Vegan Drinks In Japan

Vegan Drinks In Japan

Hello and welcome to Vegan Drinks In Japan, the second post of my two-part series about eating vegan in Japan! I started the series with some tips and tricks for finding easily accessible vegan snacks when travelling in Japan, and now I’m moving onto beverages. Here’s a guide to some of the different types of vegan-friendly drinksRead more

Vegan Snacks In Japan

Vegan Snacks In Japan

Want to know more about vegan snacks in Japan? Eating vegan in Japan can be a bit of a minefield – between the language barrier and the fact that fish and seafood products seem to creep their way into EVERYTHING, it can be a tricky situation to navigate for many foreigners.  So, I decided to put together a listRead more

Vegan Matcha Green Tea Shortbread

Vegan Matcha Green Tea Shortbread

This Vegan Matcha Green Tea Shortbread is delightfully salty-sweet, crisp and crunchy, filled with buttery macadamia nuts, and looks beautifully festive! These were inspired by my Black Sesame Shortbread – it’s a very similar coconut oil-based recipe, which yields a deliciously melt-in-your-mouth buttery biscuit. Matcha green tea powder adds a beautiful colour as well as aRead more

Purple Sweet Potato Milkshake (Vegan + GF)

Purple Sweet Potato Milkshake (Vegan + GF)

Purple Sweet Potato Milkshake might sound pretty strange, but it’s one of my favourite drinks. It was born as a fusion between my Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream and the Chocolate Sweet Potato Milkshake I posted about the other day, and is cheery enough to brighten even the dreariest of days.  Purple sweet potatoes, or murasaki imo asRead more

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

I’ve decided to compile some facts about Miyajima.  I visited Miyajima (which means Shrine Island in Japanese) a couple of years ago and was instantly captivated by the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history of the island. Surrounded by the turquoise calm of the Seto Inland Sea, a red torii (a traditional Japanese gate) rises out of the water so thatRead more

The Naked Island (1960) – Film

I recently watched a film called The Naked Island (1960), which is set in the Seto Inland Sea and directed by Kaneto Shindo.  It is a highly realistic account of the life of a family who live on an island in the Inland Sea. The film is made up of very long scenes with little editing, and the dialogue is sparse, withRead more