You might have already heard of, or even have already tried crêpes in a restaurant or simply at a food stand at a fair, but did you know of the unique Japanese take on French crêpes? Today we’re going to talk about what makes Japanese crêpes so special and when they first appeared in Japan!Continue reading “Japanese Crêpes: a Harajuku take on a French staple”
Fugu: The fish you need a license to prepare
Fugu (フグ or 河豚) is a Japanese pufferfish very famous worldwide for being served as a dish in restaurants despite its poisonous properties that require chefs to have a license to cook it. But where did this tradition of eating fugu come from? And how does one learn how to handle such a fish? Let’s find out!Continue reading “Fugu: The fish you need a license to prepare”
5 Japanese New Year’s Traditions
Each country has its own unique way of celebrating the coming of the New Year. You might celebrate the New Year completely differently than I do: here in France we usually eat tons of not-so-healthy foods with friends and family and take a day off on January 1st. You might also be familiar with the famous Chinese New Year festivities and all its events.
But have you ever wondered what it’s like in Japan? Let’s find out!Continue reading “5 Japanese New Year’s Traditions”