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The Wonders of Soy

The Wonders of Soy


When most foreigners think of Japanese cuisine, sushi probably comes first followed in close second by the soybean. Products ranging from soy milk and tofu to imitation chicken and burgers have made the long trip... more

Hatcho miso, the Imperial choice miso

Hatcho miso, the Imperial choice miso


The Original: Hatcho- Miso Near Okazaki Castle the old Tokkaido Road (the Edo-era route from Tokyo to Kyoto) runs between two miso-making companies. Hundreds of years ago highway travellers would have passed by the same buildings,... more

Follow that sweet vinegar smell

Follow that sweet vinegar smell


When the wind blows strong, vinegar tang stalks innocent nostrils down the Handa City streets, a smell synonymous with the city for just over two hundred years now. Following the strength of the scent leads... more

Natural Produce store in Nagoya

Natural Produce store in Nagoya


A one-minute walk from exit 4 of Kakuozan station sits a new store. A glass window is decorated with forest imagery, and a white display dominates the view. You might think it is a café... more