A Taste Bud-Friendly Tour of Japanese Street Cuisine [INFOGRAPHIC]

Like many places these days, Japan has a thriving culture of street food. Throughout Japan, people line up at the tables, trucks, and stands of vendors for a variety of sweet and savory food options. Some popular street foods might be recognizable from your favorite Japanese restaurant. For instance, yakitori—chicken skewers—aren’t unusual to find in a Japanese restaurant, but the ones served on the streets of Japan may also contain chicken livers and skin. Ramen, or noodle soup with a variety of toppings, may also be familiar and is extremely popular in Japan. Other street foods, like takoyaki, or fried octopus, might be more surprising. Learn more about Japanese dining on the go in this infographic from House of Genji. When you’re hungry for teppanyaki or other Japanese specialties, choose our Japanese restaurant serving San Jose. Get your friends fired up for a tasty and fun Japanese meal by sharing this information with them.

Highlighting Japanese Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Japanese have a rich tradition of holidays and festivals throughout the calendar year that celebrate their history and honor their culture. Starting with the most important holiday—Sh?gatsu, or New Year—on January 1, the Japanese calendar is packed with events that honor everything from coming of age to the longevity of the country’s elderly citizens. During the country’s Golden Week, which comes in May, families take vacations together and many businesses close for the entire week, or longer. Because of the popularity of Golden Week, transportation grinds to a halt all over the country. Learn more about Japanese holidays—and discover lots of great reasons to celebrate with a teppan-yaki dinner—in this infographic from House of Genji in San Jose. Share this information with your friends and family, and plan a get-together over delicious teppan-yaki in honor of these Japanese celebrations.

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Everything You Need to Know About Sake [INFOGRAPHIC]

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When some people look for a beverage to accompany their meal at a fine Japanese restaurant, they automatically turn to the wine list. However, did you know that sake can be even more complex and nuanced than fine wines? Sake is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, and can be served warm or chilled. Though some people think of it as a rice wine, it is actually brewed in a process that is more similar to making beer. The next time you sit down for sushi or a meal at a Japanese steakhouse, turn to sake for a truly unique and flavorful beverage option to complement your cuisine. Take a look at this infographic from House of Genji to find out more about the basics of sake, including the different types. Please share with your friends, family, and other food enthusiasts. Kanpai!

Health Benefits of Teppan Dining [INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you ever had a Teppan dining experience? With the tasty flavors and wide variety of ingredients, eating at a Japanese Teppan restaurant is an experience you should have at least once in your life. Fortunately, Japanese Teppan is also very healthy. At House of Genji, a Teppan restaurant in San Jose, we serve Teppan soup, salad, and green tea with every meal. To take a closer look at the health benefits of the Teppan food we serve at House of Genji, check out this infographic. If you enjoy our infographic, be sure to share it with friends and family!

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