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Japanese Taste Blog

Japanese beauty products are famous for their high-quality and efficient design. They often combine cutting edge technology with natural ingredients native to Japan and Asia to create unique products. In this article we’ll look at some of the best-selling Japanese beauty brands and highlight a selection of their most popular products.
  • 7 min read
Nicknamed a drinkable IV-drip due to its health benefits, amazake is a super drink that has been consumed for more than 1,000 years. In this article, we will provide some basic information on this drink to further experience traditional Japanese beverage. This blog post allows you to understand why it is beneficial to your health and beauty, how to make it at home, how to drink it, and details on one of its variations called genmai amazake.
  • 8 min read
Japanese kitchen knives are widely considered to be the best in the world, known for their sharpness, durability, and precision. In this article we’ll be looking specifically at Japanese bread knives and recommending some of our favorite products which are available to order online via the Japanese Taste website.
  • 5 min read
Japanese cleansers come in many forms, from gels and lotions, to wipes, scrubs, and powders. Traditionally, as part of a classic 4 step Japanese skincare routine two cleansers are used – an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and surface dirt followed by a foaming cleanser to remove all remaining impurities. In this article we’ll introduce some of the most popular Japanese cleansers that will work wonders for your skin, no matter what your skin type is.
  • 5 min read
Some people may wish to manually shave katsuobushi because they realize freshly-shaved katsuobushi has excellent flavor and umami that goes far beyond its conventionally prepared counterpart. On the other hand, there may be some people who have an interest in experiencing this Japanese tradition. Whatever their motivations, however, shaving katsuobushi is difficult for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to make katsuobushi from a block of dried bonito flesh.
  • 7 min read
These days, modern Japanese candy is sold mainly at convenience stores and supermarkets, and many products have found popularity outside of Japan too, such as Pocky or unusual flavored Kit Kats, but there are so many more to discover, some of which we will introduce in this article. Read on to learn more about 15 fun and tasty Japanese candies you need to try right now!
  • 6 min read
Mirin and rice vinegar are two staple pantry items when it comes to Japanese cuisine and can be purchased in grocery stores across Japan and found in practically every Japanese kitchen. However, many people don’t know the difference between these two products and how to use them. In this article, we’ll discuss the main differences between mirin and rice vinegar, introduce the ingredients, explain what each product is used for, how to store them, and recommend some of the best authentic Japanese rice vinegar and mirin products that you can order online.
  • 7 min read
An increase of attention and interest in Japanese culture brought the rise of Japanese fruits among international consumers. There are many fruits that are harvested and consumed in Japan from the ancient period and have been playing a significant role in fostering Japanese culture. Explore these Japanese fruits to enrich your intellectual curiosity.
  • 9 min read

Summer is on its way and as the weather begins to heat up, it’s important to stay protected when spending outdoors in the sun. A good sunscreen is a summer skincare essential to keep skin protected against harmful UV rays and to keep it feeling hydrated. Japanese sunscreens come in many types and forms, so you have plenty of choices available to make the best decision for your health and our environment.

  • 8 min read
Japanese facial moisturizers are famous for their high-quality ingredients combined with cutting-edge technology. They also provide a sense of peace, relaxation, and comfort because they contain ingredients that will help your skin feel refreshed and hydrated. This includes things like rice water extract, which has anti-inflammatory properties and will help to calm the skin after a long day. These unique moisturizing creams and gels can also help to eliminate any signs of stress on your face.
  • 6 min read
Tamari is thicker than regular soy sauce, has a denser flavor, and is often served with sashimi and sushi as it is less salty. When heated, tamari reveals a tinted red color, and it can be used in cooking with grilled or boiled foods. It is also often used as an ingredient in senbei rice crackers. Tamari shoyu gives a rich, full flavor to any food without taking over their taste.
  • 6 min read
Mentsuyu, or a sweetened soy sauce soup base, is a versatile condiment that is commonly consumed by Japanese. Although it is originally designed to make noodle dishes tastier, it can be used as a seasoning item for any dish because of its rich umami content. This article covers basic elements about mentsuyu that the fans of Japanese cuisine must not miss. It also contains some recommended products available at our store.
  • 6 min read