JAPAN QUALITY REVIEW - JQR -
twitter. icon instagram icon Facebook icon

JAPAN QUALITY REVIEW The multilingual magazine unveiling today’s Japan

Link IconJQR Special Link IconFeature Link IconJQR Interview Link IconQuality-Review Link IconTravel Link IconTraditional & Culture Link IconJapanese Skills Link IconGourmet Link IconEssay Link IconFashion

Gourmet

The Day of Reckoning : Finding Japan's Top Matsusaka Cow

JQR Special The Day of Reckoning : Finding Japan's Top Matsusaka Cow
The Day of Reckoning : Finding Japan's Top Matsusaka Cow (PDF)

Japan has several well-known beef cattle “brands”, at the pinnacle of which stand the cattle raised in Matsusaka.
Of these, Japanese Black heifers sourced from the Tajima and Awaji regions of Hyogo Prefecture and fattened for 900 days or more are in a class of their own, and are known as “premium Matsusaka beef cattle”.
Every November the Matsusaka Beef Cattle Competition (Matsusaka Nikugyu Kyoshinkai) is held.
In 2015 a total of 50 of these majestic animals took part in the event, and following two hours of painstaking judging, the 686-kg Momomiya, a 1,007-day resident of a Matsusaka feedlot farm, was crowned the 66th queen of the Matsusaka cows.
 --------- JQR No.27 (2016 Jan)

Tosayama Ginger Ale

Gourmet Tosayama Ginger Ale
Tosayama Ginger Ale (PDF)

Brand Debut vol.2
Soda made with Organic JAS Certified ginger packs a punch
Ginger, with its sharp yet refreshing flavor, is a key ingredient in cooking.
Now ginger takes center stage in a new ginger ale acclaimed for having flavor with a kick.
 --------- JQR No.17 (2012 Dec)

Continuous efforts and the Blessings of Nature in the Home of Japanese Whisky

Gourmet Continuous efforts and the Blessings of Nature in the Home of Japanese Whisky郷
Continuous efforts and the Blessings of Nature in the Home of Japanese Whisky (PDF)

~ A Visit to the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery ~
Malt whisky, created from pure water, malt and yeast and matured in a variety of casks, becomes rich tasting whisky through superb blending.
A day spent in the Yamazaki Distillery gave us an appreciation for the complexity of this process.
 --------- JQR No.15 (2012 Aug)

Kurosawa Akira

Gourmet Kurosawa Akira
Kurosawa Akira (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.15
A flavorsome full-bodied tribute to a Japanese citizen of the world
 --------- JQR No.15 (2012 Aug)

Kankororin

Gourmet Kankororin
Kankororin (PDF)

Brand Debut vol.1
A rich, amazake-flavored health drink full of essential amino acids and fiber
New! An amazake-flavored health drink made from sweet potatoes grown on the Goto Islands, Nagasaki Prefecture.
Perfect as a snack when dieting or for when you feel peckish ♡
 --------- JQR No.14 (2012 Jul)

Yamahana Junmai Daiginjo

Gourmet Yamahana Junmai Daiginjo
Yamahana Junmai Daiginjo (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.14
A Junmai Daiginjo for Casual Enjoyment
 --------- JQR No.14 (2012 Jul)

Gokyo Daiginjo Saito no Shizuku

Gourmet Gokyo Daiginjo Saito no Shizuku
Gokyo Daiginjo Saito no Shizuku (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.13
An Elegant Taste To Intoxicate Even Angels
 --------- JQR No.13 (2012 Jun)

Delicious Canned Foods

Gourmet Delicious Canned Foods
Delicious Canned Foods (PDF)

Canned goods, survival food with a long shelf life for times of emergency.
They may be seen as emphasizing function over flavor, but in reality, canned foods can be very tasty. With a little ingenuity, they can be turned into fine dishes.
What a waste to let all those cans, pushed into the dark recesses of kitchens and cupboards, go past their "best by" dates.
Why not start incorporating canned foods into your life?
 --------- JQR No.12 (2012 May)

Hoka Junmai Genshu Nama-Ippon

Gourmet Hoka Junmai Genshu Nama-Ippon
Hoka Junmai Genshu Nama-Ippon (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.12
Sake suffused with the vitality of its youthful brewers
 --------- JQR No.12 (2012 May)

Miwatari Junmai Daiginjo

Gourmet Miwatari Junmai Daiginjo
Miwatari Junmai Daiginjo (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.11
High Quality Sake With a Regal Style
 --------- JQR No.11 (2012 Apr)

Ai-no-Sawa Junmai Ginjo

Gourmet Ai-no-Sawa Junmai Ginjo
Ai-no-Sawa Junmai Ginjo (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.10
Spirited Sake from a Female Master Brewer
 --------- JQR No.10 (2012 Feb)

Hidakami Daiginjo

Gourmet Hidakami Daiginjo
Hidakami Daiginjo (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.09
A Striking Gentle onsistency
 --------- JQR No.09 (2012 Jan)

This year make a hotpot at home!

Gourmet This year make a hotpot at home!
This year make a hotpot at home! (PDF)

Fun, social dining for long winter evenings
Delicious, adventurous nabe cuisine
When it comes to classic cooking for the cooler months, nabe hotpot dishes win hands down.
This year nabe dining at home has become especially popular.
Healthy and economical, it's a great dish to gather round and strengthen those family ties; just being with people you can relax with is fun.
Spending this winter exploring the tempting tastes of nabe cooking sounds like a splendid idea...
 --------- JQR No.08 (2011 Dec)

Soku Junmai Daiginjo Aiyama

Gourmet Soku Junmai Daiginjo Aiyama
Soku Junmai Daiginjo Aiyama (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.08
A Taste of the Clear Blue Sky
 --------- JQR No.08 (2011 Dec)

Dassai Junmai Daiginjo Migaki Ni-Wari San-Bu

Gourmet Dassai Junmai Daiginjo Migaki Ni-Wari San-Bu
Dassai Junmai Daiginjo Migaki Ni-Wari San-Bu (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.07
Taking Time to Brew a Sake for True Appreciation
 --------- JQR No.07 (2011 Nov)

Junai Shikomi Junmai Sharaku

Gourmet Junai Shikomi Junmai Sharaku
Junai Shikomi Junmai Sharaku (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.06
Pure Love Brew: A Sake that Moves the Heart
 --------- JQR No.06 (2011 Oct)

Shaved Ice, Japanese Style

Gourmet Shaved Ice, Japanese Style
Shaved Ice, Japanese Style (PDF)

A Delightful Cooling Food Ideal for Summer
Shaved ice (kaki-gori) is a quick remedy for the over- heated body.
Though deceptively simple in terms of ingredients – the basic ingredients are shaved ice with some syrup poured on top – kaki-gori delivers a surprising depth of flavor.
This article will give you a glimpse into Japan’s unique and varied kaki-gori culture, which is underscored by painstaking efforts towards excellence by traditional confectionary shops and sweet parlors.
 --------- JQR No.05 (2011 Sep)

Junmai Ginjo Kakurei Gohyakumangoku

Gourmet Junmai Ginjo Kakurei Gohyakumangoku
Junmai Ginjo Kakurei Gohyakumangoku (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.05
The Sake that Completely Changed My Image of Echigo Sake
 --------- JQR No.05 (2011 Sep)

Special Junmai Hakurakusei

Gourmet Special Junmai Hakurakusei
Special Junmai Hakurakusei (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.04
The Lucky Sake that Survived Disaster
 --------- JQR No.04 (2011 Aug)

Manzairaku HakusanJunmai Daiginjo

Gourmet Manzairaku HakusanJunmai Daiginjo
Manzairaku HakusanJunmai Daiginjo (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.03
A Sake that Combines Flowers with Strength
 --------- JQR No.03 (2011 Jul)

Junmai Ginjo from Senkin

Gourmet Junmai Ginjo from Senkin
Junmai Ginjo from Senkin (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.02
A New Taste that Returns to the Origins of Sake
 --------- JQR No.02 (2011 Jun)

Junmai Daiginjo Pure Undiluted Sake Katsuyama Akatsuki

Gourmet Junmai Daiginjo Pure Undiluted Sake Katsuyama Akatsuki
Junmai Daiginjo Pure Undiluted Sake Katsuyama Akatsuki (PDF)

In Praise of Fine Sake Vol.01
Scintillating Fine Sake
 --------- JQR No.01 (2011 May)

▲Return to top