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Japanese plastic food samples are super realistic and amazingly tasteful. They’re usually displayed in shop windows to help customers what to choose on the menu. Recently a few companies in Japan has started producing Iphone cases decorated with food samples. Check out some delicious samples of Plastic Food Sample Iphone cases: http://www.ibtimes.com/adorn-your-iphone-food-case-photos-839741

When you ask a foreigner to list a few Japanese food, rarely you’ll get Omurice on the list. If you have never heard of Omurice, you’ll be surprised how genuinely original Japanese food it is. Omurice (OMU-RICE) is a Japanglish word made by shortening the word “omlette” and putting it together with the word “rice”. It is a popular dish both commonly cooked at home and can be found at many western style diners in Japan. The origin of omurice…

Conveyor-belt-sushi is known as “kaiten-zushi” in Japan and for foreigners it’s also known as sushi-go-round or sushi-train. In a typical conveyor-belt sushi restaurant, you usually find a stream of plates with a selection of sushi winding through the restaurant. You will also find sushi chefs standing in the center either preparing sushi for filling empty spots on the belt or to take direct orders from customers who desire other special selections. They are particularly popular in late 90s when inexpensive…

In Japanese cooking there are 5 basic seasonings ingredients which are essential in most Japanese cooking. They are: SATO (砂糖) Sugar, SHIO (塩) Salt, SU (酢) Vinegar, SEUYU (醤油) Soy Sauce, MISO (味噌) Miso The order in which these ingredients are used is very important. They are listed in order of light to strong flavors. Basically, the ingredients whose flavors are most susceptible to being changed by heat are added last, for example soy sauce or miso. The way we…

In part one of “Cooking Inspiration From Japanese Manga“, we briefly touched on the concept behind food manga and also looked at two well-known mangas that clearly reflect the Japanese unique food culture. Japanese food mangas go deeper than instruction manuals. Many are carefully pieced stories that provide a thread not only to Japan’s past, its values and its history, but many stories are moving portrayals of parent-child relationships and the undeniable bond that food forges with our past and…