ラーメン特集1 Japanese Ramen noodle special 1

豚骨ラーメン

Almost all Japanese love Ramen that is Japanese style Chinese noodle. Now a lot of Japanese Ramen restaurants go oversea and be accepted by local people!!

In Japan, “Ramen” already established independent category and it’s very popular!! We also want to introduce Japanese Ramen as one of Japanese culture in this blog, so if you have any photos of Ramen, please send it to us!!

Kimuti-nabe : a popular Japanese hotpot with Korean flavors

Kimuti-nabe

Kimuti-nabe is a popular Japanese hotpot with Korean flavors!!

Japan has a lot kinds of “NABE” -hotpot, such as Ishikari-nabe, Motsu-nabe, Dote-nabe, Chanko-nabe, Oyster-nabe, and so on.

Cooking is very simple, basically just cut materials and put in hotpot, then eat!! But there is very deep professional tech for each NABE.

This Kimuti-nabe is Korean origin, but according to Korean native, our this is more Japanese flavor from their point of taste.

Theirs is more hot and deep!!! Unfortunately I’ve never been to Korea, but I’ll try it at there in near future!!!

Japanese instant noodle

Instant SOBA noodle in cup

As you also have your own instant noodle culture, we Japanese have it!!

Because, when we see the history of instant noodle in CUP, I can say it’s a Japanese culture!! – at least a lot of Japanese believe it, although I’m not sure whether somebody say NO or not.

The first instant noodle in cup was developed by Nissin food company in Japan 1971, the name is “CUP NOODLE”. I know the “CUP NOODLE” series is soled in all over the world, then the taste and others has originality by each country.

For example, Japanese and other Asian countries CUP NOODLE has long length noodle, but Europe one is short, like pasta, isn’t it? So CUP NOODLE is very famous and popular miracle brand of food, anyway.

Just for refer, there are a lot of instant noodle in cup manufacture in Japan as well as other countries. I introduce big 5 companies in this field in Japan.

1: Nissin ( [CUP NOODLE] )

2: Toyo-suisan (Maru-chan)

3: Myo-jyo 

4: Sanyo ( Sapporo ichiban)

5: Ace cock

FYI : the noodle in cup you saw in the movie is Sanyo food made, the name “Curry Nanban SOBA”.

We can see Japanese “Manga” culture’s origin

Socks Socks Socks!!

Here is Japanese Socks company’s show room!!

There are lots of style and print on there… I know that this is almost same situation with other countries, but what’ the point of Japanese style is MIX, so the key word should be MIX.

It means there are from simple socks to fashionable, colorful one at same place, and the brand nationality also complicated.

Japanese adopt every culture, then make own culture from there!!

What I felt in this movie is this situation leads to Manga or Otaku culture that typical current Japanese origin culture.

I wanna learn about Otaku mind more and more as one of Japanese!!

 

Japanese Furikake – a seasoned powder for sprinkling over rice

a seasoned powder for sprinkling over rice

We have very useful food, the name “Furikake”  – a seasoned powder for sprinkling over rice.

a seasoned powder for sprinkling over rice

a seasoned powder for sprinkling over rice

This is because…

  1. just open and put it on the rice
  2. the rice become very delicious!!
  3. and can take nutrition, thanks Food companies developed the technology

The photo and video is the example of Frikake that is Wasabi taste, so bit spicy.

But I think the most popular Furikake in Japan is Nori-tama – seaweed and egg flavor, I used to eat it in Childhood!!

Enjoy Furikake life when you come Japan!!

Tokyo station

Tokyo station hotel

Our staff visited Tokyo-station last weekend!!

Tokyo station is the central station of the capital of Tokyo, and Tokyo-station hotel is symbolic building, then a lot of visitor including foreigners see it and feel exciting!!

Tokyo station hotel

 

The roof of hotel

 

 

Description from Wikipedia just for refer

Tokyo Station  is a railway station in the Marunouchi business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district.

It is the main intercity rail terminal in Tokyo, the busiest station in Japan in terms of number of trains per day (over 3,000), and the fifth-busiest in Eastern Japan in terms of passenger throughput. It is the starting point and terminus for most of Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed rail lines, and is served by many local and regional commuter lines of Japan Railways, as well as the Tokyo Metro network.

Japanese popular sweets vol.1

Cookie and Mint chocolate sweets

Today I introduce Japanese popular sweets “Kinoko no Yama” – in English “The mountain of mushroom”.

きのこの山 kinokonoyama

“Mountain of mushroom”

Although this “Kinoko no Yama” series have a lot of flavor, this is cookie with MINT flavor chocolate!!

Cookie and Mint chocolate sweets

As you can see, the mint color part is made by chocolate, and the black part is cookie!!

Appearance is very cute, almost same size with child’s thumb.

This looks like delicious, doesn’t this?

HaHa, my friend says it not good…..But I like it!!