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How to Make the Perfect Ramen Eggs

How to Make the Perfect Ramen Eggs at Home

Ah, ramen. If you ask me what I love about this tasty delicacy, I can start rambling for hours. The ramen broth has to be simmered overnight. The noodles can’t be too soft nor too hard and need to hit the sweet spot of having a slightly hard texture. And…read more

Hojicha is the Next Big Thing

Hojicha is the Next Big Thing

Don’t tell me that you haven’t heard that hojicha is the next big thing. If you haven’t heard about it before, you heard it here first. Compared to its cool sister matcha, hojicha isn’t getting the much-needed attention that it deserves. Which is why we’ll be shedding light on this…read more

Top 4 Cat Islands in Japan

Are you a dog lover or a cat lover? If you answered the later within a heartbeat, Japan may have something in store that just might completely melt your heart: cat islands. While the phenomenon of cat islands remains a myth, these islands have garnered attention on the internet. Brace…read more

5 Seasonal Photogenic Destinations in Japan

5 Seasonal Photogenic Destinations in Japan

Japan may be a small island or shall I say islands? But with four distinct seasons, the scenery can drastically change in this country. In this list, we narrowed down 5 photogenic seasonal attractions. From Hokkaido to Kyushu, the list showcases a range of landscapes that will blow your mind.

3 Minimalist Cafes in Tokyo Worth Visiting

3 Minimalist Cafes in Tokyo Worth Visiting

In a consumer-based society where we are constantly subjected to materialistic goods, the idea of minimalism may be an act of rebellion. While there are many interpretations, the general idea is releasing yourself from materialistic possessions and living with only necessary items that bring value to your life. MInimalism isn’t…read more

5 Amazing Shochu Place in Tokyo!

5 Amazing Shochu Place in Tokyo!

In Japan, shaochu is serious business. Ask someone about shochu and they will have an opinion. “My shochu has to be from Kagoshima”, “I prefer shochu made out of sweet potatoes”. Pretty much everyone’s got an opinion. For those of you that are unfamiliar with shochu, shochu is a Japanese…read more

5 Best Wagyu Burger in Tokyo!

5 Best Wagyu Burger in Tokyo!

As much as I love sushi, every now and then I have an immense craving for burgers. Sure, McDonald’s works, but Tokyo has more to offer. Japanese wagyu beef has been hailed as premium beef for some time. Kobe beef anyone? While you might associate wagyu with steak, there are…read more

Amazing Japanese Craft Beer Places Outside of Tokyo

Japanese Craft Beer

I’ve never been big on beer, whenever I was given the choice of beer and wine, I’d always opt for wine over beer in a heartbeat. However, all of this changed on the day my beer enthusiast friend introduced me to IPA. It opened up a whole new world of…read more

Japanese Stationary Items You Need to Buy When You’re in Japan

Japanese Stationary Items

If you’re anything like me, you love the smell of ink and appreciate a handwritten letter over a text on any given day. While we live in a digital age, stationaries still serve a purpose. Whether it’s making a to-do list or signing important documents, you probably haven’t completely ditched…read more

Where to Eat Fluffy Pancakes in Tokyo

Where to Eat Fluffy Pancakes in Tokyo

As a self-proclaimed night owl, there are some things that I have to forgo on a regular basis. (e.g.having a wholehearted breakfast and checking the news.) Lucky for me, pancakes are having a moment in Tokyo, and I for one am taking full advantage of this trend. Tokyo has a…read more