I’m delighted to see the matcha boom in the USA. I loved matcha in Japan, for its culture, antioxidant properties as well as the quiet-alertness it gave me rather than the crash of adrenaline-depleting caffeine in coffee. And of course it’s the star in The Art of Tea and all those tasty and mindful benefits. … Continue reading In Photos: Japanese Superfood Matcha
Itadakimasu いただきます— Japanese Mindful Way of Saying Gratitude for Receiving Food
The use of the Japanese itadakimasu いただきます Is still said here at home in the USA to take a moment to be mindful and express gratitude for the food I receive. A slideshow with lots of photos of gorgeous Japanese food and dishes too!
Discover Authentic Japan at Kuromon Ichiban Market in Osaka
Markets are a genuine way to experience the amazing food and culture of Japan. Nishiki Market in Kyoto is not to be missed in Kansai, but for fewer tourists try Kuroman Ichiban Market in Osaka for an authentic Japanese experience.
きつねうどん Kitsune Udon – Udon with 油揚げAburaage Deep Fried Tofu Pocket
Kitsune is a fox. Another one of my favorite foods in Japan was Kitsune udon. Kitsune means fox in Japanese, and according to folklore, foxes love aburaage 油揚げ the deep-fried tofu pockets that top thick chewy noodles made from wheat to make a hot soup. I ordered Kitsune udon every time because it's meatless. Here's a … Continue reading きつねうどん Kitsune Udon – Udon with 油揚げAburaage Deep Fried Tofu Pocket
揚げ出し豆腐 Agedashi Dōfu – Deep Fried Tofu is a Tasty Japanese Treat
Delicious agedashi dofu in Japan is a delicious deep-fried tofu snack.
生麩 Nama-fu – Japanese Glutinous Rice Cake is Great for Vegans
Nama-fu is a Japanese food made from wheat gluten and is perfect for vegans and vegetarians.
懐石 Japanese Kaiseki is Sensuous Meditative Dining on Beauty and Experience
Japanese kaiseki dining is an experience of mindfulness bliss to feast upon not just food but beauty and sensuous joy.
The Beauty of Japanese Kaiseki Dining at Osaka’s Umehana Restaurant
Kaiseki at Umehana Restaurant, Osaka, Japan.