Miss traveling with your kid? Here's how you can bring Japan to your home

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The land of gundams and Ultramen might be one of your kids’ dream destinations but boo-hoo, we’re all under stay-at-home orders. Still, you can bring Japan to your home and even create fun memories with your otaku kid!

Watch anime together in cosplay

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You are a millennial mom so chances are you grew up watching Ghostfighter and Sailor Moon in the 90s. If you are an ultra tita, you probably know Voltes V and Daimos. Whichever generation you came from, you and your kid can bond over watching anime series and movies on streaming sites. You can even wear costumes of anime characters while watching the new ones like My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, or Demon Slayer. Make sure the show is age-appropriate for your kid.

Learn origami together

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, does not have to be complicated. Watch Origami videos online together and try to compete with your kid on who makes the best paper figures. You can start with simple paper structures like boats and planes. This will also be a great opportunity to nurture your kid’s creativity while being stuck at home.

Make a ninja-themed party

New Year celebrations and birthdays do not need to be traditional. Why not have a ninja-themed party where every member of the family is dressed as a ninja! You can also have paper shuriken throwing games and ninja magic shows for every shinobi to enjoy!

Prepare chicken karaage together

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Can we let you in on a little secret? We know a Japanese restaurant favorite that can be ready in just 5 minutes! Order a pack of Purefoods Crispy Chicken Karaage and have your young otaku place it inside the microwave oven. These are fully cooked chicken thigh fillets, deliciously seasoned with spices and coated with crispy breading. A quick trivia - Karaage is Japanese style of deep-frying meat but with Purefoods Crispy Chicken Karaage, you no longer need to use oil because it’s ready-to-cook, making the meal healthier.

When it’s done, take a pic of your kid wearing an apron and a toque to immortalize his or her first Japanese dish - a delicious plate of Purefoods Chicken Karaage. Itadakimasu!