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Stories about Japanese Food and Culture

  • Celebrate Hinamatsuri Peach Festival with So's Festive Food

      What is Hinamatsuri 雛祭り Hinamatsuri is celebrated on 3rd March every year. It is one of the five seasonal festivals, gosekku 五節句 in the traditio...
  • Throwing Setsubun soybeans at the Devil for good luck and health

      'Setsubun' literally means 'seasonal division', and happens right before the first day of Spring in the Japanese lunar calendar on 3rd February...
  • Japanese New Year's Herbal Sake, Otoso

    Rarely does a Japanese celebration not include Sake. Japanese New Year is a three day celebration Collectively called Sanganichi 三が日, starting with...
  • The Health Benefits of Japanese Eel

    Not only is eel a delightful treat, it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein which is great in terms of protecting our heart and maintaining healthy bones.

  • Introducing Sozai

      Sozai 素材 and sozai 惣菜 Sozai, which is also in the name of our sister company, Sozai cooking school, has two meanings. 素材 (pronounced sozai) me...
  • Our Recommended Methods of Heating and Serving

    Heating Grilled Eel, Foie Gras, Chicken Yakitori, Ninja Curry, Gyudon The best way we recommend is the hot bath but it may be a little to fiddly, ...