I’ve never made doughnuts before. This was my first time. I’m sure they will only get better the more I make them. So I started by doing a bit of research. Then I figured out what kind of doughnut I wanted and got to work.
Have you heard of Japan’s furikake? In Japanese, furikake means "to sprinkle over." Furikake are seasonings of various dried ingredients such as egg, seaweed, or sesame, made to top a bowl of plain white rice.
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to travel to Japan on a budget and eat like a local at affordable prices. There are plenty of cheap eats and pocket-friendly restaurants – you just have to know where to look. Most importantly, the Japanese hold their eating establishments to very high standards.
Japan, aka the nation of noodles, offers more than just ramen. In The Land of the Rising Sun you can taste virtually any type of noodle – hot or cold, white or grey, flour or rice, and with or without broth.
If you have sampled the traditional sweets of Japan, you might have been surprised how different the tastes – and ingredients that include sweet potatoes, sweet beans and rice - are from Western sweets.
Cherry blossom season is blooming across. But, don’t fret; you can start preparing for sakura’s arrival with a few treats available near you (or online to get shipped to you)!
Here’s a list of some of the season’s offerings and where you can get them.