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Japan: A Land of Fantastic Food


Japan: A Land of Fantastic Food

When you hear “Japanese food”, what do you imagine? According to pop culture, Japan is famous for rice, ramen, and especially sushi. Certainly, the Japanese have earned their esteem for all of these things, but Japanese cuisine is much more refined than this simplistic picture suggests.

Gourmet Society

Like France, Japan is a nation of foodies. The quality and presentation of meals are both highly appreciated, and those who make them are considered as artists. In fact, Tokyo has for years had more Michelin starred restaurants than Paris. This respect for food is apparent in the latest generation of restaurants and Japanese food catering Haleiwa HI companies cropping up across the Pacific, particularly in Hawaii with its large Japanese population.

Washoku and Yoshoku

In Japan, a distinction is made between classic Japanese cooking, called “washoku”, and foreign-inspired dishes, called “yoshoku.” A traditional Japanese meal has a base of rice, or … Read More

Gift Ideas for Health Conscious Friends


Gift Ideas for Health Conscious Friends

If you’ve got a friend who has suddenly been spending more time at the gym and less time eating junk food, choose a birthday or holiday gift that caters to her new health-conscious side. Rather than derail or question her newfound desire to get physically fit, give her something that encourages and supports the positive lifestyle change.

Belt Bags

Help your friend look fashionable while working out with a stylish belt bag that she can use to store important items as she walks, jogs or heads to the gym. Choose one with secure pockets to hold her keys, cellphone, earbuds, driver’s license and membership card, for example. She’ll be able to grab it and go along with a water bottle and towel if she wants to travel light.

Cheat Day

Even the healthiest lifestyle deserves an indulgence every now and then. Give your friend a cookie delivery Atlanta that she … Read More