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Featured Recipes


Soy Sauce Flavored

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


Nukadoko (Pickling

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


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


Fish Grill

Grilling is one of the essential way of cooking simple Japanese food. It doesn't require … More


Bento Lunch Jar

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


Wood Spoons

The Japanese eat food predominantly with chopsticks. Japanese restaurants in the U.S. … More

Featured Japanese Groceries



Konnyaku, sometimes called konjac, is actually made from an ugly looking bulbs. The … More


Shimeji Mushrooms

Japan is a humid country and mushrooms grow well. Shiitake, shimeji, matsutake, enoki, … More


Rice Vinegar

When a Japanese recipe calls for vinegar, it's referring either rice vinegar or mixed … More

Featured Blog Entries


Seto Hongyo Gama: A

One summer afternoon, I visited a potter’s workshop called Seto Hongyo Gama at Seto city … More


Iga Mono (also known

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


Ayu (fish)

Ayu lives in streams in Japan, and it is considered to be a summer treat in mountain … More