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Featured Recipes

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Kakiage Don Recipe

Kakiage don is a don meal, which means something on top of rice in a bowl. A don meal is … More

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Yakiudon (Fried

Yakiudon is udon noodle version of yakisoba. I think it's one of the examples of Japanese … More

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Kinpira Daikon

Daikon skin tend to be peeled generously, when you make furofuki daikon, stewed daikon, or … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

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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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Otoshibuta

An otoshibuta is used only for Japanese cooking according to wiki. It is a flat lid … More

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Portable Gas Stove

A portable gas stove comes in handy when eating nabemono, such as hot pot or sukiyaki. … More

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Kombu (kelp)

Kombu is a dried edible kelp, and has a wide range of usage. It can be used to extract … More

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Udon Noodles

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

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Grow Shiso

I was fortunate enough to be able to work on a plot in a community garden last year. On … More