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When stomach feels tired and appetite is low, Japanese people often eat this humble food, … More
Oden is pronounced with an accent on the e, and the o sound is short. It's a favorite … More
Nikujaga is literally meat and potatoes when translated in English. It's a side dish, made … More
I strongly recommend you to invest in a good rice cooker, if you eat boiled rice … More
Mandoline slicers became one of the standard cooking gadgets in American kitchens. I saw … More
Saibashi is a pair of cooking chopsticks. They are made of bamboos, and much longer than … More
Niboshi are dried baby sardines, from which dashi broth can be extracted. In the area I … More
Shichimi (or nanami) pepper can be translated as seven flavored pepper. It's a combination … More
Japanese sweet potato is different from American sweet potato or yam. The flesh is yellow … More
I remember my family had a Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser on the table when I was a child. I … More
One of my Japanese friends who loves to handmade many wonderful things gave me a cup of … More
A basil-like green shiso leaves (also called ohba) is a common Japanese herb. They are … More