Make Your Own Okonomiyaki in Asakusa, Tokyo

If you are familiar with Japanese foods, when you think of okonomiyaki, you may think of Kansai (Osaka in particular). You’d be right in thinking this… However, in recent times, okonomiyaki can be found everywhere! In fact, did you know that there are multiple styles of it? When I make okonomiyaki at home, I always make it Hiroshima-style because that way is my favorite. Hiroshima-style includes yakisoba noodles as a […]

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Hiyayakko: A Summertime Snack (冷奴 / ひややっこ)

Photo by Flickr user asiansupper Summer in Japan can be the absolute worst. It’s hot, humid, and everyone’s sweaty. Though it’s not quite summer yet, I can feel it fast approaching. Convenience stores are already stocking up on cool snacks and kids are riding their bikes around and playing in the river. Nice, except for the killer heat. Today, I’ll be sharing with you my favorite summer Japanese dish, hiyayakko […]

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