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Verrückte KitKat

Japan ist voller Überraschungen, sogar wenn es um ganz alltägliche Dinge geht, die wir auch ganz normal so in Deutschland kennen. Das beste Beispiel dazu: KitKat! In Deutschland gibt es KitKat in zwei-drei verschiedenen Schokoladensorten und vielleicht noch in verschiedenen

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Fukuokas lokale Spezialitäten

In diesem Artikel wollen wir Ihnen die traditionellen Gerichte Fukuokas vorstellen, welche immer noch täglich als lokale Spezialitäten serviert werden. Als erstes gibt es Tonkotsu Ramen (豚骨ラーメン). Diese besonderen Ramen werden in Schweineknochen gekocht, welche der dunklen Suppe ihren starken

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Delicious Chicken Skewers – Yakitori

Yakitori is a Japanese type of skewered chicken, which is considered one of the tastiest snacks that you can get at an Izakaya. Let’s take a closer look at how Yakitori is actually made: The preparation of Yakitori involves skewering

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Fukuoka’s Traditional Food Stalls – Yatai

Yatai (屋台) – these special food stalls are a part of Fukuoka’s culture and are famous in all of Japan. Yatai are small and mobile stalls that are moved by car or manually pulling them through the streets. The stall

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Free Shochu Tasting Event

Free for foreigners. Event sponsored by the Island of IKI Date: 02/24 (Sat), Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Place: SUiTO FUKUOKA, Fee: Pay yourself Meeting Point: Asahi Nihongo @ 17:30 Apply until: 02/22 (Thu) If you wish to join this event,

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Chopsticks (お箸) are omnipresent in Japanese society. Nearly every Japanese dish at home or at a restaurant is eaten with chopsticks. So if you plan on visiting Japan, you had better get familiar with these tools, as they will appear everywhere

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January 22 is Curry Day (カレーの日)

In 1982 the School Dietitian Conference of Japan celebrated the 35th anniversary of school meals (給食 or “kyushoku”). To comemorate this day, it was decided that curry rice should be served on every January 22. The conference agreed on curry rice for

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Dinner at Sushiro

Our school philosophy at Asahi Nihongo is that “Japanese doesn’t stop at the classroom”. After a long day of studying, we went to Sushiro to reward our students with some delicious sushi. We were accompanied by Shinji-sensei, the most popular

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International Night at the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

International Night

Summer Beer Party at the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka Date: 07/21 (Fri), Time: 19:00 – 21:30 Place: Grand Hyatt Fukuoka, Fee: 2500 Yen (All you can eat and drink) Meeting Point: Lobby Asahi Nihongo @ 18:30 Apply until: 07/20 (Thu)

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Restaurants and Cafés in Fukuoka

Yesterday, students of the Asahi Nihongo school gathered at the Japanese study group, held by Kuriyama Sensei. The topic of the lesson was the gastronomical variety of Fukuoka, the students recommended restaurants to each other and tried to mark their

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Tofu is much more than just an alternative to meat, if it’s prepared the right way, it can be an extremely delicious dish on its own. Tofu is heavily used in the Japanese kitchen so let’s take a closer look.

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Dishes like potatoes, rice and noodles are usually served warm in the west. In Japan though, at least noodles have a long tradition of being served cold, making eating them a whole different experience. The most popular cold-noodle dish is

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Miso Soup

Even though the Japanese cuisine features hundreds of different dishes and foods, there are some fundamental classics that serve as a side dish to nearly all other dishes. One of the most important Japanese foods is Miso soup (味噌汁). Miso

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Have you ever seen a fish-shaped snack? If you haven’t then take a look at Taiyaki (鯛焼き) Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. The most common filling is red bean paste that is made from sweetened azuki beans. Other common

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Let’s talk about a snack that most of you have already seen or eaten at least once: Pocki (ポッキー) Pocky is a Japanese snack food produced by Glico. Pocky was first sold in 1966, and consists of chocolate-coated biscuit sticks.

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