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This vegetable curry has bold flavors to keep everyone happy

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Vegetable curries are a great hearty choice for a vegetarian meal. Filled with bold flavors and a good variety of vegetables, they can be healthy, satisfying, and delicious—as long as the vegetables are well cooked and the flavors are balanced. To nail the bold flavor we turned to a few… Read

RESTAURANT REVIEW

California heart and soul at Crowley’s Kitchen

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Peppered with cool third-wave coffee shops, eclectic antique homeware stockists and organic delis filled with vibrant produce, the hipster backstreets of Tokyo's Yoyogi-Koen seem like the perfect fit for Crowley’s California Kitchen — a home away from home for its San Franciscan owner Jefferey Bischoff. This is not Bischoff’s first… Read

Food

Meet your favorite Sesame Street characters at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Japan

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Once again, Krispy Kreme gives us a line of doughnuts that are way too cute to eat! That’s right, Sesame Street and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Japan have teamed up to turn some of TV’s most beloved characters into tasty treats, and the results look as sweet as can be. According to the released information, three Sesame Street characters will… Read

Food

Don’t forget to eat your special sports fish sausage if you’re exercising in Japan

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Nutrition and exercise are both pillars of good physical health, and Japan has plenty of supplements to keep its professional and amateur athletes supplied with the dietary building blocks their sports-loving bodies crave. Some of these are sports drinks, such as the startlingly named Pocari Sweat, while others are snacks… Read

Food

Taco Bell Osaka branches now selling okonomiyaki burritos

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Okonomiyaki is one of Japan’s many comfort foods. Often called a “Japanese savory pancake”, this Osaka-specialty cuisine is a mixture of flour, eggs, shredded cabbage, pickled ginger, and whatever other ingredients you want to put into it, cooked over a teppan grill, then topped with a special sauce, some mayonnaise, some bonito flakes, and, finally,… Read

Food

Tips for hosting an authentic Japanese dinner party

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There’s no denying that Tokyo is a paradise for foodies. The city is often referred as the culinary capital and continues to boast the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world — a total of 230 compared with second-place Paris’ 118. But having lived (and gloriously stuffed my face)… Read

Food

On-demand food delivery service launches English website in Sendai

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HOLAX, a company based in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, has launched an English website for its food delivery service. In addition to partnering with restaurants across Sendai to bring their delicious meals to customers, HOLAX also provides a grocery shopping delivery service. HOLAX was formed in March 2018 by Franz and Rie Lawrence.… Read

HOTEL NEWS

Grand Hyatt Tokyo to host magical masquerade party inspired by the Carnival in Venice

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On Feb 23, Grand Hyatt Tokyo will host its first-ever masquerade party inspired by the Carnival in Venice, a festival held every year around February, where attendants wear elaborate masks to celebrate the history and culture of Venice. The event will be held for one night only at The French… Read

Food

We try Freshness Burger’s latest creation, the Blueberry Cheese Burger

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When you’re an expat in Japan and you get a little tired of eating Japanese food, one type of American cuisine you won’t ever be hard-pressed to find is a hamburger. Between McDonald’s, Burger King, Mos Burger, Lotteria, and Freshness Burger, you’re bound to stumble upon a chain on some corner or another, and while you’re… Read

TABLE TALK

Rethinking Chicken Florentine with clearer, brighter flavors

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Chicken Florentine is a buffet-line favorite featuring chicken breast and spinach in a mild cream-and-Parmesan sauce -- sometimes stuffed inside, sometimes stacked on top. All of these components are good, but this dish can often be stodgy (think old-fashioned casserole) or fussy (involving dredging chicken in flour and sauteeing). We… Read

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