OKONOMIYAKI Enjoy one of the easiest and most delicious delicacies in Japanese cuisine with this okonomiyaki savoury pancake […]
Osaka is Japan’s good-time city. A frenzy of neon lights and greasy street food, easy-come beer and all night parties, world-class shopping and boisterous locals. It’s everything a metropolis should be and more – alluring, enticing, overwhelming, gritty, vibrant, tough, mysterious… and that’s just the love hotels. Even better, for all you foodies it’s practically heaven on earth. Join Japan Centre as we take a look at our Top 5 Osaka Eats.
As we’re celebrating the annual food festival with splendid, limited edition items from Chugoku, we thought we’d cast […]
Any day that celebrates food is fine by us. Truffle Wednesday? Sure. Quiche Friday? Why not! Haggis Sunday? […]
Mochi mochi mochi! The sticky treat from Japan that’s gaining popularity around the world. Join Japan Centre, as we dive into the gooey, squishy and delicious world of mochi madness.
Tanabata is an important Japanese festival held on the 7th day of the 7th month and represents the legend of Orihime and Hikoboshi, the names of two stars (Vega & Altair) portrayed as lovers who only have a chance to meet once a year.
As with many Japanese festivals, there are lots of traditional customs for Tanabata. The most popular is the custom of writing one’s wishes onto a small strip of paper and then hanging them on a piece of bamboo. The bamboo is then set afloat down a river so that the wishes can be taken away and hopefully come true.
Of course, like other Japanese festivals, tanabata is a great way to celebrate with friends and family and eat some popular Japanese festival foods. During Japanese festivals, the streets are alive with small stalls selling everything from dango mochi balls to takoyaki octopus balls and all number of snacks in between! We know that not everyone can be in Japan during the tanabata festival so instead, Japan Centre has four of the top Japanese festival foods to introduce to you along with some easy to follow recipes so you can make these great tasting dishes at home.
Yay, today is pancake day, the one day of the year when you can demand to eat pancakes all day… and why wouldn’t you!
In Japan however, they don’t have pancake day of course, but Japanese people like to eat a slightly different type of pancake… a savoury delight called okonomiyaki, and a true favourite of ours at Japan Centre!