Chocolate Ramen, Heart Crêpes, and Teddy Bear Ice Cream: Valentines Food in Japan

In Japan, Valentines Day, like pretty much everywhere else in the world, is all about chocolate (oh yes, and love and romance – but let’s put that aside). So important is chocolate during Valentines Day in Japan, that ‘Giri choco’ literally meaning ‘obligation chocolate’ is given to bosses and male co-workers in a completely platonic… Continue reading Chocolate Ramen, Heart Crêpes, and Teddy Bear Ice Cream: Valentines Food in Japan

5 Surprising Snack Brands with Matcha Flavoured Products

Matcha, powdered green tea, has long been a staple in Japanese culture and cuisine. The superfood is said to contain antioxidants, which can reduce the risks of heart disease and boost metabolism. It also contains caffeine, which when mixed with other properties in the tea, create a calm alertness, making it an attractive alternative to… Continue reading 5 Surprising Snack Brands with Matcha Flavoured Products