New York-style steakhouses are now looking at Japan for expansion, ahead of Olympics

  America is in the midst of an increasingly intense love affair with Japanese beef. Witness Don Wagyu, the new shop in downtown New York devoted exclusively to Japanese beef sandwiches that start at $28. The counter sells around 150 a day, including an average of eight $180 Ozaki “sandos.” But while Japanese diners have enthusiastically embraced Shake Shack, which has grown to nine locations since the first opened in 2015, American steakhouses have been slower to establish themselves. Chains such as Ruth Chris have been in Japan for over…

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Try These Quintessential Japanese Culinary Experiences On Your Next Trip To Japan

Most people will tell you that Japanese cuisine is an acquired taste, with piquant flavours that can often shake your taste buds and olfactory nerves out of their comfort zone. I am unabashed about my bias for almost anything Japanese, especially the cuisine. It may not be a very large country but almost every region boasts of a signature culinary experience that you must try when you’re in Japan. You might stumble upon some of these emblematic Japanese dishes in restaurants in India and around the world. This list is by…

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Would You Choose to Eat the Fluffiest Omelette from Japan?

Eggs are an integral part of our diet, they can be cooked in a variety of fun and creative ways and are enjoyed any time of the day, be it lunch, snack-time or breakfast. Eggs also makes for an excellent source of inexpensive and high-quality protein along with other health promoting nutrients important for the body. So, what’s the most creative way you have made an egg? Adding lots of cheese to it, making cloud shaped eggs or perhaps a devilled egg? What you may not have made so far…

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Beauty Treatment in Japan – Snails on Your Face

Having live snails crawling on your face sounds like the thing of nightmares, but in Japan one company is hoping people will be prepared to pay for it. Staring Monday, women who want to slough off dead skin, clear their pores or roll back the years can submit themselves to five minutes of molluscs. “Slime from snails helps remove old cells, heal the skin after sun burn and moisturise it,” said Manami Takamura, a spokeswoman for Tokyo-based beauty salon Ci:z.Labo, as she placed three gastropods on a woman’s face. “In…

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Plus-size fashion show scores big in Japan

Japanese pop girl group Pottya, who describe themselves as “chubby”, performed their hits while eleven plus size amateur models strutted along the catwalk at a new men’s fashion show in Tokyo aimed at breaking down obesity taboos. The Tokyo Pochari (plump) Collection, jointly organised by a plus-size clothing brand Sakazen Shoji Co and fashion magazine, Mr Babe, featured models weighing more than 100 kg (220 pounds) walking, twirling and posing on the catwalk. Thursday’s event attracted more than 100 people, who were invited to disclose their weight for a discount…

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