Tag Archive: Japan

High quality Japanese eggs – people can eat them raw

Watch the above video to find out how the high quality Japanese eggs are produced.

Why do Japanese eat raw eggs?
Japanese eggs are safe to eat raw and it is quite common for people to eat raw eggs.
“Tamago Kake Gohan” (raw egg on rice) is a popular Japanese breakfast menu and people eat Sukiyaki dipped in raw egg. (It may sound odd or yuck to some, but they are quite nice! Try them in Japan when you have a chance.)

Washoku at Narita International Airport

Visiting Japan through Narita International Airport?
If so, try some Washoku, Japanese cuisine at the airport.

About a month ago (17 November 2016), Narita Airport opened NARITA Dining Terrace, which is a new area on the 4th floor of the Central Building in Terminal 1 including six authentic Japanese restaurants.
Those restaurants are the ones you can find in the central city of Tokyo, but now you can taste their quality authentic Japanese cuisine while at the airport.

New 6 Japanese Restaurants “NARITA Dining Terrace” Open ! (Narita International Airport Official Website)


Not only the above six Japanese restaurants, but also there are other restaurants at the Narita Airport, where you can try some Japanese food.
Here is a list of them for you:

Terminal 1, Central Bldg, 5th Floor

Homemade Udon Noodles KINEYAMUGIMARU
Udon noodle, tempura, onigiri
* This restaurant’s kitchen is halal certified.

Kaitenzushi (Conveyor belt sushi)

Fried pork cutlet, curry dishes

Terminal 1, Central Bldg, 4th Floor

Japanese-style family restaurant specializing in set menus (fish and meat dishes, tempura, sashimi and udon noodles)

Soba noodles

Yakiniku syokudou Yanma
Grilled meat dishes

Tonkatsu shinjuku saboten
Deep-fried pork cutlets

Japanese Ramen Tomita
Ramen noodles

A new brand of Kyoto’s established rice connoisseurs, Hachidaime Gihey

Tsukiji – Sushiiwa

Wazen(Japanese-style set meals), donburi, udon and soba noodles


Dashichazuke EN
Dishes with the rich taste of the highest quality dashi stock

Terminal 1, Central Bldg, 3rd Floor

My Favorite Japanese Foods TATSU
All-time favorites from Japanese household menus (Udon noodles, hamburger steak, curry, Sukiyaki, Ochazuke, Tempura rice bowl, fried noodles, Japanese stew etc.)

Terminal 1, No.3 Satellite, 3rd Floor

Sushi Kyotatsu
*After passport control.


Terminal 2, Main Building, 4th Floor

* This restaurant’s kitchen is halal certified.

Soba noodles

obon de gohan
A cafe serving healthy, well-balanced meals (Set meals with generous servings of vegetables, meat and fish dishes, Dashichazuke(rice served with dashi soup), Udon noodles)

Pork cutlet dishes (Some chicken cutlet dishes as well)


Sushi Misakimaru
Edo style sushi and set menus

Udon wheat noodles and soba buckwheat noodles

Takeaway sushi

Sushi-go-round GANSOZUSHI
Kaitenzushi(Conveyor belt sushi)

A spacious cafeteria with over 200 seats (Japanese food to Western and Chinese cuisine)

Takoyaki(Octopus Balls – wheat flour-based cooked batter balls containing pieces of octopus.)

Terminal 2, Main Building, 2nd Floor

Beef on rice donburi

Terminal 2, Satellite, 3rd Floor

Beef on rice donburi
*After passport control.

Japanese dishes with Miso
*After passport control.


Restaurants & Shops at Terminal 3

Terminal 3, 2nd Floor

Miyatake Sanuki Udon
Udon and soba noodles

Nagasaki Champon Ringer Hut
Champon noodles



Hope the above list is helpful!

Are you serious? Strawberry shortcake instant yakisoba noodles

Myojo Yakisoba Ippei-chan Shortcake
Photo: Myojo Foods

It’s less than a month before Christmas, and you may be thinking of a Christmas cake.
Here in New Zealand, where I live, it’s common to have a rich fruit cake for Christmas.
(By the way, I thought ‘Christmas mince pie’ was made from beef mince until the very moment I had it the first time. :-))

Unlike in New Zealand, it’s quite common in Japan to have a strawberry shortcake for Christmas.
But not Strawberry shortcake instant Yakisoba noodles!!!

Strawberry shortcake instant Yakisoba noodles are set to cause a stir this Christmas (RocketNews24)

It’s available nationwide in Japan from 5 December 2016.
It comes with vanilla flavoured mayo…

This is not the first time!
Myojo released Yakisoba noodle with chocolate sauce earlier this year.
We try new yakisoba noodles with chocolate sauce (Spoiler: it’s awful) (RocketNews24)

Hmm… Strawberry shortcake Yakisoba noodle or Chocolate Yakisoba noodle…
Which would you like to try?

Must eat food in Japan

“What should I eat when I visit Japan?”

This is one of the most common questions, people ask me before they visit Japan.
Hmm… it’s a really good question.
There are so many tasty different sort of food in Japan, which I wish everyone has a chance to try.
And what I think my non-Japanese friends would like to eat (and enjoy the taste!), is not always the same as what they actually would.

So I found an interesting article on The Guardian for you, Best places to eat and drink in Japan: readers’ travel tips.
They are the Japanese food, which people tried and liked!

There are 12 travel tips for best places to eat and drink in Japan in the article, and Takoyaki (Nishiki Market in Kyoto) is the winning tip.
If you’ve never heard of Takoyaki, read the linked article. (We often say all Osaka people have at least one Takoyaki maker at home! Popular and very yummy!!!)

But for me, Okonomiyaki pancakes (Hiroshima) is definitely the winner! (I’m from Hiroshima, by the way.)
Don’t be confused with Kansai (Osaka) style Okonomiyaki.

Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki and Kansai (Osaka) style Okonomiyaki are different.
They are both tasty, but Hiroshima style is better!!! (And as you guessed, people from Osaka will say Kansai style is better if you ask them about Okonomiyaki. :-))

Okonomi Mura (in English)
Okonomi (short for Okonomiyaki) Mura(village), where 20+ eateries are in Hiroshima’s Okonomiyaki building.
The page explains about Okonomimura with a list of restaurants(eateries) and an access map.

If you are visiting the Okonomi Mura area, also check:
Restaurants near Okonomi Mura