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Featured Recipes

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Houtou Recipe

Houtou is Japanese regional food. It's miso based noodle soup in short. The uniqueness of … More

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Frozen Clementines

My childhood family trip memory is associated with frozen Japanese oranges, which my … More

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Dried Sweet Potatoes

Dried sweet potatoes are wonderful tasty snack; no cholesterol, high in fiber, vitamin B1, … 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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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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Rice Cooker

I strongly recommend you to invest in a good rice cooker, if you eat cooked rice … More

Featured Japanese Groceries

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Aburaage

Aburaage is one of the soy products. It is thinly sliced and deep fried tofu in short (You … More

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Dashinomoto

It's best to get dashi (soup broth) from katsuobushi, niboshi or kombu, but sometimes we … 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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Where to Get Fish

Are the fish for sushi different from other fish on the market? The answer is yes and no. … More

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Konnyaku Harvest

I planted konnyaku "seed potatoes" last spring. They were about 10 of 2" potatotes. … More

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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