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Featured Recipes


3 Nagaimo Pancakes

Nagaimo pancakes are so easy and delicious. Pan fried outside texture is crunchy, but … More


Rice Cooker Pork

Pork kakuni is one of my favorite morsel. It feels like that tenderly stewed pork belly … More


Roast Beef Sushi

Roast beef can be perfect sushi topping, which goes well with soy sauce. I used home made … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets


Portable Gas Stove

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



Chopsticks are called hashi or ohashi in Japan. They are personal belongings, just as … More


Bento Lunch Jar

Unlike me, my son has a small appetite. He refuses to eat school lunch, which I truly hope … More

Featured Japanese Groceries


Panko (Japanese

Martha Stewart talked about them on her show, Mark Bittman referred to it in the New York … More


Katsuobushi (Dried

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


Sweet Potato

Japanese sweet potato is different from American sweet potato or yam. Sometimes it's … More

Featured Blog Entries


Food Preparation

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


1 Year Old Umeboshi

Umeboshi is preserved food, and it reaches to the peak flavor 2~3 years after being made. … More


Kagami Mochi

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