No stranger to the awesome world of the Japan Blog Matsuri, we’re delighted with both the quality and the quality of the entries to the festival. With a healthy mix of J-Blog veterans and newbies, topics range from alcoholic drinks, traditional drinks, fringe drinks and food made from drinks!
So, without any further ado, dive in to July’s Japan Blog Matsuri, on the theme of ‘Drinks in Japan.’
Greg Lane tells us what to do in preparation for a kirin-binge, and what to do after you’ve overdone it on the saké.
See how delicious saké can, in a very small way, support the redevelopment efforts after the earthquake.
Sarah runs through some drinks that she’d like to try when she one day visits Japan.
I’ve saved these two posts until the end, as they feature my favourite soft drink in the world. My first port of call when I touch down in Japan next time will be a Starbucks—and I’m gonna get me a large! I’m talking about the Starbucks Matcha Creme Frappuchino.
Haikugirl uses her A-Z of Japan series to focus on this amazing drink, and even helps out us Brits, by letting us know where a similar drink can be sourced. Thanks for the tip!
Tokyo Bounce give us the low-down on matcha, how to drink it, how to like it, and what to do if you don’t. Of course, the Starbucks Frappuchino will convert you if you don’t :P.
Once again, thank you to all who participated. Philip and I really enjoyed reading the entries, and I hope that you did too. Big thanks go out to Japanlicious for organising the event, and to all those who submitted entries. Roll on next month’s masturi!