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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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Wood Spoons

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

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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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Suribachi and

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

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Burdock

Burdocks are called gobo in Japanese. It is a root vegetable widely eaten in Eastern Asian … More

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Niboshi

Niboshi are dried baby sardines, from which dashi broth can be extracted. In the area I … More

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Aonori

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

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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