All About Japan

Just a Spoonful of 'Koji'

'Koji' has been used in Japan for more than 1,000 years, and has recently been in the limelight for its wonderful healthful and beautifying properties.

Get the Scoop on Whole Grain Rice

Next time you reach for a bowl of rice, make sure it's healthy, whole grain 'genmai' rice. Learn all about this power food below!

Japanese Powerfoods for Smooth Skin

Japanese people are considered to have amazing skin, and one well-known source of great skin comes from a good diet. As the general Japanese diet is very healthy and full of detoxifying properties, let's check out some serious powerfoods from Japan!

How to Shop in Japan for Vegans

If you're a vegan, or have other dietary concerns, here are some 'kanji' (Chinese characters) to watch out for when shopping for food in Japan.

6 Seasonal Japanese Rice Dishes

Rice is at the center of many traditional Japanese meals, providing a healthy staple to the Japanese diet. And here's a wonderful selection of seasonal rice meals, including many that are fantastic for both vegetarian and even vegan food lovers.

Tofu: The Hard (& Soft) Facts

Ready to become an expert on the white, fluffy deliciousness that is tofu?

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Natto'

Anthony Bourdain, who has tried eating silkworms for a meal, has refused to eat 'natto'. But with a little familiarity, and a lot of convincing that this superfood is oh-so-healthy, you'd forget that this fermented soybean is downright stinky.

Michelin Star-Worthy Vegan Cuisine in Tokyo

Hidden away in trendy Yoyogi Uehara, Tudore Tranquility brings creative, cruelty-free cuisine to Tokyo. From the appetizers to dessert, each dish is a showstopper.

Beefless Burgers That Won't Break the Bank

Vegans out there know that dining out can be quite expensive, especially when looking for meat substitutes. But this video will show you how to make tofu burgers that are both delicious and made with easily obtainable ingredients.

Who Doesn't Want Donut Sushi?

These delectable-looking treats may look like doughnuts, but they just might become your new favorite way to eat sushi!

Hacks for Dealing With Dietary Needs in Japan

The food in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and most anywhere in Japan might cause you to forget about your dietary restrictions. However, for those of us who cannot forego our diets due to health or religious reasons, these are our tips to dining to Japan.

Have You Ever Heard of Kelp Water?

'Kombu' is known for having lots of nutrients and various vitamins and minerals. This time, we'll be showing you a way to easily make delicious, healthy 'kombu' water.

All About Shojin Ryori

While new trends in dieting come and go throughout the years, one way of dining in Japan that has firmly remained since the 13th century is Shojin Ryori. Let's dig in and find out what makes this unique style of food so special and where you can try it.

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!

The Power of Soybeans

Soybeans are one of the most-used plants in Japan, with countless recipes calling on one or several soy products. Here are 10 things made from soybeans you'll surely encounter while you're in Japan.

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