I was uncertain about many things before moving to Hokkaido. One of them was -What will I eat? Although, I was familiar with the conventional Japanese delicacies, I was worried, if it will be easy to get used to it. My partner eased my fears. He assured me that Hokkaido’s food is delicious. After moving, I found out he was absolutely wrong. The food in Hokkaido is not just delicious, it is phenomenal. You might already know, Hokkaido is famous for its seafood and milk. However, it is not just about seafood donburi and softserve ice cream. Hokkaido’s rich soil and cold weather yields the finest quality of fresh produce. Do not miss these foods when you are Hokkaido. (more…)
Hokkaido is the Shangri-la for Seafood lovers. Tourists from all over Japan and overseas visit this island on a food jaunt to enjoy what many claim to be the best seafood in the world. The cold sea surrounding Hokkaido is filled with abundant supply of nutritious planktons that serves as an excellent habitat for high quality and delectable seafood. Use this Hokkaido seafood guide to make sure you don`t miss out on these delicacies while you are exploring in the northern part of Japan. (more…)
Soup curry is one of my favorite Japanese cuisines and Sapporo is the birthplace of this phenomenal invention. To know more about Soup Curry itself and its history click here. I am always on a hunt to find the best soup curry among the 200 odd Soup Curry shops in Sapporo. Below are the reviews of few of the Soup Curry restaurants in Sapporo, some of which are popular, while others are unknown gems.
6. Asian Bar Ramai (Update)
7. Rojiura Soup Curry Samurai (Update)
Soup Curry is the latest cuisine taking Japan by storm. It is a soupy delight concocted by blending the spices used in curries from South East Asian countries. The earlier version of soup curries contained spices from India and Sri Lanka. Nowadays, Soup Curry chefs are taking inspiration from countries such as Indonesia and China as well. Read along to find out what is Soup Curry and why you will love it. (more…)
Japan has a big drinking culture. Alcohol is considered to be an innate part of the Japanese society. If you want to be successful and climb up the ladder at work, then going out drinking with your colleagues will become a part of your daily life. Japanese workforce socialise only when they go out drinking. Work rules, strict hierarchy and the shyness of Japanese people takes the funny bone out of them. Making a joke about your boss can put you in big trouble, unless the boss is too drunk to remember. If you are invited for one such party then, not going isn’t the best option, as drinking parties are used to enhance bonding and settle differences. (more…)