Japanese Sweet Potato Treats

Kawagoe is famous for its sweet potatoes, as evidenced by its mascot being the adorable sweet potato. As such, you can find many sweet potato-based dishes, drinks, and treats scattered throughout the city. It’s the start of sweet potato season, and over the past few months, I’ve been slowly trying each of these treats and […]

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Japanese KitKat Flavors

One of the most fabled tales I heard back in the olden days (1990s) about Japan was the abundance of flavored KitKat bars. They were one of my childhood favorites, so when I arrived in Japan as an adult nearly 15 years later, I was curious if the KitKat craze was a passing fad or […]

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Enoshima Island

Just off of the coast of Kamakura, south of Tokyo, lays Enoshima Island, a small island that hosts many interesting man-made and natural beauties. One rainy weekend during summer, I was able to make a stop on the island for my wife’s birthday and get a little taste of what the island has to offer.

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Tokyo Disney Foods

Food is very important to any trip but Tokyo Disney is branding itself in Japan as a go-to destination for delicious treats, meals, and drinks. When I started poking around for ideas on what to do at Tokyo Disney, I saw many blogs, articles, and vlogs centering around the amazing food available in the parks […]

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Tokyo Disney Popcorn

Update (November 2018): Since this post gets so many hits (and is so high in search engine results), I’ve decided to update it whenever I visit Tokyo Disney with new flavors. Huzzah! Recently added include Soy Sauce and Butter, Strawberry,¬†and Garlic Shrimp! The only thing I really knew about Tokyo Disney Land before heading over […]

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Khorhog

When Mongolians head to the countryside for a vacation, they like to a special kind of cooking known as khorhog. The process involves heating stones and placing them along with meat and vegetables into a metal canister that is sealed shut. The pressure is what ends up cooking it, but sometimes, you don’t have a […]

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Pony Up

Horses. Most of us think of them as gallant beasts that work in cooperation with humans. They are have an almost mystic air about them: Their elegance and beauty admired by many. It will come as no surprise then should I offend with the following post. There are certain food taboos in every culture. You […]

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