Mikan is one of the most popular fruits in Japan. It looks like mandarins, but the flavor is slightly different. Find out more about this particular kankitsu citrus of Japan.
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Oranges and citruses are called “kankitsu” in Japan. Out of many varieties, we introduce you to a few must-try kankitsu Japanese citruses. Which one do you want to try out?
Niboshi ramen is a specialty seafood ramen from Aomori prefecture. Learn how to make it at home using premium niboshi powder that adds strong umami flavor to your everyday ramen.
Naoshichi sudachi is one of the rarest citrus fruit unique to Kochi prefecture. It resembles a lime but packs umami flavor like no other. Find out how to use it to add refreshing citrus flavor to your everyday dish.
Tosa Dish is the regional food of Kochi Prefecture. From Katsuo No Tataki (seared skipjack tuna) to Sawachi Ryori (platter full of local delicacies), discover the unique flavor of Kochi.
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.
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.