Bringing Japanese Food Culture to the World
Highlighting Japan sat with Food Industry Affairs Bureau Director-General Masayuki Yamashita to talk about MAFF's global strategy following UNESCO's recognition of Japanese cuisine as an element of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013.
Get 5 Traditional Japanese Ingredients in NYC
You don't have to fly to Japan to create authentic Japanese meals!
Taste Ichiju-Sansai in a Real Japanese Home!
KitchHike is a great site for experiencing local food on your travels, right in the kitchens of local cooks! Here are some fantastic 'ichiju-sansai' meal option from cooks all around 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!
A Traditional Japanese Breakfast
YouTuber Heloísa Dela Rosa offers her thoughts on a traditional 'ichiju-sansai' breakfast in Tokyo.
5 Recipes to Spice Up Your Rice
Just One Cookbook reveals some amazing rice recipes!
4 Premium Packaged Plants
This great selection highlights the Japanese art of packaged food, where almost anything can find itself inside a plastic wrapper!
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.
How to Make 4 Traditional Japanese Soups
These traditional Japanese soups will warm your soul!
Why Japan Loves Fish
Food culture expert Takeo Koizumi explains exactly why fish are so central to Japanese cuisine culture.
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.
5 Restaurants for a Taste of Ichiju-Sansai
The basic foundation of a traditional Japanese meal is 'ichiju-sansai,' which literally means 'one soup and three dishes.' This refers to a meal consisting of a bowl of soup, a main dish and two sides, supported by rice and Japanese pickles.
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.
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.
Lovely Watercolor Paintings of Food in Japan
Take a look at these watercolor paintings that look so good you may try to eat them!
5 Flavorful Finds from Under the Sea
Here's a wonderful selection of fish from Iwate, Miyage, Tokyo and Chiba.
Michelin-Level 'Ichiju-Sansai' Pork Recipe
This incredible set menu has been created through collaboration between Michelin-starred Chef Isao Yamada and food service provider Aramark Corporation.
The Secrets of Japanese School Lunch
If you've ever taught at a Japanese elementary school, this video is sure to bring back memories!
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!