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Phoebe Amoroso

Phoebe Amoroso

Hailing from the UK, Phoebe Amoroso has lived in Japan for over 8 years. Captivated when she first visited as a research student, she has travelled extensively, visiting almost all of the country’s 47 prefectures. She currently works as a reporter and a multimedia journalist, which gives her the opportunity to shout about the wonders of Japan on a regular basis. She has a strong interest in Japanese regional cuisine and rural revitalization strategies. Phoebe enjoys hiking, trail running, and cycling in the Japanese countryside – with the next meal never far from her thoughts. She firmly believes life is too short to eat bad food.

Recent stories by Phoebe Amoroso

January 19, 2023

Sichuan Tantanmen Aun: Noodles That Turn Up the Heat

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Tokyo -- They say rules are made to be broken. As for traditions? Well, they change with the times. In Japan, people opting for new year noodles will most likely pick soba buckwheat noodles. Often eaten on New Year’s Eve as “toshikoshi soba” (literally, “year-crossing noodles”), which are served in a light dashi broth, they symbolize good luck, longevity, and breaking off the hardship of the previous year. Read more
December 23, 2022

Best Bites 2022: Tokyo

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Tokyo -- Japan has finally reopened to international tourists, and many residents are not only ready to welcome back visitors, but are delighted to do so. While there are inevitable grumbles about the inevitable queues, these are outweighed by an excitement generated by the fresh energy that fresh eyes bring to the city. Read more
November 30, 2022

Koike no Iekei: Soul Food Ramen

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Tokyo -- Ramen has been, arguably, one of Japan’s biggest culinary exports in the past few years. Across the globe, new legions of converts will proclaim to be tonkotsu (pork bone broth) fans, avid followers of the shoyu (soy sauce) style, or miso ramen aficionados. Read more
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