Japanese cuisines
There's more than just sushi

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Specialty cuisines

Learn more about Japan's favorite dishes
Lightly batter-fried seafood and vegetables
Grilled pork on skewers and other pork dishes
Charcoal-grilled freshwater eel
Deep-fried octopus dumplings, an Osaka specialty
Learn about different ramen styles,and how to use the ticket machine
Grilled chicken on skewers, with sauce or just salt
Japan's most popular comfort food
Deep-fried pork cutlet
Sea grapes and other regional delicacies
Savory pancakes in Osaka, Hiroshima and Tokyo versions
Quick-cooked stews that are perfect for winter
A glossary of Japanese fish and seafood

All about sake

An introduction to different types of sake, plus a glossary of sake terminology
Sake brewers dress up for festivals and tastings around the country
Whether it's fine pottery or a humble cedar box, sake cups and flasks are an important part of the sake-drinking experience
Learn how to decipher the Japanese labels on a bottle of sake
The best foods to nibble on while you're drinking sake
What kind of sake goes best with cheese, game meats and foie gras?
 

All about sake

An introduction to different types of sake, plus a glossary of sake terminology
Sake brewers dress up for festivals and tastings around the country
Whether it's fine pottery or a humble cedar box, sake cups and flasks are an important part of the sake-drinking experience
Learn how to decipher the Japanese labels on a bottle of sake
The best foods to nibble on while you're drinking sake
What kind of sake goes best with cheese, game meats and foie gras?

Culinary culture

Is it matcha or bancha? Learn all about the different varieties and grades of green tea in Japan.
From tofu gorgeous vegetables to elegant kaiseki service, Kyoto has a unique culinary tradition.
Dried sardines and herring roe, fish-paste cakes and black beans - it must be time for osechi-ryori.
Looking for the perfect crunch - all about sembei crackers and how they're made

The Japanese kitchen

From strainers and graters to bamboo baskets - an introduction to the everyday tools used in Japanese cooking
Practical and beautiful - a look at hand-made graters from Japanese craftsmen
Simple but elegant - cypress-wood tubs for steamed rice and makisu mats for making sushi rolls.
Knives, chisels and other tools for decorative vegetable carving

Vegetable carving


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