seduced by yaoi’s J-food (…and a quick recipe)

beloved foods of manga and anime… Watching boys grilling yakiniku at the table, munching on the mysterious “melon bread” (was it really melon-flavored?), joking about curry-flavored soda, how could I keep reading those scenes and not become curious about food in Japan? Driven by this curiosity, I gradually learned about Japanese foods, which quickly led to cooking them. Honestly, the ingredients, cooking techniques, kitchen toys, and…