8 Classic Japanese Italian Food Fusion Dishes for the Ages

One of the most internationally recognized and widespread cuisines, Italian food is also ingrained in Japanese society.

Both Japanese and Italian cuisine share common elements, most notably, an emphasis on seasonality and simplicity. Japanese-Italian food adds its characteristic attention to detail, and a light, delicate touch. Similar to the way French food has permeated Japanese cuisine, Italian food is both faithfully represented, and given Japanese accents, such as incorporates local ingredients like mentaiko, yuzu citrus, myoga native ginger, shiso leaf and sakura ebi.

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Ebisu Restaurants: Hip Dining & Cuisines for all Occasions

Ebisu is a modern, urban neighborhood known for its refined style and sophisticated vibe. Conveniently located one stop from Shibuya Station on the Yamanote Line, Ebisu is just far enough from the crowds to provide a tranquil atmosphere while still being at the heart of the bustling Tokyo metropolis. With its numerous shops and trendy cafés, the area is highly popular among Tokyo residents and was, in fact, voted the number one neighborhood to live on the Yamanote Line.

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Kaiseki Cuisine: Japan’s Artful Culinary Tradition Explained

Japanese cuisine is among the most highly regarded in the world, and nowhere is Japan’s culinary prowess better demonstrated than in kaiseki elegantly presented dishes.  It started as a simple meal meant to accompany Japanese cuisine. Kaiseki is a traditional Japanese tasting course comprised of many small, tea ceremonies, but over the centuries this culinary tradition has become the pinnacle of Japanese haute cuisine.

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