Japanese Food Discoveries

Randy Channell Soei

Randy Channell Soei

Posts by Randy Channell Soei :

Kawadoko | Dining By The Riverside - Foodies Japan

Al fresco dining is one of Japan's great foodie pleasures, whether it is at a summer rooftop beer-garden, a cosmopolitan city cafe-garden, or beside the ocean. In Kyoto, the art reaches its peak in the form of the kawadoko.

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Moon in an Udon Sky | O-tsukimi - Foodies Japan

The Japanese have a special affinity for the moon that can be seen in their literature through the ages. From ancient times right up to present day it has captured the hearts of Zen monks, poets and writers. The oldest Japanese folk tale is the Taketori Monogatari, which is the story of a princess from the moon.

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Tanabata with Japan's Romeo & Juliet... And Noodles | Summ...

Of All the Japanese Festivals, Tanabata Is the Most Romantic The tradition of Tanabata was introduced to Kyoto for the aristocracy in the Heian Period (794~1185) but didn't really become popular for the masses until the Edo Period (1603~1868). Today it is celebrated all over Japan but the dates and the way it is celebrated varies from area to area with some following the lunar calendar so the even...

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What is Matcha | A Pro's Point Of View - Foodies Japan

"What is matcha?" you ask. Literally the two kanji 抹茶 mean powder & tea but that doesn't mean if you powder your Earl Grey tea leaves you're going to get matcha as it's understood in Japan!  

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Hanami : Sake & Sakura | Drinking Under the Cherry Blossom...

Though the Imperial flower is the chrysanthemum the flower that captures the heart of the whole nation is the sakura (cherry blossom). Throughout Japan the tradition is one that almost ALL Japanese and an increasing number of non-Japanese as well enjoy. 

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