Category Archives: FOOD

Major Japanese bread maker officially finds God

Breadliness is next to godliness. Yamazaki Baking Company is a major player in the thriving baked goods market in Japan. With their cornerstone offering of sliced bread, they also provide various snack items like anpan, melon pan, and the widely loved and scientifically stringent Lunch Pack sandwiches. ▼ Lunch Packs are practically a Japanese staple […]

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3 Fusion Onigirazu Recipes To Impress

how to wrap an onigarazu

Recreating this brilliant invention at home is really simple. To make a delicious onigirazu, what you need is your favorite filling, a few tablespoons of rice (leftovers also works perfectly), and a large sheet of nori that will add a delicious crunchiness to the final result. To help you, we picked three recipes that will make anyone fall in love with onigirazu!

Don’t hesitate and go wild with the fillings!

After a short practice, you will find that its preparation is not only simple but allows you to play with the combinations of your favorite flavors much more than your regular onigiri. Before showing my top three versions, here are some suggestions that may come in handy if this is the first time you jump into their preparation.

How to build your onigirazu

  • Place the nori sheet in front of you, with a corner in your direction.
  • Place 2-3 tbsp of rice in the middle, pressing lightly to form an evened out square shape. To do this, I recommend moistening your hands so you can handle the rice more easily.
  • Remember to leave a margin around the rice to close our sushi sandwich.
  • Add the seasoning in the middle, and seal it with a last layer of rice. This step is very important. Always remember to add a thin layer of rice between the nori sheet and the filling, or you will risk that the seaweed will lose its crunchy texture.

How to wrap it up

Do you know how to make a present package? The process is the same.

Imagine that the wrapping paper is your nori sheet, and the glue are your hands slightly moistened with a bit of water (if the rice you used is warm, the water won’t even be necessary as the moisture will act as a glue).

Uber-efficient Tokyo food delivery

Source: Tokyo Times
old style Tokyo motorbike food delivery

The uber-efficent delivery of food is a tried and long tested process in Japan. Traditional bicycle transportation may well have (mostly) given way to faster motorbikes, but invariably it’s still the fella who made the dish that also delivers it. And while a well-known American company is very visibly making inroads, there’s thankfully still lots of sights like this on the roads.

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To entice customers, Japanese restaurant Saizeriya creates mask you can wear while eating【Video】

Dubbed “Talkable-kun,” it seems a little suspect. Even though masks were already a common sight in Japan, many businesses have had to adapt to their even more widespread use. Everything from karaoke parlors using “mask effects” on music to masks that can translate speech into different languages. But one industry that has struggled is restaurants. […]

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