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Soy Sauce Flavored

I learned from Japanese SNS that cheese soaked in soy sauce mixture is pretty good. … More

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Nukadoko (Pickling

Nukadoko or nukamiso is Japanese fermented picking bed made from rice bran. Pickles made … More

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Fried Konnyaku

When I visited Japan, I heard that konnyaku can be used as meat substitute on a TV cooking … 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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Iga Mono (also known

In Japanese, Iga mono means either someone from Iga or something from Iga. When the words … More

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Chopsticks

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

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Beni Shoga

Two different Japanese condiments are called beni shoga. One is pink, flat, and … More

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Popular Secret

Many Japanese have one or two secret ingredients to add while making curry rice. You can … More

Yuzu

Yuzu

Yuzu is Asian citrus fruit, widely used in Japanese cuisine. Chinese and Koreans also use … More

Featured Blog Entries

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Iga Mono (also known

In Japanese, Iga mono means either someone from Iga or something from Iga. When the words … 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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Sharpening Knifes

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