For this week’s edition, I turned to Tofugu for their take on like vs. love in Japan: The concept of “like” and “love” in Japanese may be a little difficult for you to gauge because the word “suki” could mean both/either “like” or “love.”
If you are new to Japan, you might not be aware that culinary wonderlands are spread under the majestic façades of department stores.
Simply go to the entrance of most any local department store and take the escalator or elevator down to discover an incredible foodie heaven.
As soon as you step outside the bullet train upon arrival to Osaka, you feel a different vibe compared to Tokyo. Here, people are more free-spirited, fun-loving, easy-going and less bothered to abide by the rules.
This cold noodle salad is quick, light, and won’t have you spending more than five minutes in front of a stove. The prep work is easy and the final dish comes together quickly. Boiling the noodles and a quick sear are the only things that will tear you away from your other summer duties.