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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Japan's Mix of MOdernity and Tradition Brought to us by Try The World

One of the many enjoyable perks of traveling is being able to try different cuisines from different places that you visit.  However, it can be very expensive to travel all the time but  luckily, there is a service that would  bring  the world right to your door steps.  Try the World has the perfect idea of bringing different   kind of foods from around the world to your home through their  monthly subscrion box.   The last one I received from them is the introduction to the Argentine culture. This time, it is Japan's mix of modernity  and tradition.
My husband has been to Japan multiple times when he was still in the Navy so I thought  it was perfect to make him this savory pancakes  for Father's Day breakfast.  The mix included everything that you need (flavor-wise), all you need to add is egg, veggies, and bacon or pork.  It was my first time  trying a savory pancake and I'd say that I liked it!  In fact, I want one more  of this okomiyaki kit!

Another goodie in the box is  the blueberry matcha tea, known as the finest green tea in the world..  I haven't tried this tea yet as I am currently using a different one but I have seen a cookie recipe with matcha tea so I wikll try that soon!
I have been using this Wadakan Umami Ponszu sauce and loving it.  This sweet, salty, and tangy sauce  is made  with citrus and soy sauce which is perfect for  dressing frilled  meat or fish.  YOu can also use it as a dipping sauce or salad dressing, just whisk it into  oil to thicken, then toss with cold noodles.  
I made these Grilled Shrimp Kebabs a few weeks ago and it turned out extra delicious using the  sauce as a marinade  before  frilling it.  

We are a big fan of seafood here at home so I  usually cook fish or shrimp.  These  grilled salmon tasted so delicious.  I marinated it using the sauce  before   grilling them.

I have never had soba noodles made with yam and wheat so I got curious with this one.  I had yakisoba before and loved it so I thought this soba noodles would be good as the yakisoba.
You can check out the soba noodles recipe that I did for thisone.  It was delicious!

This Kasugai, fummy candies are  delicious as well.  That's probably because I love lychee fruit.  My kids  never had lychee so they did not like the taste of this.  It was alright as I got to  consume  this for myself lol.
My kids love seaweed snack.  We usually buy this at the Asian store down in Pittsburgh and  it doesn't last very long because it's a great thing to use for wraps.

They love it for school lunches so I usually made this kind of lunch for them during school days.


Mr. Burrito's makizushi  with oranges for dessert
These milk caramels were delicious.  My kids got addicted to it.  I brought it  in my bag and  my son found it, he ate most of it while  in mass!  Now they want more.

 Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the products mentioned  in exchange of my honest  opinion which may differ from yours.  

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

What a cool box! I think Try the World is an absolutely wonderful idea. I've got to subscribe!

Jeannette said...

I love trying food from different parts of the world and this box seems to give you a truly authentic experience! I'd really like to try that seaweed snack since I love seaweed salad!

Liz Mays said...

These Try The World boxes are so cool. My daughter visited Japan about a year ago and liked trying the food there a lot. This month's box would have been awesome for her.

Christy Maurer said...

What a cool way to try the different flavors included in the box. I have never been brave enough to try these things! I might just need to take the plunge!

Tracy Iglesias said...

I got to experience a Try the World India themed box and thought they were a fun idea, my favorite from that box was the Ghee as I had never cooked with it before and enjoyed the flavor it imparted to the recipes. This box looks fun thanks for sharing.

Alli Smith said...

I just recently subscribe and received my first box. I'm looking forward to the Japan box.

Sandy KS said...

I love trying different Japanese food. I fell in love with it when I first tried it in Florida. I moved back to Ohio where last year a place finally opened up in my area. I am in love once again.

Elayne Frank said...

What a unique service! I get beauty subscription boxes in the mail all of the time, but I would have never thought about getting foods from around the world. GREAT idea!

Paula Schuck said...

I really need to subscribe to this. That box looks amazing and I would love every single thing in the box. Looks great!

Lisa said...

All the food looks amazing. I'll have to try this!

ourfamilyworld said...

There is so much goodies in that box. We love Japanese food and these goodies wouldn't last long with my kids.

Bonnie Gowen said...

What an interesting box of goodies. I would love to receive one of these. Thanks for sharing.

Jamela Porter said...

Everything looks so delicious. I will have to check this out.

Michelle Varga said...

I’ve heard so many good things about this subscription box! I consider myself quite the foodie, so I would enjoy this!

CourtneyLynne said...

I get the try the world boxes and just love them! I was so excited about Japan! One of my favorite countries!

Christy Garrett said...

This looks like a cool subscription box. I think it would be a great way to sample foods.

The Mommy-Files said...

I love sushi and shrimp kabobs! Those sound like some good products!

Chrystal Mahan said...

Oh darn. I missed out on a wonderful box this month. My husband would have loved all this amazingly good stuff. It would have taken him two seconds to bust out his wok.

Desirae Young said...

Wow what a fun box! I never knew about this service. I seriously need to go and subscribe!

Ann B said...

This would be perfect for my Sister. She loves to try new foods. It would be a great gift for her.

Lisa B said...

I love food boxes. The Blueberry Matcha Tea would be the first thing i would try.

Camesha | Mama Motivator said...

Now that's a cool box! So much good stuff. I'd love to try the blueberry matcha tea and the soba noodles! Yum!

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