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Japanese Food Bloggers Part 2: 20 More Japanese Food Bloggers to Follow

If you love Japanese food and want to try to prepare some of your favourite Japanese dishes at home or even are just interested in learning more about Japanese dishes and ingredients, we’ve got just the trick for you. Such was the engagement and response with our last blog post on the 20 Japanese Food Bloggers To Follow, that we’ve decided to create a follow up post with a list of another 20 great Japanese food blogs from around the world for [ + ]

The Best Places To Enjoy New Year’s Eve On Sydney Harbour

Darling Harbour, in the heart of Sydney, is one of the best places in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve. From the picturesque harbour itself to the world famous fireworks and the events going on in the city, you’re guaranteed to have a good time and find plenty of things to do through the day and deep into the night. However, many things you might want to do in Darling Harbour on New Year’s Eve need to be booked well in advance because [ + ]

Vegetable Tempura: The Best Produce for the Job

To the untrained eye, tempura is an unrefined platter made by simply throwing a mix of vegetables or seafood together with batter and deep frying it. Anyone without any sort of culinary experience would be able to do this, right? As it turns out, that could not be farther from the truth in the case of a well-prepared plate of tempura. What a good tempura chef accomplishes is a crunchy, savoury flavour and texture through finely battering [ + ]

4 Japanese Chef Documentaries You Have To See

As food lovers, we tend to gravitate towards original flavours, a mixture of spices and culinary influences we might not have considered before. It might be found in a place where historical immigration naturally brings together a melange of flavours with residents bringing together tastes from their homelands, including non-native ingredients. The singularity of Japanese cuisine Still, while unique mixes are certainly going to pave the way for [ + ]

11 Japanese Dishes That Are Surprisingly Edible

From poisonous fish, to horsemeat sashimi, boiled locusts and dancing squids, Japanese food constantly breaks the rules to create playful dishes that not only taste great, but look amazing. Here’s a few new foods to add to your bucket list! Let us know which of these 12 you’ve tried, and what it was like. 1. Fugu Fugu is one of the most infamous Japanese dishes. Made from the pufferfish, this dish can be fatal if you have been [ + ]

Everything You Need to Know about the Humble Edamame Bean

Have you seen all the hype about edamame but you haven’t a clue what it is or whether you should add it to your diet? Whether you’ve tried it at your local Japanese restaurant or it’s never passed your lips before, we’ll tell you all you need to know about edamame, from what it is to how to create delicious edamame recipes. What exactly is edamame? While it sounds like some strange vegetable, edamame are actually you [ + ]

Port Phillip Bay’s Annual Spider Crab Aggregation

Victoria-based marine scientist, Sheree Marris, is no stranger to the marvel of giant spider crab aggregations, but when she pulled out her camera to film this year’s aggregation, she was completely blown away by the staggering numbers. “I’ve never seen so many before,” she told ABC. “I swam in a straight line for four-and-a-half minutes and the crabs were thick on the sandy shallows. It was gobsmackingly amaz [ + ]

Toothfish and Saikou Salmon at Kobe Jones

When you think about the stereotypical Australian diet, you’ll likely think of seafood. Perhaps it was Paul Hogan sharing with the world all those years ago the idea of throwing another shrimp on the barbie, or maybe it’s the fact that Australia is the world’s largest island continent? Whatever it is, the idea that Australia is home to a bountiful supply of seafood is not entirely true. Australia’s fishing grounds a [ + ]

A Complete Guide To Japanese Dining Etiquette

Whether eating with new Japanese friends, dining in a Japanese restaurant, or attending a business lunch with a Japanese client, following a few simple etiquette rules can make you shine. Most Japanese people will forgive you for not understanding their customs and beliefs, but by following common etiquette you demonstrate good manners and respect. There are many different components to Japanese etiquette when it comes to dining, and certa [ + ]

Understanding Chopstick Use and Etiquette

Is this what you look like when eating with chopsticks? Want to be more like this guy? Then read on... Firstly, if you’re not too great with chopsticks, don’t fret. According to a 2012 Mejiro University study, even the Japanese get it wrong - in fact, over 70 percent of Japanese people in their 40’s and 50’s hold chopsticks incorrectly! Chopsticks are a mainstay of dinner tables in Japan and throughout Asia, s [ + ]

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