Daikon: The great radish of Japan

| Dec 18, 2015

Daikon: The great radish of Japan

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the most popular vegetable in Japan is the daikon radish, beating out onions and cabbage. Both the white roots and green tops are eaten throughout the year in many ways: raw, pickled, as sprouts, dried ...

A short history of Japan's long noodles

| Jun 19, 2015

A short history of Japan's long noodles

Soba, udon and ramen noodles are all well-known outside of Japan, but sōmen — the thin, white wheat noodles that are similar to Italian angel hair pasta — is not as famous. Yet these delicate noodles are very versatile, since they can be served ...