Recipe for Okonomiyaki Kansai style

Japanese cuisine, Japanese food recipe

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese dish. It’s a type of pancake with cabbage. Foreigners often call this “Japanese pizza”, but I don’t think it is a good analogy. Okonomiyaki is a flag dish of Hiroshima prefecture and city, although it is popular also in Osaka and the whole Kansai region. The Kansai version and Hiroshima version …

Japanese mochi rice cakes (New Year’s sweets)

Japanese cuisine, Japanese sweets wagashi

Happy New Year 2018! Since the New Year has just started, I thought it would be nice to share with you some New Year’s culinary Japanese traditions. The first of these concerns Japanese mochi / omochi rice cakes. Below you’ll find basic information about mochi and daifuku (“stuffed mochi“), motchitsuki tradition as well as the …

Recipe for mochi and daifuku

Japanese cuisine, Japanese food recipe, Japanese sweets wagashi

Mochi or omochi and daifuku (“stuffed mochi“) rice cakes are my most favourite traditional Japanese sweets. Some people think that the taste of the rice mochi mass is not very noticeable and bland. But I honestly love them and could eat a tone of them. Therefore, today I decided to share with you the recipe …

Sushi for the beginners: types and names of sushi

Japanese cuisine, Sushi

I have written several articles about Japanese sushi so far. However, I have never published such a post with the basics of sushi. I have finally prepared short guide “Sushi for the beginners” where you will find descriptions of various types and names of sushi. In next posts I will tell more about species of …

The Way of Tea. Japanese Tea Ceremony in Japan

Art of Tea, Japanese cuisine, Japanese tea

What is the tea ceremony in Japan? Does a foreigner have a chance to take part in a tea ceremony in Japan? I had the pleasure of taking part in such a ceremony at the tea pavilion in Himeji. See what it looked like. Learn the names of the individual tea utensils.