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Featured Recipes

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Braised Pork and

Daikon is wonderful vegetable to cook with fatty fish or meat, as it absorbs flavor well. … More

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Fried Soy Beans

This fried soy beans recipe is simple but addictive. The beans, individually coated with … More

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Mochi Ice Cream

Have you eaten mochi ice cream? Ice cream wrapped with soft and slightly elastic … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

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Otoshibuta

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

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Chopsticks

Chopsticks are called hashi or ohashi in Japan. They are personal belongings, just as … More

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Takoyaki Pan

Takoyaki pan is a griddle with half-spherical molds to make takoyaki balls. The pans can … More

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Mizuna

I won't forget when I saw this leafy and crunchy winter vegetable for the first time at … More

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Koji

Koji is a culture which is made up of multiple complex organisms, including mold, bacteria … More

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Sesame Oil

Japanese sesame oil comes in dark and clear. Common cooking oil is the dark one (the … More

Featured Blog Entries

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Kagami Mochi

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

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Garlic Infused Soy

Garlic infused soy sauce, ninniku-shoyu in Japanese, is super seasoning. As a matter of … More

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Where to Get Fish

Are the fish for sushi different from other fish on the market? The answer is yes and no. … More