Seasonal Blog Posts

Soup for All Seasons | Boiled Down - Foodies Japan

Suimono Soup and Birdsong Have you ever given in to the temptation to turn up an unknown road just to see what was there It's a small bit of adventure anyone with a little time can have. Sometimes it leads to nothing interesting except the satisfaction of knowing what was up that particular road. Other times it leads to an experience that makes you glad you did go out of your way. That is what hap...

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Popular Japanese Shellfish | Turban Shell - Foodies Japan

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Japanese Field Mustard | Seasonal Japanese Foods - Foodies...

The arrival in the fields of the bright yellow flowers of nanohana, 'rapeseed blossom', 'rape shoots' or 'field mustard', means just one thing for the Japanese. Spring is here. In reality you can likely find nanohana in department stores from New Year on, but it's the young, fresh yellow flowered plants of spring that are considered best. It is also known as aburana.

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Young Bamboo Shoots | Takenoko - Foodies Japan

Surely there is no vegetable more redolent of springtime in Japan than takenoko bamboo shoots. Their very appearance in the markets, or out in the bamboo groves themselves where their pointed, brown tips grow skyward at an incredible rate, puts a, pardon the pun, spring in everyone's step. Winter is surely behind us and the glorious tastes of the new season await. Think of them not just as humble ...

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旬の物 Shun no Mono: Nanohana

The arrival in the fields of the bright yellow flowers of nanohana, 'rapeseed blossom', 'rape shoots' or 'field mustard', means just one thing for the Japanese. Spring is here. In reality you can likely find nanohana in department stores from New Year on, but it's the young, fresh yellow flowered plants of spring that are considered best. It is also known as aburana.

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