What's eggy, sweet, and can be made in under an hour?
Swish, swish, dunk, plop, chomp! With a name like "shabu shabu", you're eating what you're hearing.
A favourite winter dish in Japan, the comforting aspects of sukiyaki means you don't have to go beyond the clouds to find happiness.
In Japan, food must not only taste good, but look good as well. The traditional craft of amezaiku (sugar sculpting) fits the bill...perhaps a little too well. The creations are almost too beautiful to eat!
Osaka boasts a large repertoire of dishes, but the most loved and well-known are yaki dishes. Grilled, broiled, BBQ-ed, fried, and just generally cooked at a high fiery temperature, this method of cooking is unpretentious and comforting.
A city that's crazy about food? It's hard to beat Osaka! Not only is it known as The Nation's Kitchen, but Osakans are known to 'eat until they drop'...or go bankrupt - whichever comes first! (well...maybe not QUITE that literally)
Despite only 1 percent of Japan's population being Christian, Christmas is a huge event in Japan. But it's nothing like how it's celebrated in the West. The Japanese celebrate with cake, fried chicken, and romance.
KitKats: it's chocolate, it's wafers, and it's...British. Yet while KitKat sales are declining in Britain, they're steadily rising in Japan.
Another dish belonging to the youshoku (Western) food group. Japanese curry is sweeter, milder and thicker than other well-known curries around the world.
Omuraisu (Eng: omurice) is quick, easy to make, and comforting. A classic youshoku (Western) meal. And it has some interesting stories behind its creation.