Japanese Miracle Food: Konnyaku

Konnyaku became a regular food in Japan during the Kamakura period (1185 – 1333) and developed into a meat substitute in the vegetarian cuisine of Buddhist temples. Even today, it remains a staple of vegetarian or vegan diets in Japan…Continue reading

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Hamaguri Seawater Clams

Hamaguri clams have long been regarded as one of Japan’s most popular seafood products. Pre-modern Japanese travelers along the Tōkaidō would stop at Kuwana and eat fresh catches of hamaguri clams, usually baked or grilled.  It was customary to stop at Kuwana and order a portion of clams…Continue reading

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