On the island of Honshu in Japan, a unique culinary tradition persists. Maple trees are stripped of their foliage, known as momiji, which is then preserved in salt and ultimately deep fried as a snack.
A lifestyle in Shimane consists of fresh seafood from the Japan Sea, mountains with bountiful seasonal harvests, and the rich history of fermentation culture. Take a look into life here in Shimane and what it has to offer.
Shimane has many food products unique and special to its culture and history. From green tea to roses, there is something for everybody. To dig deeper into the food history of the area, meet the people maintaining Shimane's identity.
Exploring Shimane through its tea and soba is one way you can get an introduction to its history and culture. Learn how they are committed to keeping this food tradition alive and thriving in Shimane.
Persimmons, the national fruit of Japan, are a tasty fruit that can be used in many culinary applications. They are also quite healthy.
Hailing from Okinawa, the purple sweet potato, also known as beni imo, is a delightful potato used in many desserts. It is also quite healthy and is classified as a superfood.
Many Japanese fruits would be wonderful to try, but the following seven are some of the tastiest, luxurious, and most expensive. You can’t find all of them in America, but they are worth seeking out if you are ever in Japan.
While Kit-Kat bars are a popular chocolate treat in America, they are extremely popular in Japan, where you can find over 300 flavors! They are also given to others as a good luck gift, and sold in special packaging.
Japan meets Italy in an explosion of flavor with our quick and easy to prepare Japanese pasta recipe. Using freeze dried miso soup from Miyasaka Jozo USA, this authentic Japanese recipe will bring the best of east and west to your dinner table!
Try French Japanese fusion in Montreal and the best sushi outside of Japan in Vancouver with this World Travel Series Spring Edition.