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Japanese Christmas food and drink

Traditional Japanese Christmas Food and Drink

Christmas in Japan is not a religious holiday, but just like in other cultures, there are several traditional Japanese Christmas foods that are enjoyed by families on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. While some may seem odd at first (KFC?!) there is...

goya bitter melon

Ultimate Guide to Japanese Goya (Bitter Melon)

Bitter melon, also known as goya in Japan, is one of the most famous and healthiest foods consumed in Japan. The taste can take some getting used to, but it’s worth it for the health benefits of bitter melon.

natto in somen and nori

5 Ways to Enjoy Natto

Natto, fermented soybeans, is often enjoyed on its own as a simple cold dish. But there are many different ways to serve, from mixing it with other ingredients to adding it to salads and soups. Try these suggestions for new ways to enjoy natto.

bento box history

The History of the Bento Box

The bento box is a Japanese tradition with roots that date back close to 1,000 years. With so many opportunities for creativity and originality, it's no wonder this versatile lunch box has become so popular today!

health benefits of natto

The Health Benefits of Natto

A traditional Japanese superfood, Natto and its enzyme nattokinase are associated with a wide variety of health benefits including heart health, probiotics, vitamins and immune boosting.