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Dried Sweet Potatoes

Dried sweet potatoes are wonderful tasty snack; no cholesterol, high in fiber, vitamin B1, … More

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Grilled Meatballs

A takoyaki pan is not only for takoyaki. If you pour pancake batter, you can make pancake … More

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Kanitama Recipe

Egg foo young with crab meat is one of the Japanese favorite. We even gave it a Japanese … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

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Donabe

A donabe is a thick Japanese clay pot, used to cook a hot pot in. It can be placed on the … More

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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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Kappogi (Japanese

A kappogi is a Japanese style apron, which is particularly made to be worn over kimono. … More

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers look like green chili peppers, but they are not hot. I am so happy to … More

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Rice Vinegar

When a Japanese recipe calls for vinegar, it's referring either rice vinegar or mixed … More

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Aonori

Aonori is a type of seaweed. I thought when sheet type nori is crushed, it becomes … More

Featured Blog Entries

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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

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Konnyaku Harvest

I planted konnyaku "seed potatoes" last spring. They were about 10 of 2" potatotes. … More

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Kinzanji Miso 2nd

Kinzanji miso is side dish miso. It's not for miso soup, even though it can be used for … More