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Featured Recipes

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

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Japanese Salad with

This is a variation of Warm Japanese Salad with Katsuobushi and Soy Sauce. Salad can be … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

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Mandoline Slicer

Mandoline slicers became one of the standard cooking gadgets in American kitchens. I saw … More

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Saibashi (Cooking

Saibashi is a pair of cooking chopsticks. They are made of bamboos, and much longer than … More

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Syphoned Coffee

Coffee in Japan tastes really good. It’s not my national prejudice, because I heard the … More

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Aonori

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

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Nameko

I usually write about food when I found, ate, or cooked. But I actually have never seen … More

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Negi

A negi is a type of  long onion, which is widely used in Japan and other Eastern Asian … 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