Best Japanese Santoku Knives

Best Japanese Santoku Knives

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Santoku knife is an all-purpose kitchen knife originating in Japan and made thinking of “three virtues” or “three uses”.

Concretely the three types of cuts the Santoku knife is specially made for are: slicing, dicing, and mincing. In addition, with a santoku knife you can cut meat, fish and vegetables, making it a very versatile and convenient knife.

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New Pocky Première Classe Only Available at Narita Airport

New Pocky Première Classe Only Available at Narita Airport

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Pocky the famous Japanese snack brand from Osaka based company Ezaki Glico has launched a new product series only available at Narita International Airport. Pocky Première Classe which means First Class in French comes in four variations; Chocolat, Matcha, Cocoa and Adult.

 

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Matcha Sweets at Tsujirihei Honten in Uji, Kyoto

Matcha Sweets at Tsujirihei Honten in Uji, Kyoto

Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto

Tsujirihei Honten was established in 1860 and is located in a former refurbished tea factory with many traditional Japanese style elements. Just to see the house and gardens is worth a visit.

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New Pocky Chocolate Sticks Adult Series for Wine and Whiskey

New Pocky Chocolate Sticks Adult Series for Wine and Whiskey

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The original Pocky produced by Osaka based company Glico was first sold in 1966. The flagship snack by Glico consists of a simple crunchy pretzel stick coated with a high-quality and creamy chocolate.     The popularity of this Japanese snack has been growing in the recent years and currently, like in the case of Nestle's KitKat, we can find countless of variations such as matcha, strawberry, almond chocolate, cherry, melon or even sweet potato. Glico is now focusing on those adults who like snacking with a style. Pocky Goddess Ruby     This Pocky chocolate called "Goddess Ruby" has...

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Hojicha; The Roasted Version of Japanese Green Tea

Hojicha; The Roasted Version of Japanese Green Tea

When it comes to Japanese Tea, most of the people would think about green tea or matcha. But recently another type of tea is getting more and more popular here in Japan and probably very soon also abroad. We are talking about hojicha (sometimes also spelled houjicha) which actually is green tea albeit it looks brown. The reason it looks brown is that hojicha is made by roasting the green tea leaves with strong fire.   Hojicha Tea (Photo by Ujien) This process makes hojicha a tea with delicate roasting flavors and aromas, as well as brown in color. In addition, the green...

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