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Ingredients

  • Essentials of the Japanese Kitchen: Mirin

    Essentials of the Japanese Kitchen: Mirin

    Mirin is an indispensable staple ingredient in any Japanese kitchen, and it should be in yours, too. Here you'll find everything you need to know to incorporate mirin into your everyday cooking. Mirin often gets relegated to an afterthought in...

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  • What is Sudachi?

    What is Sudachi?

    Sudachi is a citrus fruit native to Japan and can add fantastic fragrance and flavor to a wide variety of dishes, both savory and sweet. The world of citrus is quite diverse, with many oranges, lemons, and limes all available...

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  • What is Shiro Dashi?

    What is Shiro Dashi?

    Shiro Dashi is about to change your Japanese cooking game! It's such a versatile ingredient you can easily recreate Japanese flavor at home. If you are a Japanese cooking enthusiast, you might already know that umami is the key to...

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  • Know Your Tuna: Otoro, Chutoro, and Akami

    Know Your Tuna: Otoro, Chutoro, and Akami

    Depending on the type of taste and texture experience you're looking for, tuna has several different options. From rich and decadent otoro to meaty akami, you'll be sure to find something you like when it comes to Japanese cuisine with...

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  • What is Inaniwa Udon?

    What is Inaniwa Udon?

    Inaniwa udon is a different type of udon noodle and is one of Japan's best regional dishes. Made using a centuries-old recipe, Inaniwa udon was also once given as a gift to the Shogun each year. Japanese udon noodles are...

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  • An Introduction to Udon Noodles

    An Introduction to Udon Noodles

    One of the most popular types of noodles to enjoy in Japanese cuisine is udon noodles. Made from wheat flour, salt and water, these thick, chewy noodles are very comforting and can be used in a wide variety of dishes,...

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  • What is Ponzu?

    What is Ponzu?

    Japanese Kanten powder is similar to agar and gelatin and is made from seaweed. It's the ideal ingredient for vegans to make gelatin-type desserts and confectionaries. If someone were to ask you which is the most popular sauce used in...

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