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Featured Recipes

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Fried Soy Beans

This fried soy beans recipe is simple but addictive. The beans, individually coated with … More

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Mochi Ice Cream

Have you eaten mochi ice cream? Ice cream wrapped with soft and slightly elastic … More

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Chicken Umeboshi

Chicken umeboshi pasta is so easy and quick to prepare, but amazingly delicious. I prefer … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

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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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Grater

I use a small ceramic grater in the picture for any cooking when a recipe calls for … More

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Rice Cooker

I strongly recommend you to invest in a good rice cooker, if you eat cooked rice … More

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Katsuobushi (Dried

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

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Jako (Shirasu)

Jako is boiled and dried baby sardines. Baby sardines are widely eaten in Japan, and … More

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Mizuna

I won't forget when I saw this leafy and crunchy winter vegetable for the first time at … More

Featured Blog Entries

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Kagami Mochi

Japanese households display a decorated offering called kagami mochi from the end of year … More

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Garlic Infused Soy

Garlic infused soy sauce, ninniku-shoyu in Japanese, is super seasoning. As a matter of … More

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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