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Japanese cakes: kawaii and yummy!

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All of you who had the opportunity to travel in Japan or live there will agree in the same way: Japanese service is absolutely impeccable. There are only few examples where the customer is not served quickly, efficiently and politely. … Read more

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Momiji manju : the maple pastry from Miyajima

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Manju are japanese pastries derived from mochi, other desserts well known in Japanese cuisine. Manju consists of a dough of flour, water, sugar and starch, filled with red bean paste (which comes from azuki beans). They are boiled but served cold, usually … Read more

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Mother’s day in Japan

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Mother’s Day is obviously also celebrated in Japan. It takes place on May’s second Sunday, as in most countries of the world. This is not a holiday but on a Sunday, the Japanese don’t work and can celebrate this day … Read more

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Nutella in Japan

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In Japan, Nutella ヌテラ is quite hard to find and sold in tiny pots at a prohibitive cost. It’s quite rare to run into Nutella in a konbini, but in major cities supermarkets, it can be found on ‘world food’ shelves. In … Read more

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The fastest sushi chef in Japan!

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Here is a short video filmed inside a ‘kaiten-zushi’ restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo during my latest trip to Japan last summer. This concept, known in the West as ‘sushi bars’ or ‘conveyor belt sushi’, offers to sit around the kitchen while the chefs prepare small plates of sushi, sashimi and … Read more

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Japanese desserts and sweets

Peach Mochi

You might think that Japanese food and society don’t leave much room for desserts: cakes, sweets, candies and such. Perhaps because a large majority of Japanese people are very slim. Yet the Japanese are quite greedy and very inventive in their production of desserts. Here are a few pictures I took during my … Read more

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The best sushi restaurant

Salmon sushi

As everywhere else in the world, the best restaurants in Japan are not necessarily the most famous. Contrary to popular belief, sushi restaurants are not the most numerous in Japan. There are obviously a lot of ‘kaiten zushi’ / conveyor … Read more

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