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October 5, 2017

3 Edible Japanese Insects for Autumn

It’s autumn — the best time to eat insects! Join GaijinPot as we take a gastronomical tour of bugs in the traditional cuisine of Gifu and Nagano prefectures.

September 29, 2017

Autumn Mystery Fruit in Japan: Akebi

Somewhere in northern Japan, someone is cooking this fruit and making it taste fantastic. That person, though, is not me.

August 25, 2017

Vegan in Japan: 5 Tips and Tricks for Keeping to a Plant-Based Diet

Visiting (or living) in the land of sushi might seem like a vegan nightmare — but fear not, those on plant-based diets, we have some helpful advice for navigating the fish-filled culinary waters!

February 28, 2017

How to Make Matcha Pancakes

If you’re celebrating Shrove Tuesday in Japan, these fluffy “fuwa fuwa” matcha pancakes are easy to make and even easier to eat. Happy Pancake Day everyone!

February 26, 2017

How to Make Japanese Purple Stir Fry

Add a little color to tonight’s dinner with this on-trend recipe.

February 7, 2017

10 Cool Spots for Winter-Warming Street Food in Tokyo

Throw off that kotatsu blanket (go on, you can do it) and head outside to explore these Tokyo’s winter-warming street food hot spots.

January 5, 2017

Vegan in Sapporo: Tips for Vegans in Rural Japan

There’s no need to compromise your ethics or your experience as a vegan in rural Japan.

December 30, 2016

How to Make Chirashizushi

Serve up the one type of sushi Japanese families typically make at home. Perfect for the New Year celebrations!

December 7, 2016

How to Make a Christmas Matcha Log

Matcha and strawberries turn this roll cake into a festive fusion dessert for a very merry Japanese Christmas.

November 17, 2016

How to Make Japanese Spaghetti with Meatballs

Try this Japanese take on the classic Italian-American dish for a comforting winter meal.

November 9, 2016

How to Make Nikujaga (Meat and Potato Stew)

With winter coming faster than expected, nothing beats good ol’ meat and potatoes. Try this easy recipe for the Japanese version, known as nikujaga.

November 5, 2016

We Need to Talk about This Indian Curry in the Hokkaido Inaka

One man’s search for Indian curry has led him to this gem in Sapporo.

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