanese Cuisine in Tokyo

Visitors who keep halal can now enjoy beautifully presented kaiseki (course meals), lovingly prepared by a chef who worked at a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant!

Discover the Balance of Japanese Cuisine

During Ichiju-Sansai Week at Georgetown University, students can taste from a Japanese menu developed by the Japanese master chef of a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Michelin-Starred 'Kaiseki' Cuisine in New York

In collaboration with the Tsuji Culinary Institute in Osaka, David Bouley's Brushstroke offers traditional Japanese multi-course cuisine for the Tribeca area.

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