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Featured Recipes


Sauteed Arugula with

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


How to Make Umeboshi

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


Japanese Salad with

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

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets


Wood Spoons

The Japanese eat food predominantly with chopsticks. Japanese restaurants in the U.S. … More


Japanese Tableware

I didn't realize until I started to live in the United States, that Japanese tableware was … More


Tenugui Cloth

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

Featured Japanese Groceries


Katsuobushi (Dried

Katsuobushi or katsubushi is a rock hard dried bonito flesh. When I was a child, my … More



I don't like senbei, a type of Japanese rice crackers. Well, I don't hate it, because I … More


Udon Noodles

Udon are thick noodles made from flour. They are sold as dried, frozen, or boiled and … More

Featured Blog Entries


Kinzanji Miso 2nd

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


Miso Development

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


Kinzanji Miso

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