Category | Japanese Vocab and Grammar

An Introduction to Japanese Chopstick Etiquette

How many times have you heard, “No elbows on the table!” or, “Chew with your mouth closed.”?

Growing up I heard these every single night, so by the time I left my family nest and decided to travel, I was …

How to Order Food in Japanese Without Looking Like a Fool

I was perplexed.

I’d ordered yakitori.

But what followed was a salad, vegetarian hotpot, and mixed rice with vegetables – and this was a famous yakitori restaurant.

Embarrassed, I ate what I could while wondering where I had gone wrong.…