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Hungry for Fish? Local Fish Markets Across Japan

May 1st, 2009 | By Tokyofoodcast | Category: Food, Shopping

There are over 900 local fish markets around Japan and most of these local markets are much more relaxed when compared to the center of the fish universe in Tokyo at the Tsukiji Wholesale Fish Market. For one thing, the scale of the markets don’t compare to Tsukiji and you don’t have to be worried [...]



Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

Apr 24th, 2009 | By Tokyofoodcast | Category: Food

Tsukiji Wholesale Fish Market in Tokyo is the biggest of the kind in Japan at an awe inspiring scale: over 54 billion yen in total sales in December 2008, that’s about $22 million US per day or 3,000 tuna! No one can question the popularity of this massive market, it is the #1 tourist destination [...]



Regional Foods in Japan: Kyushu & Okinawa

Jan 30th, 2009 | By Tokyofoodcast | Category: Regional Foods of Japan

This is the final installment of the Regional Foods Series by Etsuko of Tokyofoodcast that started earlier this month at The Nihon Sun and today we’ll cover the regional foods specialties of Kyushu & Okinawa… Kyushu Karashi mentaiko – This is my favorite breakfast item to cut up and eat raw with rice or cooked [...]



Regional Foods in Japan: Chugoku & Shikoku

Jan 23rd, 2009 | By Tokyofoodcast | Category: Regional Foods of Japan

The Regional Foods Series by Etsuko of Tokyofoodcast started earlier this month with will continue on Friday’s throughout the month of January at The Nihon Sun. Today we’ll cover the regional foods specialties of Chugoku & Shikoku… Chugoku Okonomiyaki – What makes Okonomiyaki from Hiroshima special? Instead of pancake like batter cooked on the hot [...]



Regional Foods in Japan: Chubu & Kansai

Jan 16th, 2009 | By Tokyofoodcast | Category: Regional Foods of Japan

The Chubu & Kansai regions of Japan each have their own unique food specialties.  The Regional Foods Series by Etsuko of Tokyofoodcast started earlier this month with will continue on Friday’s throughout the month of January at The Nihon Sun. Today we’ll cover the regional foods of Chubu & Kansai… Chubu Miso-katsu – As an [...]



Regional Foods in Japan: Tohoku & Kanto

Jan 9th, 2009 | By Tokyofoodcast | Category: Regional Foods of Japan

The various regions of Japan each have their own food specialties.  The Regional Foods in Japan series by Etsuko of Tokyofoodcast started last week with a look at the regional foods of Hokkaido and will continue on Fridays throughout the month of January at The Nihon Sun. Today we’ll cover Tohoku & Kanto… Tohoku Wanko-soba [...]



Regional Foods in Japan: Hokkaido

Jan 2nd, 2009 | By Tokyofoodcast | Category: Regional Foods of Japan

Today I am proud to introduce you to Etsuko (or Et-chan, as she is called by her friends) who writes a great blog called Tokyofoodcast. She has a passion for sake and Japanese food and has offered to write a series of guest posts for the The Nihon Sun about Japan’s regional food specialties.  Fridays [...]