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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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Food Preparation

Food Preparation

People tend to think it takes time to cook Japanese food. The answer is yes and no. Just like any other food in the world, you could spend all day to prepare everything from scratch, but we don’t have such luxury every day. The trick is ingredients preparation. There are many things you can do […]

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Bento Lunch Jar Keeps Food Warm

Bento Lunch Jar Keeps Food Warm

My son has a small appetite. He refuses to eat school lunch, which I truly hope he eats even though I know many kids have numerous complaints. So I had been packing lunch for him. I mostly packed sandwiches, as many American parents do, and I sometimes made onigiri. But he recently complained that he […]

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Natto

Natto

I am not certain how many Americans know about natto. My husband recognizes the smell, because I occasionally eat it, but he doesn’t want to know any further about it. Natto is softly boiled soy beans fermented with a certain type of bacteria which live in straws. It is delicious and almost always eaten with […]

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Furikake

Furikake

Furikake is condiment to sprinkle over rice, or mix in rice when making rice balls. When people get tired of plain white rice and want to add some flavoring, furikake comes in handy. Parents often sprinkle frikake on rice to encourage children to eat rice. Most commercial ones are dry for long shelf life in […]

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Raw Eggs in Japan

Raw Eggs in Japan

In Japan, people regularly eat raw eggs. Tamago kake gohan (rice mixed with a raw egg and soy sauce) is one very popular food. Sukiyaki (beef with vegetables cooked in an iron pot with soy sauce) is also dipped in a beaten raw egg just before eating. Government and health professionals are aware of the […]

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Rice

Rice

Most glutenous short grain Japanese rice sold in the United States are made in California. Only small amount of premium brand Japanese rice are imported from Japan. Korean and Chinese grocery stores also carry short grain rice, made in California. To eat rice with Japanese food, buy unscented short grain rice. Chinese and Korean brand […]

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