Category Archives: Food Culture

Posts that elaborate about the complex food culture in Japan.

Breakfast is Serious Business

When I was in Japan, breakfast was probably the most surprising of the three meals I had. Oftentimes, my host mum will get up before 6 AM to take care of the laundry and prepare breakfast for my host dad … Continue reading

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As I like to say, a New Year brings good food!

To those who are following the lunar calender, Happy Chinese New Year! As I went home this past weekend and consequently ate twice my body weight, I was reminded of special New Years food that my host mom made for … Continue reading

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Can you say “pretty”?

Or “delicate”? or “elegant”? Or any other relevant synonym for this little beauty? Although you may see a few of these traditional Japanese confectionery items here and there in America, such as dango and mochi, they can’t compare to the … Continue reading

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