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Featured Recipes

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Tsukudani of Hot

When I was a child, my grandma used to buy bunches of hot pepper plants with roots still … More

Sauteed-Arugula

Sauteed Arugula with

Early summer when arugula is abundant, quick sauteed arugula with soy sauce can make easy … More

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How to Make Umeboshi

Umeboshi is salted and dried fruit of Prunus mume, which is a family of apricots, even … 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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Donabe

A donabe is a thick Japanese clay pot, used to cook a hot pot in. It can be placed on the … More

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Suribachi and

Suribachi and surikogi are Japanese version of mortar and pestle with ridges. They are one … 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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Sesame Oil

Japanese sesame oil comes in dark and clear. Common cooking oil is the dark one (the … More

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Takenoko (Bamboo

Spring is bamboo shoot season. Even though many fruit and vegetables are grown in green … More

Featured Blog Entries

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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

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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