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'Made in Japan Cooking Tools': a gallery of traditional Japanese food items, collected by HUGE magazine and shown at this year's Milano Design Week.
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The Japanese Are Paying Thousands of Dollars for Massaged Melons
There’s a lot that goes on in order to grow a melon with a $15,000 price tag. The Japanese have some pretty special techniques to produce the perfect melons.
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A Tasty Trip to Japan
Get ready to watch a true foodies adventures as the previous S.Pellegrino Young Chef winners head to Japan for a trip of tasty discovery.
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The Fascinating Cooking Show Every Chef Loves to Watch
This Japanese cooking competition from the 90s should be required viewing for all chefs, culinary students and food lovers.
How to Make Japanese Souffle Pancakes
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How to Make Japanese Souffle Pancakes
Learn how to cook these towering light and fluffy pancakes at home and discover a whole new world come breakfast time.
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A Nordic Take on Japanese Ingredients
Discover five unique Japanese ingredients with Thomas Frebel, the ex Noma chef who recently opened the INUA restaurant in Tokyo.
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Watch A Chef Cook Tempura With His Bare Hands
Watch as a chef in Japan puts his hands into boiling oil while making tempura with no problems at all.
Watch Seiji Yamamoto Make His Famous Eel Dish
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Watch Seiji Yamamoto Make His Famous Eel Dish
Watch Michelin starred chef Seiji Yamamoto as he prepares the world famous eel dish at his RyuGin restaurant in Tokyo. Never seen so much caramelisation.
This Sushi Takes 3 Years to Prepare
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This Sushi Takes 3 Years to Prepare
Funazushi is no quick and easy sushi piece – it takes up to three years to prepare this rare dish of fermented carp.
25 Best Ramen in Japan
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25 Best Ramen in Japan
Take a look at this easy to follow visual guide to the 25 best ramen in Japan and start planning your ramen adventure!
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Watch Alain Ducasse in Japan
Watch Alain Ducasse on one of his many visits to Japan, as he meets producers and old friends in his constant search for the perfect ingredients.
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Bocuse d'Or Asia-Pacific 2018: Japan Wins!
Team Japan has won the Bocuse d'Or Asia-Pacific 2018 competition and will head to Lyon to compete in the grand final.
Japanese Hospital Food Looks Incredible!
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Japanese Hospital Food Looks Incredible!
Take a look at pictures of some incredible Japanese hospital food, which is certainly different from the notorious hospital food many are used to.
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Noma is coming to Japan
Former Noma chef, Thomas Frebal, opens new Tokyo restaurant, Inua, in partnership with Redzepi. Reservations open today!
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Japan’s Poison Puffer Fish, A Deadly Delicacy
A look at Fugu, a Japanese puffer fish, one of the most dangerous products in the world. Discover where to eat this sought-after and expensive delicacy.
10 Traditional Japanese Sweets Worth Discovering
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10 Traditional Japanese Sweets Worth Discovering
From arare to yokan, be sure to leave space for dessert time and discover the exciting world of wagashi.
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Kado: The New Art of Wagashi
Discover the new art form of Japanese sweet making with third generation Wagashi master, Junichi Mitsubori.
See the Tasting Menu at Possibly Japan’s Best Sushi Restaurant
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See the Tasting Menu at Possibly Japan’s Best Sushi Restaurant
Take look at the tasting menu at one of Japan's best sushi restaurants, where the chef serves a kyushu-style sushi packed with flavour.
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Japanese Artist Exhibits Customer's Tips
Over 8000 chopstick sleeves turned into paper sculptures by customers inspired Yuki Tatsumi's "Japanese Tip" in Tokyo. Take a look.
Meet Mongee, the Banana with Edible Skin
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Meet Mongee, the Banana with Edible Skin
Mongee is the incredible new banana developed in Japan using an ice age technique to develop a thinner and altogether tastier skin.
Amazing Food Porn from One of Japan’s Best Restaurants
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Amazing Food Porn from One of Japan’s Best Restaurants
Take a look at dishes from one of Japan's best and most beautiful restaurants.
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Flavours of Kyushu: Southern Japanese Food to Try
From the city of Fukuora to its tiny villages and hot springs, discover the culinary specialties from Kyushu, Japan's third-largest island.
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Michelin Guide to Kyoto and Osaka 2018 – the Full List
The Michelin Guide to Kyoto and Osaka has been released and the big news is that Japan now has two new, three star restaurants – see the full list.
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Tsukihana: A New Interactive Dining Experience in Tokyo
Sagaya restaurant and teamLab have created a multi-sensory immersive dinner in Tokyo, where guests are surrounded by images and sounds.
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Susumu Shimizu: Cooking Japanese Wild Meat
Chef Susumu Shimizu discusses Japanese wild meat culture, Teppan slow roasting and Passard’s forgotten legacy of meat cooking.
What Does a $140 Melon Taste Like?
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What Does a $140 Melon Taste Like?
Would you pay $140 for a melon? Watch people taste test expensive Japanese fruits to find out whether they're worth the money.
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Zaiyu Hasegawa: Championing Hospitality in Cooking
From a cultish restaurant to a 'World’s 50 Best' destination: Zaiyu Hasegawa shares the secrets of DEN’s inspired kaiseki success.
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Japanese Tradition Blossoms in London
In the spirit of the Hanami Japanese tradition, Sake No Hana Restaurant creates a cherry blossom six-week installation every year in spring.
White Strawberries from Japan
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White Strawberries from Japan
Designer fruits command eye-watering prices in Asia, including these rare white strawberries from Japan. Watch how they're cultivated.
10 Japanese Street Foods Worth Knowing
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10 Japanese Street Foods Worth Knowing
Whether you're heading to Japan or just in search of your next street food fix, check out these top Japanese street food dishes to ensure you're up to speed.
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Japan meets France: Chef Shinobu's cooking
Shinobu Namae combines lacto-fermentation with heritage Japanese foodstuff to create a new synergy for Franco-Japanese gastronomy.
19 Dishes from Japan's Newest Three Michelin Star Restaurants
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19 Dishes from Japan's Newest Three Michelin Star Restaurants
Take a look at dishes from the restaurants awarded three Michelin stars in the Michelin Guide to Hokkaido 2017.
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Luca Fantin: 'I was Obsessed by Ingredients'
A chat with Luca Fantin from Ginza Tower, the only Michelin-starred Italian chef In Tokyo and Japan mentor for S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition.
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Shinya Sakurai, Japanese Tea Ceremony Meets Mixology
How tea master mixologist and former bartender Shinya Sakurai is updating Japanese tea ceremonies with scent, sight, sound and liquor.
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Yuzu Citrus From A to Z: 26 Things to Know
Do you know much about yuzu? Here are 26 interesting facts and figures about the Japanese fruit, also known as citrus junos.
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Inside One of Tokyo's Best Unagi Restaurants
Take a look at this beautiful video shot at Hashimoto, a humble, family-run eel restaurant with a Michelin star.
Have You Tried Akita Beef?
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Have You Tried Akita Beef?
Take a look at this mouthwatering video, shot inside a Tokyo restaurant where prized Akita beef is served to excited diners.
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In Search of the Authentic Japanese Sake
A look at the authentic Japanese sake: what is sake, how it's produced and how the sake culture is evolving in Japan.
Raw Meat Birthday Cakes are Trending in Japan
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Raw Meat Birthday Cakes are Trending in Japan
Meat cakes are all the rage in Japan, where restaurants will assemble them raw for birthday celebrations.
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Chocolate Scented Incense Sticks from Japan
Stuck for Valentine's Day ideas? Try setting a sweet ambience with these chocolate infused incense sticks.
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Japanese Chef Cuts Amazing Vegetable Decorations
Watch a Japanese chef as he shows off some precision knife skills with his wonderful vegetable decorations.
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Blue Ramen: Yes, It's a Thing!
People in Japan are running to get a bowl ramen that uses spirulina algae to turn the broth bright blue.
Watch a Chef Prepare One of the World's Most Dangerous Foods
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Watch a Chef Prepare One of the World's Most Dangerous Foods
Watch an expert chef prepare fugu, the highly toxic pufferfish served as a delicacy in Japan.
Chanko Nabe, Japan's Famous Sumo Soup
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Chanko Nabe, Japan's Famous Sumo Soup
Watch an ex sumo wrestler and restaurateur talk about the hearty Japanese stew that is enjoyed by wrestlers and public alike, albeit in different quantities.
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4 Videos That Show How the Best Chefs Knives Are Made
Watch as the best chef knives are made from melted meteorite, huge cleavers are smashed down from hot steel and fine Japanese blades are finished.
Jiro Ono's 12 Step Guide on How to Eat Sushi
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Jiro Ono's 12 Step Guide on How to Eat Sushi
Jiro Ono offers up his 12 step guide on how to eat sushi correctly. Read this and you will always know how to eat sushi.
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Michelin Guide Tokyo 2017 - The Full List of Michelin Stars
The Michelin guide for Tokyo 2017 has been launched with the country now boasting two new two-starred restaurants. See the full list of Michelin stars.
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Floating Food in Japan
Check out the video from this Japanese restaurant showing how food arrives to customers floating on mini little boats.
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What it Takes to Be a Sushi Master
Take a look at the life of a sushi chef and the gruelling work it takes to get to the top of the sushi ladder.
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Bathe in Wine at this Japanese Spa Theme Park
Visitors to a “spa theme park” close to Tokyo can bathe in wine, as well as coffee and sake. Dive in.
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Soak in Soup-Scented Bath Salts From Japan
Turn your bath into a huge steaming bowl of ramen with these crazy gifts from Japan.
Why You've Probably Never Tasted Real Wasabi
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Why You've Probably Never Tasted Real Wasabi
Japanese food is popular around the world, but many of us may never have ever actually tasted real wasabi – find out why.
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Sushi Restaurant Accused of “Wasabi Terrorism”
A restaurant in Osaka has been accused of discrimination after deliberately smothering foreigners’ sushi with extra wasabi.
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Running a Ramen Restaurant in Japan
Find out what it's like to actually own and operate a Ramen shop in Tokyo, Japan.
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What Does a Chopstick Piano Sound Like?
Watch this mesmerising video of musician Sami Elu playing a chopstick piano made from recycled materials in Japan.
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Order the Food from Your Favourite Cooking Show While You Watch
Amazon is launching a new service that allows you to buy the food from cooking shows as you watch – a whole new way to buy food online.
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Yoshihiro Narisawa: 'My Hope for the Future? To Pursue Deliciousness'
A chat with Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, known for his dedication to sustainability and the natural environment, mentor at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Watch Shinobu Namae's Culinary Journey
Chef Shinobu Namae explores the importance of the tea ceremony in Japanese culture in the latest episode of CNN's Culinary Journeys series.
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Meet Tokyo's First Female Sushi Chef
Meet Yuki Chidui, one of Tokyo's first female sushi chefs and find out what it takes to break into such a male-dominated industry.
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Eat and Drink Like a Local in Tokyo
Finding a venue where to eat in Tokyo is never much of a problem, but here you can find a list of places to eat as the Japanese do.
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Japanese Kids Love Kyaraben Bento
Kyaraben, or Japanese character bento, sure beats your average school packed lunch.
Wasabi: Where does it Come From?
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Wasabi: Where does it Come From?
Find out where one of the world's most lucrative plants is grown and why you've probably never tasted it.
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Why is This Bunch of Grapes Worth 11K?
A bunch of Ruby Roman grapes has sold for $11,000 in Japan – find out why they’re so highly valued.
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Why Your Next Dinner Should Be Nikkei
We speak with chef Mitsuharu Tsumura about the continued rise of Nikkei cuisine outside of Peru.
How to Serve Sake: A Guide to 7 Serving Sets
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How to Serve Sake: A Guide to 7 Serving Sets
If you love sake, are you sure you're serving it correctly? Here's an indispensable guide to seven vessels depending on your sake style.
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Celebrate Summer with These Uchiwa Fan Lollipops
Discover the exquisite candy carving of Tokyo's Shinri Tazuka, who creates beautiful lollipops using a centuries–old tradition.
Watch the Fastest Mochi Maker in Japan
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Watch the Fastest Mochi Maker in Japan
Check out this video of Japanese mochi master Mitsuo Nakatani and his team creating the delicious Japanese treat using a nail-biting method.
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Meet Nobu San, Japan’s Culinary Global Citizen
A chat with restaurateur and legendary Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa about his culinary empire and "family": a staff of 3,000 people worldwide.
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Tetsuya Wakuda: "The Strength of Asian Food"
A chat with Japanese chef Tetsuya Wakuda Jury President at Asia Pacific Bocuse d’Or final, about Japan winning and the best talent Asia had to offer.
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Japanese Chef Kotaro Hasegawa on Winning Bocuse D'Or Asia Pacific
Japanese chef Kotaro Hasegawa expresses his joy at taking gold at Bocuse D'Or Asia Pacific and thinks ahead to the final in Lyon.
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Japan Unleashes Luxurious Gold-Covered Ice Cream
Can a humble ice cream cone get any more luxurious than being covered with edible gold leaf?
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Gaggan Anand: "Next Stop Japan"
We speak with Gaggan Anand as the owner of Asia's Best Restaurant exclusively reveals his plans to one day open a place in Japan.
The Price of Wagyu Beef: How Much Does it Cost?
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The Price of Wagyu Beef: How Much Does it Cost?
There’s nothing quite like the taste and texture of real Wagyu beef. A little taste of this "Japanese Cow" can cost a small fortune, is it worth the price?
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Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Launches New Porcelain Tableware
If it's time to upgrade your dinner service, Nobu's stylistic new Japanese dishes are now on available to buy at his restaurants and online.
How to Cook with Konjac: The Japanese Wonder Food
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How to Cook with Konjac: The Japanese Wonder Food
Konjac has incredible nutritional credentials and turned into noodles is a great carb substitute. Find out why it's such an interesting ingredient.
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People Are Going Crazy for These Chocolate Slices from Japan
The latest food product to catch people's attention are these chocolate slices from Japan.
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What's It Actually Like to Eat Virtual Food?
Bite down on a binary brioche? A look at the idea of virtual food - foods that alter in shape and smell to change the eating experience.
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Water Cake Recipe: How to Make Japan's Water Cake
Called Water Cake, this jelly like dessert is super popular in Japan and much easier to make than you'd imagine. Discover the recipe and try to make it at home.
The History of Sushi Explained
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The History of Sushi Explained
This interesting infographic takes a look at the history of sushi, how it was started, how it evolved and how it became so popular.
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Here's Your Chance to Visit and Learn in Japan
The British Hospitality Association is searching for seven chefs to take part in an all expense paid culinary research trip to Japan.
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Top Chefs on Tokyo's Unique and Dynamic Culinary Reputation
From Michelin starred dining to Street food, precision and perfection characterize Tokyo's burgeoning food scene recognized by chefs worldwide.
Introducing Okonomiyaki, the Japanese Pancake
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Introducing Okonomiyaki, the Japanese Pancake
This delicious cabbage based pancake is a fun and flexible dish to add to your repertoire, once you've mastered how to pronounce its name.
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How to Eat Like the World's Healthiest People
National Geographic explorer and New York Times best selling author of The Blue Zones returns with a sequel on the 'how' of a long and healthy life.
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A Double Skinned Banana - Only in Japan
A company in Japan is hoping to attract attention with double skinned banana peels. A waste of packaging or genius idea?
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40 Must Visit Restaurants Around the World
Business Insider have published a list of 40 must visit restaurants around the world, including underwater spots in the Maldives and high end sushi in Tokyo.
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Soy Sauce Makes His Squid Dance in the Bowl
You won't believe what happens when this customer pours soy sauce on top of squid. It literally stands up and starts dancing.
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Otsuku Meat Restaurant in Japan
Otsuku is a restaurant in Kyoto that's just been voted the best restaurant in Japan by Trip Advisor users.
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Dominique Ansel's Tokyo Bakery Opens Today
Dominique Ansel's new balkers in Tokyo opens its doors today with people already forming a queue. It will serve a selection of Japanese inspired desserts.
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Bento Box Art Spreads to The West
A look at the work of Mike Kravanis a Western artist practicing Japanese style Bento Art called Kyaraben. See some of his work.
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The Birth of Sake Documentary Now Screening
The beautiful trailer for the new Birth of Sake documentary. A cinematic film that focus on the traditions of 5th generation sake brewery in Japan.
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Beautiful Flower Desserts From Japan
Feast your eyes on these gorgeous edible flower desserts sold only in Tokyo - they are a tasty blend of Bavarian cream, gelatin and edible flowers.
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Realistic Animal Lollipops from Japan
A great video that shows the work of Shinri Tezeka, a Japanese artist who creates realistic animal lollipops using sugar.
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Want Better Skin? Take A Ramen Noodle Bath
Do you love ramen? Head on over to Japan where a spa house is offering a special a ramen noodle bath designed to leave your skin feeling silky smooth.
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Video: Rene Redzepi Meets Jiro Ono
A video of what happened when Rene Redzepi sat down to sample sushi and drink tea with the world famous sushi master Jiro Ono.
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Japanese Museum Launches a Black Frog Burger
A museum in Japan is serving up a black frog burger - a whole crispy fried frog inside a totally black bun - as part of their Deadly Poison exhibition.
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This Breakfast was Cooked in a Mini Toy Kitchen
Watch as AAAJoken cooks up a breakfast complete withs crumbled eggs, sausage and coffee using a miniature toy kitchen from Japan.
10 Important Table Manners When Eating Japanese Food
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10 Important Table Manners When Eating Japanese Food
A very simple infographic that offers up 10 simples rules to follow when dining in Japan, like the fact that you should never top up your own drink.
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You Can Actually Buy the Tableware from Noma's Japan Pop-Up
Rene Redzepi and his Noma Japan team are selling their used tableware, cutlery and even shelving from their recent pop-up at the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo.
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Yasuhiro Sasajima: "Umami is Everywhere"
An interview withe the Japanese chef Yasuhiro Sasajima who runs Il Ghiottone, a restaurant that serves Italian food in Kyoto. Enjoy the video!
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Japan semi-finalists | S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015
The Japan region has selected its ten semi-finalists for the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 global talent search. Here is the full list.
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Single Woman Offers Date at Noma Pop-up in Japan - and She’ll Pay the Bill!
A single lady is offering one lucky man the chance to dine with her at the Noma pop-up in Japan.
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Japan Jury Members announced for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Challenge
The Japanese jury for the local selection of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 has been announced - find out which chefs will be taking part.
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The Michelin Guide for Tokyo 2015 - The List
The first dedicated Michelin Guide for Tokyo 2015 has been published with one new restaurant receiving the highest accolade of three Michelin stars.
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A Day at Katsuura Fish Market in Japan
Join us in a tour of Katsuura fish market, in Japan’s Kii Peninsula: buyers come from Osaka and Kyoto to attend the auctions and get the best fish available.
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Michelin Guide for Kansai 2015 - The List
The 2015 Michelin guide for the Kansai region of Japan has been published with three new restaurants gaining a two-star rating.
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Rene Redzepi to Extend Noma's Stay in Japan
Rene Redzepi will keep Noma in Japan open for a longer period of time to meet the high demand for reservations.
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Chef Yoshiaki Takazawa: "Ten Seats, My Homage to Japanese Culture"
An exclusive video interview with famous chef Yoshiaki Takazawa, from Takazawa in Tokyo: the restaurant, opened in 2005, is known to have only ten seats.
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Japanese Chef Shows Off Supreme Knife Skills
A video of a sushi chef transforming a cucumber into all sorts of different shapes using nothing but a sharp knife and some precision cutting.
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Cutlery Designed Just for Ramen
This spoon and fork combination has been designed specifically to make eating ramen noodles and broth a whole lot easier.
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Make Sake at Home
Uncommon Goods have launched a new home brew sake kit that allows people to brew up their own batch of the Japanese rice wine.
WATCH: A Japanese Chef Shows You How To Eat Sushi
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WATCH: A Japanese Chef Shows You How To Eat Sushi
Watch a Japanese sushi master explain the art of eating sushi and what you've been doing wrong all along.
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This Blue Burger Looks Like Planet Earth
Check out the Blue Burger, an out of this world treat offered at a museum in Japan. Would you eat it?
10 Strange Sushi Styles Around Yhe World
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10 Strange Sushi Styles Around Yhe World
A look at a range of strange sushi styles from around the world - include a haggis sushi from Scotland and insect sushi in Japan.
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Eat and Buy at Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Discover some of the best gourmet foods you can eat and buy at Nishiki Market in Kyoto: from the Emperors' cuisine to some of the world's most expensive rice.
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Pokémon-Themed Restaurant Opens in Japan
Now you can eat Pokémon-themed food at The Pikachu Cafe, a pop-up restaurant that just opened in Japan.
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What is Fish Acupuncture?
Katy Perry woke the web after tweeting about eating some fish that had recently undergone acupuncture - but what exactly is fish acupuncture?
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Japanese Kaiseki, Tradition Goes Upscale
Why Japan's kaiseki tradition - small, painstakingly prepared tidbits entrenched in nature - has become one of the greatest forces influencing modern dining.
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World's Most Expensive Grapes Sell for $5,400 A Bunch
The world's most expensive grapes sold at an auction in Japan for $5,400 a bunch - that's $180 for each individual grape.
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Noma in Japan - Tickets Open June 23rd
News on Rene Redzepi and Noma in Japan as ticket go on sale for the special dinners planned for the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo.
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Making Washoku: Japanese Traditional Food Items | Gallery
With the Japanese traditional food culture, washoku, recognized as UNESCO Intangible cultural heritage, here is a gallery of artisanal and design kitchen tools.
Girl Orders Cooked Sushi at World's Best Sushi Restaurant
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Girl Orders Cooked Sushi at World's Best Sushi Restaurant
A Chinese girl visiting one of the world's best sushi restaurants has upset the internet after she asked that the master behind the counter cook her fish.
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This Is Actually Cake, Honestly!
Although they may look like bowls of ramen noodles and traditional Japanese dumplings, these realistic creations are actually made from cake.
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The Banana That Costs $6
Check out this banana from Japan that costs nearly $6. There were only 59 of the limited editions fruits available.
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René Redzepi Talks About Noma in Japan
René Redzepi talks about his plans to take the entire Noma team to Japan for two months and how he has a future plan for Noma that involves the country.
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Cooking the Classics: Japanese Sushi
Who has 'invented' sushi, and when? Here is a look at the history of sushi: from its earliest form as a method of preserving fish, to the restaurants worldwide.
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Noma to Move to Japan's Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo
Rene Redzepi has confirmed that he will be relocating to the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo when the entire Noma team move to Japan for two months in 2015.
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Is This The World's Tiniest Sushi?
Watch a Japanese chef make tiny pieces of sushi from slivers of fish, nori and a single grain of rice. It's incredible!
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Take a Look Inside Japan's Rabbit Cafe
A look inside the rabbit cafe in Japan where customers are invited to cuddle with bunnies while they enjoy their drinks.
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Cute Japanese Orange Peel Art
The Japanese have been using orange peels to make incredible food art. Here's a glimpse of some whimsical creations.
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5 Crazy Cool Robot Restaurants
Robots are invading kitchens around the world. If you'd like to enjoy a taste of the future, here are five awesome robot restaurants to add to your bucket list.
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The Burger Wrapper to Eat With Your Mouth Open
A Japanese burger chain have launched a new line of burger wrappers that allow female customers to devour their largest burgers in privacy.
Japanese Brewery Creates Black Garlic Beer
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Japanese Brewery Creates Black Garlic Beer
Fancy something a little different? Here's a look at an interesting brew coming from Japan that's fermented with black garlic.
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Michelin Guide for Western Japan Announced
A look at the latest announcement of the Michelin guide for West Japan 2014 with two new three star restaurants, taking the regions total to 14.
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Amazing Bento Box Food Art
Check out the amazing bento box food art created by blogger Samantha over at Eatzy Bitzy.
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Unique Restaurants: Tokyo's Automated Sushi Bar
Are you up for a high-tech dining experience? Head on over to Japan where you can dine at a completely automated sushi restaurant in Tokyo.
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Mobile Device That Recreates Smells
A new invention coming from Japan that allows users to plug in a device to their mobile and smell the different kinds of foods of their choice.
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'Alice in Wonderland' Comes To Life At Japanese Restaurants
In Japan, a series of unique restaurants are designed to make 'Alice and Wonderland' accessible to diners eager to escape reality.
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Where Does Grant Achatz go for Dinner?
Where does one of the best chefs in the world like to go for dinner? The small island of Sado in the Japan for a special meal prepared by Yoshi Takazawa.
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Best Japanese Knives and Knife Sharpeners
A collection of the highest quality Japanese chef knives compiled by the team over at Chef Steps - a great starting point for anyone needing a new knife.
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Welcome to The World of Sushi Art
A look at the world of sushi art from Tama-Chan - a chef who gets rather creative with his sushi rolls.
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Video: Ferran and Albert Adria's Pakta Restaurant
A look inside the new restaurant by Ferran and Albert Adria - called Pakta it serves a range of Nikkei cuisine - a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food.
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Japan's Wild Robot Restaurant
For a high-tech dining experience head on over to Tokyo's Robot Restaurant - one of the most unique restaurants in Japan.
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The Rice Cooker for The Car
A look at the latest technological food invention to hit Japan - a rice cooker that cooks rice in just 25 minutes powered by a battery in a car.
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Japanese Pickles or Nukazuke: A Challenging Task
Our Food reporter Amie Watson tries her hands at Nukazuke, a dire and challenging foodie task. Find out how her experiment went and be inspired to try it too.
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Adorable Marshmallow Food Art
Want to have a reason to smile in the morning? Pop these kitty marshmallows into your cup and watch as they float in your drink.
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Move Over Cronut, The Sushi Donut Has Arrived
The sushi donut is the latest sweet and savory craze to hit Japan and Thailand. Read what it's all about.
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Japanese Man Wanted to Eat Mayonnaise - Pay $1,500
A company in Japan is seeeking a Japanese man to be paid $1,500 for eating Mayonnaise and submitting five cholesterol tests.
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Melon Sells for Over $15,000
A man has purchased a melon in Japan for over $15,000 - the Ubari melon was purchased on the first day of the season and carries great significance in Japan
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Teen Charges $54K Bar Tab To Dad's Credit Card
A 16-year old teen in Japan racked up a $54,000 bar tab on this father's credit card. The craziest part? A judge ruled he's not required to pay it all back!
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Need A Haircut? Try The Ripe Tomato Look
Unbelievable but true, the ripe tomato haircut is a trend popular among teenagers in Japan. Would you pay to have your hair look like a tomato?
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Foods Eaten in Japan That Aren't Sushi
Sushi is not the only food eaten in Japan. Here's some other foods eaten by the Japanese - including the fact that they like to put mayonnaise on top of pizza.
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The Sushi Teaching Toy
A fish stall owner from the Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan has developed a tuna toy to teach people how to properly dissect the fish.
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How Miso is Made and More Miso Facts
A look at the Japanese ingredient of Miso including an explanation as to how it is made and just what it's used for.
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Beautiful Japanese Style Knife Design
Silhouette: two knives created by the Norwegian designer Petter Skogstad built to reflect an understanding of Japanese culture and tradition.
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The Hi Tech Beer Frother
A look at a Japanese company that has created a range of devices to help breath fresh life into dead beer.
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An Installation of Leaf Designs
A look at the work of the Japanese artist Makoto Azuma who has created a set of intricate leaf designs for the Shinjuku department store.
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Wicky Priyan: The Sri Lankan Sushi Master
Meet Wicky Priyan, one of the only foreigners to ever be welcomed into the exclusive, closed-door, world of high-end Japanese sushi.
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The Kikkoman Soy Sauce Story
A look at a new film shot by the Academy Award nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker - a short that focuses on the production of a very special soy sauce
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Make a Jelly Mold of Your Body
Fancy turning yourself into a lifelike gummy bear? We thought so, the fab cafe in Japan is offering people the chance to gummy up their own body
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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants - The Top 10
A look at the top ten on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list with mention of some of the restaurants on the list to win special awards on the night
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Need A Nap? Head To This Japanese Cafe
Ever wished for a power nap in the middle of the day? This Japanese cafe lets working women get some shut eye during their hectic days
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2013 Michelin Guide for France Released
The 2013 Michelin Guide for France has been released and with 27 three starred restaurants the country now sits in pole position alongside Japan
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Illegal Eats from Around The World
A round up of illegal foods from around the world - from Scottish haggis to the toxic fugu liver of Japan
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It's Asia's Time to Shine
With just 25 days until Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is announced FDL take a look at this part of the world and the exciting food and chefs it has to offer
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The History of Sushi (Infographic)
If you love sushi, here's a quick visual guide about the history of this world famous food
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Never be Lonely Eating Noodles Again
A look at a new design from Japan that allows people to place stand their iPhone on the edge of their ramen noodle bowls
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Miso Ramen Ice Cream...Yummy or Not?
Miso ramen ice cream is a real thing in Japan. Watch as an eager Japanese foodies discover this strange dessert...is it love at first bite?
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The Burger Vending Machine from Japan
A look at the latest food to be given a vending makeover as reports from Japan reveal their latest craze - burger vending machines
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Amazing Japanese Coffee Art
Is that Hello Kitty in your cappuccino? Japanese artist Kazuki Yamamoto creates masterpieces out of coffee
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Tokyo Crowned Michelin Capital
For the sixth year in a row, Tokyo is the gastro capital of the world. The city is home to the most restaurants with three Michelin stars
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This Man May Be The Most Passionate Noodle Maker in The World
Meet the man who farms his own wheat, produces Udon Noodles and then sells them in his own restaurant
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A Video of Food From Japan
A snapshot of food and culture through Japan from the team over at The Perennial Plate
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Food Pictures from Osaka in Japan
A collection of food pictures from Osaka in Japan - taken by the food photographer Adam Goldberg
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Women With Vegetable Weapons
Japanese photographer Tsuyoshi Ozawa promotes peace by taking pictures of women with vegetable guns
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Japan's Amazing Fruit Market
This innovative fruit market is a beautiful spot to add to your itinerary when visiting Japan
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Pictures: Alex Atala Enjoys Tokyo
During his trip to Tokyo for the G9 gastro-summit, Alex Atala enjoyed the city with his colleagues Ferran Adria, Massimo Bottura, Gastón Acurio and Joan Roca
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The Secrets Of Japanese Dashi, More Than Just A Stock
It's one of the building blocks of Japanese cooking: a look at how dashi is made and used, and the secret techniques the top chefs use to make it taste great
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Make Perfect Food With The Cooking Simulator
Are you guilty of burning food? Improve your cooking with the Japanese-designed cooking simulator
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More than a Chopstick - More than a Spoon
A simple invention that combines chopsticks, a spoon and a serving bowl in one simple design
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Ice cream comes in many shapes, sizes and flavors and now a Tokyo based confectionery company has launched their own Soy sauce ice cream
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The Hi-Tech Bakery in Japan
This hi-tech Japanese bakery has employed the use of new facial recognition technology to allow shoppers to easily scan and pay for their items
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The $6,000 Rolling Stones Whiskey
A Japanese whiskey producer is set to release a limited edition Rolling Stones Whiskey costing over $6,0000 a bottle
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Get Out The Rain and Hide Under a Lettuce
The Vegetabrella - the lettuce looking umbrella from the design team at Tokyo Noble based in Japan
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The Japanese Restaurant In A Tree
Welcome to the Harbor Dinner, a restaurant in Japan that sits 20 feet high nestled in the branches of a huge tree
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Visit Japan's Cup Noodles Museum
Do you love ramen noodles? Don't miss an opportunity to visit Japan's CupNoodles Museum, an interactive feast for the eyes
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Japanese Design: Amazing Handcrafted Tea Caddies
Kyoto-based company Kaikado has developed a series of handmade chazutsu: traditional Japanese tins for tea storage
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$26,000 For a Pair of Melons
Most expensive Foods: The Japanese Melons that average $100 and have fetched up to $26,000 at auction - this may be the world's most expensive fruit
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Foie Gras And Eggplant With A Japanese Twist
If you love foie gras, try making this easy Japanese appetizer of eggplant, meat and miso
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Roll Your Sushi With A Pattern Designed Nori
Tokyo-based agency I&S BBDO has designed a very special set of symbolic nori, that brings together Japanese traditional patterns and laser cutting techniques
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Our Homage to Japanese Ice Sculptor Takeo Okamoto
We raise our glass to Takeo Okamoto, the genius ice sculptor who leaves a legacy of brilliant ice-carved masterpieces
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Amazing Food Art Masterpieces Created Using Only Salt
Salt is turned into unique installations by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto: his works are now hosted in France and will soon move to the Spoleto festival
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The World's Hottest Noodles
A food performance from a Japanese chef who sets fire to his customer's noodles before they're served
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50 Best Restaurants: FDL Revisits Narisawa
FDL revisits the famous chef Yoshihiro Narisawa - voted best restaurant in Asia at the 2011 World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards
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Japanese Life in 365-Days Charming Everyday Things
From Japan with true love, the simple things that make life a little tastier: from Paris to Tokyo, an exhibition displays an everyday life item a day
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Video: Ultra-Realistic Fake Cabbage Being Made in Japan
A video of a Japanese man teaching workers at a fake food factory how to make ultra realistic fake cabbage. Fortunately not to be served for dinner.
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Ramen Noodles: Facts and Figures | Infographic
Ramen Noodles are a traditional Japanese food now known all around the world: enjoy the great infographic shared by the Hack College team
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Expensive Fish: The World's Most Expensive Fish
A Japanese businessman has bought the most expensive tuna in the world, but what else could he have purchased with the same money?
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Wagyu, Beef that's fit for a King. And a Sheikh Too
Beef connoisseurs will pay any price for it: FDL flew to western Japan to visit a traditional wagyu beef farm with one question in mind: why is it so special?
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All About Sake, the Japanese Rice Wine
Discover the ancient history of sake, traditional drink from the Far East, made from rice. Paolo Basso, best European sommelier, drives you to sake tasting
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Bento Box on the Web: Sites and Sources
Looking for a way to make lunchtime more appealing for your kids? Here are some great links to get you started.
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The History of the Bento Box
There would be no bento without boiled rice. And the most treasured ones are made with love.
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Pizza and Pacman: How the Story Begun
Pacman began life as a pizza.
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The Perfect Picnic: Ten Rules by Tokyo Picnic Club
A group of Japanese architects and designers try to redefine picnic in the urban context. They wrote 15 rules: this is our top ten