Tochigi ramen voted Japan's best highway rest area food

Yuzushio ramen, a speciality from Tochigi Prefecture, won top prize in the country’s first contest of dishes served up at the nation’s michi no eki (highway rest stations). The “Michi-1 Grand Prix” rated 20 food items from michi no eki in 18 prefectures. The contest took place in the city ...

Japanese food samples: Look so good you could eat them

Sep 20, 2016

Japanese food samples: Look so good you could eat them

Last week, the Google Doodle paid tribute to Takizo Iwasaki (1895-1965), the inventor of shokuhin sampuru, the lifelike food models that appear in restaurant displays throughout Japan. [View the story “Japanese food samples: Look so good you could eat them” on Storify]

Sep 13, 2016

New York culinary school launches Japanese cuisine program

The Culinary Institute of America on Monday announced a new program of study in Japanese cuisine, with the first course starting Tuesday at its Hyde Park campus north of Manhattan. Chef Hiroki Murashima of Osaka’s Tsuji Culinary Institute and instructor chef Martin Matysik of ...