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The Heart Of Japanese Fermented Food, Koji Rice| How To Make Shio-Koji

Shio koji, the Japanese fermented condiments made of grain koji, water, and salt. Mix them and fermented the mixture at room temperature until the mixture thickens on a sweet, funky aroma. Rich nutrition, and rich Umami flavor. Shio-koji is a versatile condiment for stir-fry, making pickled vegetables, and marinade sauce to tenderize the meat and reduce the fishy flavor of fish.
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Yuzu Kosho 101: How To Make Japanese Mysterious Condiment For Everything

A condiment so simple, citrusy, spicy, sensational, and amazing. Yuzu kosho is going to be your favorite use of lime or other citrus fruits which is tempting with simple grilled meats, seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, or steamed, stir-fried, soup, salad... To make the yuzu kosho, take a large handful or four of green chili peppers like serrano, jalapeno, Thai, or bird's eye. The golden ratio of peppers to Yuzu skins is 4 : 1.
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Japanese Unique Mayo Dishes; The Japanese People Are Obsessed With Japanese Mayonnaise

Japanese people are obsessed with Japanese Mayonnaise, actually, it is more popular than Ranch dressing in Japan. You will see many dishes used with Mayonnaise when traveling in Japan, even for traditional Japanese food such as sushi, rice balls, Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki. In this site, I am introducing the Japanese staple Mayo dishes and hoping to give you hints for cooking. Also, there is a Japanese-style potato salad recipe if liked.
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Homemade Japanese BBQ Sauce For Marinating, Grilling, Dipping, Dressing; Ingredients & Recipe

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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All-Purpose Basic Asian Sesame Dressing: Secret Ingredients To Bring Authentic Asian Flavor

The all-purpose basic Asian Sesame dressing can easily bring authentic Asian (Japanese) flavor to your daily vivid salad. By using Japanese / Korean toasted sesame oil and high-quality toasted sesame seeds, you can easily upgrade your dressing. You can also turn this easy Asian sesame dressing into 7 flavors. BASIC, GINGER, WASABI, GOCHUJANG, ONION, CARROT, PEANUT BUTTER.
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Only 3 Step-Healthy Snack! Quick, Easy, Super Healthy Yamitsuki Cabbage With Sesame Oil

Make a delicious, healthy fresh vegetable snack ready in just three steps! This super-simple quick veggie snack is called Yamitsuki Cabbage, which means Addictive cabbage, and is the popular Izakaya snack in Japan. The perfect option when you need healthy snacks or late-night cravings. Why is it so addictive? Because of high-quality toasted sesame oil and a little bit of mineral salt.
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Whole Roast Duck Over Potato With Easy Japanese-Style Miso Sauce

Savory sweet soy sauce Asian-fusion flavor basted a whole duck over thick sliced potatoes. This gorgeous golden-colored whole duck is marinated in Asian-style marinade sauce and stuffed with herbs, roasted over sliced potatoes that also get flavored from the duck fat and savory juice. Contrary to looks, this whole roasted duck is easy-to-make, and also you can get the side at the same time. It’s absolutely perfect holiday dinner.
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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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Homemade Authentic Japanese Teriyaki (Yakitori) Sauce; For Yakitori, Grilled Meat and Vegetables

The best authentic restaurant-grade TERIYAKI sauce, with only 4 ingredients, without MIRIN! A sticky sweet and rich umami taste, making it the perfect glaze over yakitori/ teriyaki chicken, salmon, and more. Once you make this easy but absolute-authentic Japanese essential sauce, I guarantee you won’t buy a bottle in a grocery store again like you're Japanese.
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Homemade Japanese Chunky Tartar Sauce

This easy homemade Japanese tartar sauce is better than anything (especially you're hungry) you can buy at the store. It’s creamy, refreshing, kicking, filling, and perfect for serving next to your favorite deep-fried dishes and sandwiches. Mayonnaise provides the whole balance of flavor in this tartar sauce. For the best tartar sauce, (and this recipe is made with Japanese mayo,) you've gotta try Japanese mayonnaise. Pickles add crunch and flavor to the sauce. You can use dill pickles, but I recommend switching to pickled jalapeno instead of common pickles. Japanese ginger pickles also give you a unique sweet flavor.
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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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Nagoya-Style Sweet Miso Sauce: You Can Make Savory Sweet Red Miso Sauce Without Mirin

The Nagoya-style sweet miso sauce. The most versatile sauce or glaze you can easily at home. It is everything you want when grilling, broiling stir-frying, stewing, for meat, seafood, veggies, mushrooms, tofu. This rich umami sauce brings savory flavor to Japanese food and many other cuisines.
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What’s Koji Miso

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3 + 1 Sauce Recipes For Japanese Pork Cutlet; Tonkatsu Sauce, Miso Sauce, Easy Aurora Sauce

Everyone is addicted to deep-fried foods. Do you want to try Japanese popular dipping sauce? Here are 3 easy recipes that you are looking for. The Japanese are obsessed with Japanese-style Worcestershire sauce aka Worcester sauce (ウスターソース) and there are many types of sauces for especially deep-fried food such as Japanese pork cutlets. Also, Nagoyan, people who live in Nagoya city, love Miso sauce! (I am from Nagoya). Lastly, super-easy Japanese Aurora sauce.
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Tempura Dipping Sauce With Hondashi Powder

Japanese traditional Tempura Dipping Sauce. Sweet, and savory, rich Dashi flavor. It goes really well with crispy shrimp or vegetable tempura. Also, this authentic Tempura sauce can be used for Soba noodle soup, Udon noodle soup, Osumashi soup, etc… Super-easy to make while using Hondashi powder. Ready in 5 minutes! Mirin? No need! You can serve the dipping sauce for Tempura in hot/ cold.
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Japan Is The Mayonnaise Wonderland; Kewpie, Ajinomoto, Kenko, And More!

Everyone knows Kewpie mayonnaise, the staple Japanese-style mayo worldwide. But do you know why Japanese mayonnaise is so good and what the differences are? There are many mayonnaise lovers in Japan and they are so proud to live in the mayonnaise wonderland, Japan. On this site, I, the native Japanese introduce not only Kewpie but also other products such as Ajinomoto, Kenko which are available on Amazon, and also, few domestic products that you can get only in Japan!
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How To Make Tonkatsu Sauce: Japanese Popular Sauce For Deep-Fried Dishes

This authentic Tonkatsu sauce is easy to make, delicious and addictive. Thick, sweet, tangy, and savory sauce. Japanese people are obsessed with Japanese Worcester sauce since it became the pantry staple, and is mainly used as a dipping sauce for deep-fried food such as Tonkatsu, Ebi-fry, and Tempra. It’s also a popular sauce for Japanese street food such as Takoyaki, Yakisoba, and Okonomiyaki.
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Japanese-Style Sauce AND Dressing Recipes You Should Make At Home

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