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Dango

Known as dansu in the Tohoku region of northern Japan, anbu by the people of Niigata Prefecture and omaru in Shiga Prefecture and the Shikoku region, dango is perhaps Japan’s quintessential sweet.

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The 30 Best Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Kyoto is a reminisce of Japan’s long history since Edo period, with a plenty of well-preserved remnants everywhere. But why so many visitors flock to the city? It is not only due to those sightseeing sites, but numerous signature delicacies in Kyoto, namely Matcha sweets. Have no idea where to …

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10 Must-Try Taiyaki Stores in Tokyo 2017

Are any of you out there are of a mind to eat taiyaki from the tail first. Or perhaps you are one of those who eat it from the head instead? Well, the season for that kind of chat has arrived you see, it’s winter! And here you are, on …

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Taiyaki

What is Taiyaki? The first Japanese sweet I had ever tried was during winter in Setagaya, a suburb in south-western Tokyo. A local confectioner was making these little fish-shaped pieces of waffle, grilling them to shape on a specially designed mold. They weren’t expensive at all, around 100 yen or …

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Yatsuhashi

What is Yatsuhashi? If you’ve ever had a friend return from a trip to Kyoto there is a good chance that they will have brought back with them some yatsuhashi sweets. These little packets of rice flour, sugar and cinnamon are more than just famous; they are the quintessential souvenir …

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6 Types of Sushi

If you didn’t know it, sushi is simply vinegared rice. And from that vinegared rice there are about six different kinds of sushi that have come down to us. Now you may think that six doesn’t seem like a lot of variety but within those six categories lie over one …

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204 Kit Kat Flavors from Japan

Tired and bored of the same chocolate you are eating? Well, there is this one brand of chocolate in Japan that promotes not just chocolate flavor but a bunch of delightful ones. Kitkat became one of the most interesting chocolate maker in Japan because of their scrumptious, interesting and tempting …

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