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Featured Recipes

houtou

Houtou Recipe

Houtou is Japanese regional food. It's miso based noodle soup in short. The uniqueness of … More

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Frozen Clementines

My childhood family trip memory is associated with frozen Japanese oranges, which my … More

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Dried Sweet Potatoes

Dried sweet potatoes are wonderful tasty snack; no cholesterol, high in fiber, vitamin B1, … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

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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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Japanese Tableware

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

Wakame is an edible seaweed that contains high levels of iodine, calcium, thiamine, and … More

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Shichimi Pepper

Shichimi pepper can be translated as seven flavored pepper. It's a combination of seven … More

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Aonori

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

Featured Blog Entries

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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

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Konnyaku Harvest

I planted konnyaku "seed potatoes" last spring. They were about 10 of 2" potatotes. … 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