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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: What’s Hondashi Powder

Do you know how to use "HONDASHI" powder? Is HONDASHI powder is same as the dashi powder? -As you know, dashi is a key stock of most Japanese cooking. Simple gentle ingredients but flavorful. Typically, it's made from natural ingredients such as dried bonito, dashi kelp, dried fish, dried mushroom ... With Ajinomoto Hondashi, you can easily and instantly make real soup stock at home
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WHAT’LL HAPPEN IF YOU START A DAY WITH PLAIN HOT WATER: SAYU BENEFITS

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JAPANESE CAST IRON KETTLE: THINGS TO KNOW YOU WON’T REGRET BUYING

Like other ironware, Tetsuni, a Japanese cast iron kettle, has excellent durability thermal conductivity, and heat retention. It changes boiled water better taste-mellow round flavor and makes green tea better flavor. The simple, classic, elegant but strong design delights your kitchen and mindfulness life style.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO THE JAPANESE PANTRY: JAPANESE CAST IRON KYUSU TEAPOT GUIDE

If you looking for a KYUSU teapot to make green tea or something looking for "Japanese-like", "Asian taste" or "ZEN" life, Japanese cast iron KYUSU teapot can be one. Unlike cast iron ware, most TETSU KYUSU has enamel-glazed inside so it can help after-care a little. There is often confusion between Tetsubin and Tetsu Kyusu and you can't use Tetsu-Kyusu on the stovetop. Read this guide that tells you about how to use, clean, store, and also how to deal with iron rust.
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[INSTANT POT RECIPE] Easy-Cheesy Homemade Natto Beans

Natto beans are the Japanese traditional super healthy food to eat daily! Generally, you can get natto at any Asian grocery store, but you can save money and eat homemade fresh Natto every day using my easy homemade natto recipe; without a starter, use the instant pot for the whole process.
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Japanese Basic Cooking; How To Make A Paper Thin Egg Omelet (Usuyaki Tamago)

LEARN THE JAPANESE TAMAGO RECIPE. When you enjoy a Japanese home cooking recipe, you will have opportunities to make "Usuyaki-Tamago"/ "Kinshi-Tamago"- a paper-thin egg omelet and egg threads, which are the Japanese basic home cooking and are commonly used as a wrap/ a garnish adding brilliant yellow color to the dish. You don't need a Tamagoyaki pan for this dish, however, you may need a little technique and practice.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: THE BENEFITS OF SESAME OIL: NUTRITION, HEALTH BENEFITS, SIDE EFFECTS, HOW TO USE IN COOKING

Sesame oil has been incorporated into the Japanese lifestyle for a long time like in other Asian countries. Sesame oil is known as one healthy oil that we should take daily and the Japanese often use it in cooking. Besides, we are addicted to the rich toasty nutty aroma of toasted sesame oil. Or, the elegant light white sesame oil, is used for cooking, dressing, even massage, and skincare. This post will tell you the types of sesame oil, their health benefits, and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle.
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VERSATILE HOMEMADE YAKINIKU SAUCE: AUTHENTIC JAPANESE BBQ SAUCE NOT TOO SWEET!

Everyone loves grilling meat, Japanese Yakiniku beef...Yum. I understand you all want to make THE AUTHENTIC Japanese BBQ sauce (Yakiniku sauce) at home, WITHOUT MIRIN. (YES!) This savory BBQ sauce will last for about 10 days. You can freeze it so it'll last longer. (about 6 months) This All-purpose BBQ sauce can be used as a dipping sauce, marinade sauce, stir-fry sauce, and salad dressing.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO A JAPANESE PANTRY: BARLEY TEA IS A POPULAR SUMMER DRINK

Learn all about Barley Tea including its health benefits, and how to brew. Barley tea is the common summer drink in Japan, not only its natty but clear taste but also has many health benefits such as heatstroke prevention. If you looking for a new type of tea for your healthy life, learn barley tea in this post!
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BARLEY TEA HAS MOSTLY BENEFITS: BUT DOES IT HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?

Barley tea is the healthy drink, rich in minerals and vitamins. Drinking barley tea constantly before and after workout, hot bath, or as summer drink, can protect your body from overheating and dehydration. Generally, you should not have problem to drink barley tea daily, yet, drinking TOO MUCH COLD barley tea may cause sick.
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Index For Types Of Japanese Green Tea

As one of Japanese aesthetic, many people want to try Japanese green tea which is not only ordinal green tea and Matcha. The most common green tea is called "Sencha" that you have already seen. There are more types of green tea, and do you want to know the differences? On this site, I make the "Green Tea Index" that helps you to shop and find your next new taste of Japanese green tea.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: Glass Noodles AND Harusame Salad Recipe

Japanese Glass Noodle Salad (Harusame Salad) is a simple, vinegary, savory fresh noodle dish that can bring an unusual international side dish to your kitchen. Quick-cooking of glass noodles, which soaking glass noodles in boiled water for 4 minutes, drain, rinse and cut. Add your favorite protein and vegetables. Great served chilled. Glass noodles are a common food in Asian cuisine, and it is called "Harusame" in Japanese. Japanese Harusame noodles are mainly made of potato starch. Harusame salad is also a popular salad menu in Japan- it's refreshing and addictive with sesame oil and soy sauce-based dressing. You can use Mung Bean Thread Vermicelli instead, but not rice noodles if you care about calories.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: The Japanese Are Obsessed With The Luxury Sesame Seeds?

The relatively new trend in Japan, the Japanese are obsessed with everything “luxury”. Needless to say, as well as sesame seeds. Not white, not black, here, golden sesame seeds are the most high-quality sesame seeds since they are rich in nutty aroma and rich flavor.
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My Home Izakaya; Make IZAKAYA COCKTAILS With Homemade Lemon Syrup

Japanese-style lemon sour is a popular Izakaya cocktail. Some are non-sweet (sometimes it's called Chu-Hi") and others are added lemon (or sugar) syrup. I made homemade lemon syrup (accidentally). It's simple, easy, only 2 ingredients (lemons & sugar), no cooking and no adding water.
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Home Izakaya! How To Choose The Carbonated Water For The Best Whiskey/Shochu Highball

"Highball" in Japan; the popular casual Izakaya drink which is the same as whiskey and soda. As the common recipe, daily casual whiskey, carbonated water, and a lemon wedge. You can use any kind of carbonated water (or natural sparkling water) for making the best Japanese highball? Nope. Today, I am going to tell you how to choose the best-carbonated water for making Japanese highball at home and the health benefits of carbonated water as a bonus.
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Japanese Miso Paste 101: Discover Types Of Miso Paste

Miso is a traditional Japanese condiment with a rich flavor and this unique paste we always have on hand today worldwide. It’s versatile, provides incredible umami flavor, and is rich in probiotics. (Yes, miso is the fermented food!) You know there are red, yellow, mixed, white, sweet, dry...whatever they call types of miso. So, I will a little deeper dive into Japanese miso paste, including different types by several points.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: How To Make Kanzake (Hot Sake) At Home

Do you know how to heat up Japanese sake at home? Are you just microwave it in a mug? Read these tips to heat up sake without losing the taste and aroma. This is the ultimate guide of 4 ways to heat up sake and proper decanters to use for Kanzake (hot sake).
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Quick & Easy, Only 13 Minutes You Need; How To Use TWINBIRD Sake Warmer Set

Best selling electric sake warmer set, TWINBIRD Portable Atsukan Machine is a cool item for those who need the easiest way to make delicious hot sake at home. You just need an outlet and 13 minutes. You can choose 4 levels of temperature, piping hot/hot/warm/lukewarm. The only negative point of this product is no English translation! (oh my.) So, I am here to help you with the perfect instruction free.
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Carrot Kinpira: All-Purpose Japanese Vegetable Side Dish

Kinpira is a Japanese cooking term-sautée and simmered with Japanese basic seasonings. In most cases, the Kinpira dish is made of root vegetables such as carrot, burdock, Daikon radish, and lotus root. It's a super easy and healthy side dish, and you can serve it with hot/ cool.
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What’s Koji Miso

Recently, you’ve often heard about “koji miso” if you’re a miso connoisseur. It’s actually the name for commercial use to enhance the raw ingredients, especially, Koji. It probably indicates that companies produce their products to guarantee using selected raw materials and Koji.
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The Masu Sake Cup; The Unique Japanese Sake Serving Style, How To Enjoy It?

The masu sake cup is a square (made of wood or plastics) box used as a sake drinking culture. Even it is already unique to drink Japanese sake out of it, but also there are unique serving ways and drinking rituals. Yes, sounds like the Japanese, right? This guide tells you what's exactly the masu cup and how to drink Sake from it.
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How To Clean Japanese Wooden Sake Ware

When picking up the traditional cool wooden sake set such as the Masu cup, a carafe, and cute little "Ochoko" cups, that you bought, you may get a little worried about how to use & clean them. This post tells you the important steps for using, cleaning, and storing.
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Best Relaxing Wooden Bath Products Ideas; Japanese Hinoki Cypress

There are many ideas to make a relaxing bathroom, the wooden bath products are one of decoration style. Japanese "Hinoki" cypress is popular wood in Japan and frequently is used as bath products. The cypress has high effectiveness for water-resistance, anti-bacterias and insects, odor deodorant. Besides, its aroma is well known to reduce stress. Find the best Hinoki bath accessories in this post.
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These Care Tips Save Your Hinoki Wood Cutting Board Life Longer

How do you maintain the wooden cutting board? What do you do to last it long? A Hinoki cutting board is popular among cooking enthusiasts because of water resistance, anti-bacterial and deodorant effects, and knife-friendly and wrist-friendly. Besides, its relaxing scent leads you to enjoy cooking more. It's the best cutting board for beginners and professionals. Leaning clean and care tips are essential for saving a wooden cutting board life. Here is the ultimate guide with before&after use.
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How To Make Cold Brew Hojicha Tea At Home

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5 Japanese Tips How To Brew Hojicha Tea At Home Could Change You Into The Tea Master

To brew Hojicha at home is actually not hard. No picky ritual (like whisking) is required. Unlike green tea, use high-temperature boiled water and steep a little aggressively to bring toasty nutty flavor and aroma out. Read this post, I can tell you the water temperature, steeping time, how to serve. You can be a Hojicha tea master from today.
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Japanese Hojicha Latte; How To Make Hojicha (Japanese Roasted Green Tea) Latte At Home

Hojicha latte is the staple cafe menu in Japan. Hojicha is a toasty, nutty, and refreshing taste than Matcha, so there are many Hojicha latte fans around! Since the Hojicha latte is less caffeine and easy to drink for those who don't like coffee or Matcha green tea, it'll be the next healthy Japanese drink! In this post, you can get a Hot/Iced hojicha latte recipes in authentic and easy methods.
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[The Complete Guide] 7 Basic AGF Blendy Stick Cafe Au Lait; Instruction & Caffeine Content & Ingredients

What's Blendy stick? AGF Blendy Stick Cafe Au Lait series is a popular and unique instant coffee. You can make cafe drinks from typical to unique at the home, office, school, and picnics&camps. This sweet&creamy cozy drink is handy & yummy, but some customers get in trouble with instructions and nutrition&ingredient facts. On this site, you can learn about how to make Blendy stick, caffeine content, and ingredient, including my flavor chart in 7 basic Blendy stick Cafe Au Lait.
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Blendy Stick Cafe Latory 101; Instruction, Flavor Chart, Caffeine Content…All You Want to Know About

Cafe Latry is the Japanese luxury instant coffee (cafe drinks) stick series produced by AGF. It can bring rich aroma, flavor, and frothy milk instantly with just adding boiled water. Since each item is packaged individually, you can enjoy fresh coffee drinks anywhere, anytime. If you want to know lineups, flavor chart (sweet/bitter), and caffeine levels, here is the ultimate guide from the Native Japanese.
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Milk Tea In Japan: I Can Tell What Royal Milk Tea Is But The Native Japanese Has No Clue About Hokkaido Milk Tea

The tea guide can bring tea lovers different tea ideas from Japan. The Japanese drink not only green tea but we love drinking tea, especially "milk tea". "Tea latte", "Royal milk tea", or "Nidashi milk tea". Royal milk tea is the Japanese version of "Chai", but no spice. In this post, I will tell you milk tea products in Japan, how to order royal milk tea in Starbucks in Japan, how to make royal milk tea at home. It's a really interesting post to read to get tea ideas!
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Atsuyaki Tamagoyaki Sando; Japanese Savory Fluffy Egg Toast Sandwich For Your Breakfast

LEARN HOW TO MAKE A JAPANESE TASTY EGG OMELET TOAST SANDWICH WITH A ROUND PAN AT HOME! Fluffy Japanese Egg omelet "Tamagoyaki: Sandwich with famous Japanese mayo and crispy brioche/Hawaiian toast bread! If you love the combination of sweet and savory recipes, you will love this breakfast sandwich to make your morning shine. Inspired by the popular Atsuyaki Tamago Sando, which originated from Kyoto, Japan. Atusyaki Tamago is not a traditional Japanese rolled egg omelet called Dashimaki Tamago/Tamago-maki, You don't need the Japanese basic ingredients to make this recipe such as Soy sauce, Mirin, Dashi broth, Tamagoyaki pan!
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Creative! Chicken Yakitori Leftovers Recipes

No more headache, no more waste. Don't you want to have another summer grilling weekend after cleaning leftover Chicken Yakitori in your fridge? The Japanese don't like the waste of food. Here are Japanese home cooking recipes to good to use leftover grilled chicken up. Read this post and find your inspiration!
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Japanese Shochu 101; How To Drink Mizuwari Shochu

I can solve your worries about how to drink Japanese Shochu at home. One of the popular ways to enjoy Shochu is Mizuwari, mixing the shochu with pure water. Yeah, there are some principles to make the best Mizuwari shochu since it is so simple cocktail. the golden ratio, the best water&ice, and the best glass, all about making the best Mizuwari shochu in this post. If you are looking for a Japanese gift, you should also check out this post.