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Featured Recipes

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Fried Soy Beans

This fried soy beans recipe is simple but addictive. The beans, individually coated with … More

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Mochi Ice Cream

Have you eaten mochi ice cream? Ice cream wrapped with soft and slightly elastic … More

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Chicken Umeboshi

Chicken umeboshi pasta is so easy and quick to prepare, but amazingly delicious. I prefer … More

Featured Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

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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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Mandoline Slicer

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

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Otoshibuta

An otoshibuta is used only for Japanese cooking according to wiki. It is a flat lid … More

Featured Japanese Groceries

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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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Natto

I am not certain how many Americans know about natto. My husband recognizes the smell, … More

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Daikon

Daikon is a long white root vegetable. It can be found all year around, but the primary … More

Featured Blog Entries

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Kagami Mochi

Japanese households display a decorated offering called kagami mochi from the end of year … More

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Garlic Infused Soy

Garlic infused soy sauce, ninniku-shoyu in Japanese, is super seasoning. As a matter of … More

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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