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3 Minutes Beaten Cucumber Asian Salad

3 Minutes Beaten Cucumber Asian Salad

Instruction video is located under “HOW TO” tab below. This is quick and easy cucumber side dish. It’s ready in 3 minutes and you don’t even need a knife. Just...

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Spaghetti Napolitan (Japanese Coffee Shop Spaghetti)

Spaghetti Napolitan (Japanese Coffee Shop Spaghetti)

(The instructional video is under “HOW TO” tab.) The older Japanese like me have a special place for spaghetti napolitan in their hearts. Before we started to familiarize themselves any...

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Sakuramochi

Sakuramochi

(The instructional video is under “HOW TO” tab.) Sakuramochi is a spring treat, but pretty simple to make. It’s often served on the day of Hinamatsuri (girls’ day on March...

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Gomoku Chirashi

Gomoku Chirashi

(The instructional video is under “HOW TO” tab.) Gomoku chirashi is a type of sushi, which is not served at sushi restaurant, but pretty popular to make at home for...

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Tender Microwaved Chicken Breast

Tender Microwaved Chicken Breast

Japanese home cooks often use microwave for food preparation. As Japanese food tend to use less oil, and try not to overcook in general, the use of microwave makes good sense. Microwaving food saves time, and actually preserves nutritional value of the food compare to using other cooking methods. You might not believe, but I […]

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Doburoku Trial

Doburoku Trial

It is illegal to make alcoholic beverages without a license, regardless whether it is for sale or for personal consumption in Japan. And the process of obtaining the license is so difficult and expensive, that it is only worth it for businesses. In this busy 21st Century, not so many people are interested in brewing […]

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Koji Making

Koji Making

I’ve made miso, sake (doburoku), amazake, or other fermented products using rice koji. But I’ve never made koji itself. Koji is cereal covered with cultured mold. Most common koji is rice koji, which can be bought at a Japanese grocery store or through several online shopping sites. There are other types of koji exist, such […]

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Fish Head

Fish Head

I live in Queens, New York. It is one of the most racially mixed neighborhood in the United States. Within a short distance, I can find specialized grocery stores for Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Greek, Mexican, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, and so on. I love to visit those stores to look around foreign food items, and […]

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