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Obama Dines Sushi at Jiro

Por kirai el 24 de April de 2014 en Food

Here in Tokyo during the last few days we have felt a larger police presence, mostly in train stations, due to Barack Obama’s visit. The first that Obama has done in Tokyo just after landing has been to eat the best sushi in the world with Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan. “I was […]

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Kit Kat Shop

Por kirai el 30 de January de 2014 en Food

The first shop in the world that is specialized in Kit Kat has recently opened its doors in the Seibu shopping mall (B1 floor) in Ikebukuro. In addition to the most popular weird varieties that you can usually find in Japan, the shop has exclusive flavours that can only be found in it. This is […]

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First Tuna of 2014 in Japan

Por kirai el 06 de January de 2014 en Food

Yesterday the first tuna auction of the year was held in Tsukiji where the first tuna of the year, weighting 230 kg, was sold for 7.36 million yen (around 70,000 dollars/50,000 euros). The price is far cheaper than the tuna sold in the auction 3 years ago which was sold for 32.49 million yen. Photo […]

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Toshikoshi Soba

Por kirai el 01 de January de 2014 en Food,Traditional

One of the traditions of the Oomisoka (大晦日: last day of the year) is to eat toshikoshi soba (年越し蕎麦: year-passing soba). It is believed that eating soba noodles, which are very long, is good to have a long life. Morevover eating toshikoshi soba brings good luck and good health for the year that is beginning. […]

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Christmas Chicken with KFC Japan

Por kirai el 24 de December de 2013 en Food

KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken, the American restaurant chain specialized in fried chicken has many outlets here in Japan. In Christmas Eve in many KFCs in Japan there are large lines of people waiting to buy fried chicken. According to the KFC website the tradition of eating fried chicken in Christmas Eve started in the 70s. […]

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2 Melons For $15,700 USD

Por kirai el 10 de June de 2013 en Food

At an auction in Sapporo two yubari melons were sold for 1,6 million yen ($15,700 USD / €12,200 EUR). Yubari melons are one of the favourite melon types of the Japanese people. The two melons auctioned together weight 3.6 Kg (8 lb).

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Ramen Dreams

Por kirai el 19 de March de 2013 en Food

Ramen Dreams is a short documentary dedicated to ramen that has just been released. It follows the line of Jiro Dreams, the documentary film about sushi, but this time the main topic is ramen instead of sushi. Keizo Shimamoto is the chef featured in Ramen Dreams and in addition to being a cook he also […]

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Seaweed Shop

Por kirai el 02 de May de 2012 en Food

These are photos of a shop in Shibuya that only sells seaweed. All kinds of seaweed! One of the most well-known seaweed is nori, which is used to wrap maki-sushi. It is also eaten as a snack or along with steamed rice. When I arrived to Japan I didn’t like it that much but after […]

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