Tempura is battered and deep fried seafood or vegetables. Introduced by the Portuguese in the 16th century, tempura has become a staple of the Japanese diet. The most popular fish to use is shrimp, but many others are sometimes used depending on the area. This is also the same for vegetables, but the most common is Japanese radish. TempuraContinue reading “Tempura”
Hakodate (函館), as one of the first cities in Japan to open up to international trade, provides visitors with something different from the rest of Hokkaido. Dutch, American, English and other traders came and settled here many years ago, creating a rich history and places to visit that feel like a fusion of east andContinue reading “Hakodate”
An interesting downtown market near to Kyoto station. Nishiki Market is known as a place to find Kyoto’s most famous fish, snacks and other various goods. Budget travel tips Walk down the recommended route on the map below. Prices can be reasonable, but look around before purchasing as there is much on offer. How toContinue reading “Nishiki Market”
Tsukiji Fish Market (築地市場) is now closed.