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Featured Recipes

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3 Nagaimo Pancakes

Nagaimo pancakes are so easy and delicious. Pan fried outside texture is crunchy, but … More

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Rice Cooker Pork

Pork kakuni is one of my favorite morsel. It feels like that tenderly stewed pork belly … More

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Roast Beef Sushi

Roast beef can be perfect sushi topping, which goes well with soy sauce. I used home made … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

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Tenugui Cloth

When I was back in Japan this spring, one of my friends gave me the pretty tenugui cloth … More

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Portable Gas Stove

A portable gas stove comes in handy when eating nabemono, such as hot pot or sukiyaki. … More

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Otoshibuta

An otoshibuta is used only for Japanese cooking according to wiki. It is a flat lid … More

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Fresh Shiitake

Shiitake mushrooms can be harvested in spring, fall, and winter. Particularly spring … More

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Wakame

Wakame is an edible seaweed that contains high levels of iodine, calcium, thiamine, and … More

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Takenoko (Bamboo

Spring is bamboo shoot season. Even though many fruit and vegetables are grown in green … More

Featured Blog Entries

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Food Preparation

People tend to think it takes time to cook Japanese food. The answer is yes and no. Just … More

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1 Year Old Umeboshi

Umeboshi is preserved food, and it reaches to the peak flavor 2~3 years after being made. … More

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Kagami Mochi

Japanese households display a decorated offering called kagami mochi from the end of year … More