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Oh My, Oden!

This autumn hit is so steeped in Japanese culture it’s even an emoji! We find out what makes traditional oden the love of a nation, and its many modern interpretations. The next time you’re textin...

  • Level UP Your ComfortFood

    “I think it’s a misnomer to suggest there is a “pure” cooking style. Each cuisine may have unique culinary features, but many elements are also shared. For example, Japanese miso, Korean doenjang, and...

  • A Gastronomical Journey

    You won’t be faulted for over-eating in Kagoshima. Not when the food is this good! ...

  • Keepsakes from Kagoshima

    How about a little something to remind yourself of your lovely trip to Kagoshima?...

  • Kagoshima Bounty

    Like many other prefectures in Japan, Kagoshima takes great pride in their rich and distinctive food culture. However, unlike other prefectures, Kagoshima has some of the nation’s most unique food pro...

  • Must-Visit Places in Kagoshima

    Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover or you simply enjoy trying new experiences, there’s something for everyone in Kagoshima....

  • A Kiss to Kagoshima

    An introduction to Kagoshima would be incomplete without telling the story of Lord Nariakira Shimadzu. After all, the far-sighted feudal lord is often credited for his visionary ideas that helped pave...

  • Fall In LOVE

    What’s not to love about fall? The air is cooler, the scenery is spectacular, and it’s the harvest season. That means delicious food… lots of it! Picture this. Wide swathes of reds, bronzes, and go...

  • Celebrate the Day of Sake together...

    The fight to keep sake culture alive is stronger than ever, starting with embracing the celebration of Sake Day. Every 1st October, the sake-loving world celebrates World Sake Day (Nihonshu no Hi)....

  • A Kamaboko Reinvention

    The Kawachiya Company has transformed a Japanese staple into stunning works of art that keep up with the times. Kamaboko, otherwise known as fishcake, is made from finely blended fish meat. It is t...

  • Get Veggie Power From Goma-ae And...

    ABC Cooking Studio, which opened its first studio in Singapore in 2015, specialises in teaching people how to prepare Japanese cuisine. In this issue, we find out how to prepare goma-ae and shira-ae. ...

  • The Miracle Of Napa Valley

    Capcom CEO, Mr. Kenzo Tsujimoto, ventures into the winery business in Napa Valley with a firm stamp of Japanese excellence. “With the great success of Capcom’s games, I was concerned that the c...

  • KINGS Of Cream

    Soft, fluffy, and all things pretty. We find out what makes our beloved Japanese cakes so popular! Ask anyone what comes to mind when they think of Japanese cakes, and they’ll tell you how dele...