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How Do The Japanese Make Tough Meat Tender At Home; 3 Marinade Sauce Brings Best Results In My Life

We can't afford to buy A5 Wagyu beef all the time in Japan so we have no choice to buy discount tough meat at a grocery store. Yet, we have secret weapons to make the chewy meat tender and juicy. There are my best 3 ways to marinate meat with baking powder solution, with shio koji, with Japanese BBQ sauce. As a bonus, I will tell you my freezing meat hacks too.
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Japanese Home Cooking Recipe; Japanese-style BBQ Beef Salad Bowl With The Extra Asian Breeze

A big salad bowl with the savory, tender sliced beefsteak. Marinate the meat with Japanese traditional BBQ sauce (Yakiniku no Tare) which is also used for the dressing. Sweet chili sauce and chopped cilantro add the extra Asian breeze. Goes well with a cold beer!
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Japanese Cooking Culture; How to Sun Dry Veggies At Home

Do you use a dehydrator to make dried food at home? In Japan, sun-drying is popular and I enjoy making homemade sun-dried vegetables. On this site, I can tell you what vegetables to sundry, how long, what to use, climate tips, and storing tips with few recipes to use sun-dried veggies.
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Napa (Chinese) Cabbage 101 In Japanese Cooking; Nutrition, Shopping and Storage Tips, Recipes

Napa cabbage is the type of Chinese cabbage and called "Hakusai" in Japan. It's the popular winter veggie (in Japan) and it can't be called Japanese hot pot without it. (kidding.) It contains mostly water (low-cal, low-carb) but is rich in Vitamin C, K, and potassium. Moreover, it's one of the handy veggies to cook for salad, stir-fry, saute, soup, stew...between crispy texture to melty texture. Read this post to know health benefits, the shopping, store, and cooking tips.
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Japan Highlights By Major 8 Regions

Discover what to do, what to eat, what to buy, and best Onsen list in each regon in Japan. Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu (Hokuriku, Tokai, Shishu), Kinki (Kansai), Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa Islands!
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Summer Grilling! Home Izakaya Recipe; Japanese Yakitori Chicken

The meaning of Yakitori is bite-size pieces of meat, seafood, and veggies on bamboo skewers and grilled. Japanese yakitori is classically cooked over small charcoal grills and it attracts visitors with cooking over charcoal gives a smoky and charcoal flavor that's simply Umai (tasty.) Everyone wants to try to make unforgettable Japanese taste at home and what do you think if it's possible to make it? How about reading this post and getting ready for the summer grill?
Culture, Etiquette

Japanese MOTTAINAI Aesthetic

"Mottainai" is one of the representative terms to refer to Japanese culture. It is commonly used daily when wasting food, things, money, time...everything when they have regrets to waste these values. You may know the meanings of "Mottainai" as environmental activities, so its spirit has been influenced across the world. But, what's the original meaning of "Mottainai"??? Today, I am going to tell you about Japanese Mottaianai sprit.
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Homemade Authentic Japanese Teriyaki (Yakitori) Sauce; For Yakitori, Grilled Meat and Vegetables

You can make authentic Japanese teriyaki sauce at home! Learn about how to make professional-taste Teriyaki sauce without Mirin. All you need is dried dashi kelp, sugar, soy sauce, Sake, and patience. Read this easiest Teriyaki sauce recipe!
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Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna With Authentic Teriyaki Sauce

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Rice Flour 101; Health And Cooking Benefits

Rice flour is finely ground raw rice and is used to make rice noodles and pancakes, thicken soups and stews, for a bakery. I recommend its health benefit, especially It's gluten-free! Rice flour can provide dietary fiber, which can be expected to lower cholesterol, improve blood sugar levels, and help with digestion. The best thing about is rice flour can really make food crispy when frying with it at home. Read this post and get to know about rice flour more to incorporate in-home cooking!
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Black And White Sesame seeds; Health benefits, How to use in Japanese Cooking

Sesame seeds are essential in Japanese cooking. It also gets attention as one of healthy grain, and the Japanese take advantage of sesame benefits! So, what's are the health benefits of sesame seeds, and are they different among black, white, and golden? Let's "open the sesame" with me!.
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The Best Japanese Green Tea Pot Guide; Tokoname Kyusu

If you want to brew Japanese green tea easily, must have a "Tokoname Kyusu teapot". Tokoname yaki (the pottery) is one of the famous pottery in Japan and Tokoname Kyusu can allow green tea a mellow and rich taste. On this site, I explain how Tokoname kyusu works, how to clean, which you should buy. All about Tokoname Kyusu.
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Sencha Green Tea Aesthetic; How To Brew, Store, Roast In Japanese Authentic Way

Sencha is the type of green tea, which is the daily green tea for Japanese tea time. Like other tea, sencha green tea has several health benefits. Not like Matcha, the taste is refreshing. There is no picky manner to make sencha, but there are several tips to make 10 times better sencha green tea if you read this guide.
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How 5 Insider secrets of “Japanese HighBall” Brings You To Know Japanese Culture

A classic cocktail, "Whiskey & Soda" is also called 'Whiskey highball" known worldwide. The Japanese call it just "Highball" and it is a popular casual Izakaya drink for the first order (Kanpai!) You may be interested in why whiskey highball has been supported by the Japanese drinkers, what's so special? In this post, I will tell you the deep world of whiskey highball in Japan and the basic recipe to make Japanese highball at home.
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The Japanese Alcohol; 5 Basics Divas Want to Know About Shochu

The ultimate native guide to Japanese Shochu. It one of Japan's deep worlds worth exploring. First, Shochu is a Japanese distilled liquor that ABV is between about 25% to 40%, and it is totally different from Sake. On this site, you can know about what's shochu exactly, what made from, and the types of Shochu.
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The Native Ultimate Guide; How To Enjoy Shochu Like A Japanese

Shochu-the Japanese favorite distilled liquor has been behind Sake, but Shochu is also has been rooted deeply in Japanese drink culture. Not like a Sake, Shochu can be enjoyed with straight, on the rock, with hot/ice water, and more unique ways. The famous "Chu-Hi" is one of them. Today, I am going to introduce you to the classic cocktails for your Sohchu 'cheers.'
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Houjicha 101; Japan’s Popular Refreshing Roasted Green Tea

Japanese green tea is well-known as its health benefits and high-relaxation effect, how about if green tea is roasted? Because of the chemical of the roasting process, roasted green tea aka Hojicha has less caffeine, less astringency flavor, even gain rich toasty flavor and naturally sweet flavor. Read this site to know about Hojicha, health benefits, and how to make.
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The Simple But New Taste “Ocha Wari”: Discover Japanese Green Tea Cocktails

Here are great cocktail recipes you should add to your home bar. Get inspiration for new favorites. Make your own classic but mysterious green tea cocktail recipes. Bottoms up!
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