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Sauteed-Arugula

Sauteed Arugula with

Early summer when arugula is abundant, quick sauteed arugula with soy sauce can make easy … More

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How to Make Umeboshi

Umeboshi is salted and dried fruit of Prunus mume, which is a family of apricots, even … More

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Japanese Salad with

This is a variation of Warm Japanese Salad with Katsuobushi and Soy Sauce. Salad can be … More

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Suribachi and

Suribachi and surikogi are Japanese version of mortar and pestle with ridges. They are one … More

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Saibashi (Cooking

Saibashi is a pair of cooking chopsticks. They are made of bamboos, and much longer than … 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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Nagaimo

Nagaimo belongs to the family of yam. But unlike others, this can be eaten raw. You don’t … More

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White Turnip (Kabu)

White turnips are still not common in the United States, but I increasingly see them at … More

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Japanese Mustard

When a Japanese recipe calls for mustard, regular prepared mustard shouldn't be used. … More

Featured Blog Entries

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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

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Miso Development

We can buy miso easily at Japanese grocery stores or health food stores. But I heard that … More

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Kinzanji Miso

Regular miso we usually use for miso soup are made from soy and/or grains. The condiment … More