Japanese Food for Budget Travellers

Ramen (Japanese noodles)

Oh Ramen! So good, so, so good. You have probably tried it in your home country, but until you have actually come to Japan...

Yakisoba (Fried Noodles)

Most people have already tried Japanese noodles, Yakisoba, before in their home country, but they are a little different in Japan. They make for...

Chahan (Fried Rice)

Known as Japanese fried rice in the west, Chahan is a super simple and super cheap dish. Chahan usually contains pork, egg and some...

Curry Rice

Japanese curry. Some love it (me!), for some nothing to write home about. But it's something that has to be tried and is one...

Gyudon – Japan’s essential budget meal

Gyudon is to Japanese people what the burger is to Americans. Or what a fish and chips are to the British. Cheap, fatty and...

Top 5 Places for a Cheap Bento

A great way to cheaply try lots of different types of Japanese food is to visit a bento (Japanese lunch box) shop.  Avoid the...