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Natto, Nagaimo, and

When you mix natto, nagaimo, and okura together, it's going to be very sticky, gooey, and … More

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Japanese Style

In many countries, giblets are a part of home cooking. This is a Japanese style stewed … More

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Rice Cooker Brownie

As you might know, a rice cooker is not just for cooking rice any longer. Many rice … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

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Mandoline Slicer

Mandoline slicers became one of the standard cooking gadgets in American kitchens. I saw … More

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Shamoji (Rice

A shamoji is a Japanese rice paddle, rice scoop, or rice spatula. It's a standard tool to … 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

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Natto

I am not certain how many Americans know about natto. My husband recognizes the smell, … More

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Ayu (fish)

Ayu lives in streams in Japan, and it is considered to be a summer treat in mountain … 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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Ayu (fish)

Ayu lives in streams in Japan, and it is considered to be a summer treat in mountain … More

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Sharpening Knifes

I've been plagued with dull kitchen knifes. I bought a decent knife, which was wonderful … More

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Food Preparation

People tend to think it takes time to cook Japanese food. The answer is yes and no. Just … More