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Dashi Kelp 101: How To Make Japanese Kombu Dashi At Home

As you know, Dashi refers to Japanese soup stocks that are used for a lot of Japanese cooking. Kombu Dashi is one of the staple dashi made from Kombu (dried kelp) which contains a lot of glutamic acids and brings many nutritional values. Unlike Awase dashi or Iriko dashi, kombu dashi has a mild and refreshing flavor but a more complex and distinctive taste. Moreover, it’s vegetarian, vegan-friendly, enough to make you happy. You can also freeze this authentic genuine Kombu dashi when making a big batch.
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JAPANESE HOT APPETIZER CHAWANMUSHI: JAPANESE STEAMED EGG CUSTARD RECIPE

Chawanmushi is one of iconic Japanese cuisine. It’s a simple dish, but it’s also known for a difficult dish to make since the dish comes out under-cooked or over-cooked and less seasoned. Chawanmushi is the savory hot apperizer that absolutely catch guest’s eyes, so it is one of the dish you want to master. Once you learn how to make it, it’s a very simple and easy to make. Even if you don’t have a steamer, you can make it in a pot. In my blog, I try to use ingredients that you can easily get.
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Classic Japanese Karaage Chicken Recipe

The classic Karaage Chicken recipe- everyone can make Japanese-style fried chicken at home. Crispy and juicy, it's sure to be a family favorite. Despite there's no need for a long marinade in buttermilk like classic fried chicken, yet, I recommend marinating the chicken in buttermilk, Shio-koji, or the baking powder solution, especially when using chicken breast meat. The two-step coating process can bring the best crispy Karaage chicken, besides using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. (and mix starch.)
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[RECIPE ONLY] CRISPY OAMEAL KARAAGE CHICKEN

One of the popular Japanese food-KARAAGE CHICKEN. Today, mix old-fashioned oatmeal to the coating to make it crunchier. You can use potato starch or cake flour instead of rice flour, yet rice flour can provide the most crunchy fried chicken without effort. Letting the coating absorb the moisture provides crispy fried chicken and also it does not make the oil mess.
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How To Choose Your Sesame Oil For Cooking

Sesame oil is an essential flavor of Asian cuisine including Japanese cuisine and can be used in many ways in home cooking as a garnish, and seasoning to create many delicious dishes. The distinct flavor and aroma of sesame oil go well with other traditional Asian condiments such as soy sauce and miso paste, it'll motivate you to cook in a different way when reading this guide specifically talks about how to choose your favorite sesame oil.
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BECOME A RAMEN MASTER AT HOME: MAKE RAMEN SOUP FROM LEFTOVER CHASHU/KAKUNI SAUCE

Make Shoyu Ramen after the sauce when making a Japanese-style pork neck dish. The sauce will turn the savory ramen soup packed with rich flavor. Depending on how your sauce will be rich or light and also taste, adjust the ratio of the sauce and water. This ramen recipe is based on when you make my Japanese pork neck dish, besides, you can also make ramen made with CHASHU sauce.
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BECOME A RAMEN MASTER AT HOME: HOW TO CONVERT SPAGHETTI TO RAMEN NOODLES

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VEGETABLE STIR FRY 101: JAPANESE COOKING TIPS TO AVOID YOUR VEGETABLE STIR-FRY MAKING WATERY

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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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JAPANESE MOYASHI BEAN SPROUTS 101: Nutrition Facts & Cooking Tips & Recipe Ideas

These squiggly white sprouts are crunchy, light, and fresh in texture, often used for stir fry, soup, and salad in Asian cuisines. In Japanese home cooking, MOYASHI is one of the top stock vegetables in a fridge since they are so reasonable, crunchy, light, and healthy that everyone hardly dislikes them.
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Food Freezing Hack: My Fresh Chili Peppers AND Garlic Mix Saves Your Time

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Japanese Cooking TIPS & HACKS: Brine The Meat In The Baking Powder Solution

LEARN HOW TO USE BAKING POWDER TO BRINE MEAT (NEVER GET SALTY)! Why baking powder can tenderize meat? Using baking powder can bring meat not only tender but also moist and juicy. It's the easy brine for chicken, turkey, pork, maybe beef. (If you like meaty texture, I don't recommend brine beef steak)Thankfully, I never have the terrible dry, tasteless, rubbery chicken (breast), turkey, and pork chops, since I use my secret brine with baking powder.
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[RECIPE ONLY] USE LEFTOVER COCKTAIL SAUCE FOR CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS STIR-FRY

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SHISHITO PEPPERS: EASY SHISHITO PEPPER STIR FRY

These iconic vibrant green peppers called SHISHITO PEPPERs, popular summer vegetables in Japan. Bitter, sweet, sometimes hot spicy! gets more mature fan, often served as appetizer at Izakaya. Not any more unique, SHISHITO peppers get popular in the US, SHISHITO is Japanese name but it's native plant in south America!
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Japanese Home Cooking Tips: HOW TO PREPARE Shrimp WITHOUT Fishy Taste

Do you want to know how to get rid of the fishy taste in shrimp dishes? The most important process for removing the fishy taste before cooking is preparation, including deveining and cleaning the shrimp. I'll tell you the ultimate guide on how to thaw, prepare, and boil full of Japanese cooking tips! Let's get the best shrimp without a fishy taste, WITH fresh texture.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: HOW TO USE SHOGA GINGER IN JAPANESE COOKING

The ginger root is often used in Japanese cooking as well, including in stir-fries, simmered dishes, soups, and as a garnish. Ginger, this Asian-native spice is known for its traditional medicinal properties we take ginger to warm up the body, improve the digestive system, and ease a sore throat. In cooking, ginger has the effect to reduce the gamey flavor in the meat, and the fishy flavor in seafood, also, its unique flavor can bring “Japanese flavor” to a dish.
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[REVIEW] GROW GINGER IN A PLANT POT

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[INSTANT POT RECIPE] Become A Ramen Master At Home: Japanese-Style Chashu Pork (made of pork shoulder)

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Easy Crispy “Chahan” Recipe: Japanese Egg Fried Rice With Simple Ingredients

Make this delicious authentic simple Chahan fried rice -Japanese fried rice- for a quick lunch or as a side for dinner. What'll you need is only egg and cold rice. For more ultimate tips to make "crispy" fired rice, read the post on the same page. You can add your choice of protein and other ingredients, but, select the vegetables that have less water content. This is the first step to making the best crispy fried rice, basically, egg rice.
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Tender Japanese-style Pork Shoulder Steak; These Japanese Tips Help Your Pork Steak From Drying Out

This pan-fired pork shoulder steak is a juicy, tender, moist steak that has been marinated in Japanese BBQ sauce often called YAKINIKU sauce! This easy and delicious dinner is perfect for especially weekdays when you don't have much time to make dinner or are not mood for grilling outside! Store the steak marinated in sauce in a freezer, it becomes further easier recipe. Tender, moist, delicious pork shoulder steak is made by marinating the pork in my Japanese BBQ sauce. Cook the steak with a non-stick skillet on the stovetop for an easy quick, less-messy dinner. Cook the steak covered with a lid so that the steak never dries out and is cooked effectively.
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HOW TO MAKE SUSHI GINGER WITH COMMON GINGER (NOT YOUNG GINGER)

Spicy, sweet, thinly sliced ginger known as "gari" -the pink pickled ginger we associate with sushi. If you are fed up with super-sweet sushi ginger full of artificial color and preservatives, you might need to learn how to make homemade sushi ginger made with all-natural ingredients. Besides, you don't worry about how you can get "young ginger"! I'll tell you absolutely delicious sushi ginger made from a common (general) ginger that you always meet at local grocery stores.
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Japanese-Style Sauce AND Dressing Recipes You Should Make At Home

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Japanese Tomato Ketchup Spaghetti Recipe For People Who Got Disappointed Once: How To Make No-Soggy Perfect “Napolitan”

Napolitan is a must-try unique Japanese noodle dish for both Japanophiles and anime lovers. Spaghetti with Ketchup sounds a little weird but you want to try it! My hubby (who is from the US) like the dish despite he doesn't know the sauce is made of ketchup. (if he finds out the truth, he would not eat it again. Most popular comfort lunch and retro Kissaten menu. Add your favorite Japanese food recipe with tasty coffee. Savory Classic Napolitan recipe without soggy noodles and bland sauce. Makes this famous unique comfort Japanese tomato ketchup spaghetti perfectly at home. This recipe is very flexible, so you are free to add additional ingredients according to taste.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: Sencha Green Tea 101

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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Falling Apart? Try This Rice Buns Recipe Never Happen

To make a beautiful “bun”, the best way is to use a round mold, but, you can still use a round cookie cutter, a plastic container (which I use), or a ramekin. Adding starch to the warm rice is the secret key to how the rice can hold together firmly. Enjoy the crispy light-browned rice buns.
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How To Cook Japanese Rice Perfectly Like You’re The Japanese On Stove Top Without A Rice Cooker

Cooking rice on the stovetop is hard to say easy. Although you'll need a little more techniques and experience, follow these steps and make sweet, fluffy, delicious Japanese rice ever. So, how do we, the Japanese, cook rice fluffy, sticky, and delicious? Let's check out the steps. *This recipe is available for especially medium, and short-grain white rice.
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Oyako-Don: Japanese Chicken And Egg On Rice

Use this quick and easy traditional Japanese fast food recipe to serve the restaurant grade, Oyako Don, at home. The broth is a Japanese flavor made of authentic dashi broth, soy sauce, sake, and sugar without mirin, for a sweet and salty profile. You can use up leftover roast/ fried chicken, thanksgiving turkey, Yakitori/ Karaage chicken in this Oyako don recipe!
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Goodbye Mushy Shrimp: How To Boil Shrimp

Wondering how to boil shrimp? I'll tell you how I can bring tender and juicy boiled shrimp EVERY TIME. My technique may be a little more process than you expect, each process is really easy and makes sense. Make the perfect boiled shrimp to serve as shrimp cocktails, fresh spring rolls, topping on salads, and making homemade sushi!
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Discover How To Make This Tender Juicy Crispy Boneless Chicken Breast Karaage

Good-bye dry fried chicken breast, with my tender juicy crispy Japanese fried chicken breast recipe! Deliciously seasoned in the traditional marinating sauce then double-frying until golden with mouthwatering crisp edges! Make tender and moist chicken breast in two time-saver methods, and make them full-flavored, without dipping sauce. My simple and easy Karaage chicken breast recipe uses skinless and boneless chicken breasts in the Japanese traditional way. Enjoy this authentic gingery Karaage chicken breast.
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How To Remove Moisture From Cucumbers

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[Instant Pot Recipe] Tender Moist Chicken Breast

This very tender and moist chicken breast recipe is inspired by the Japanese home cooking recipe which is using the low-temperature slow-cooking method (Sous VIde). Marinating with sugar and salt overnight to help the chicken breast tender and moist, I'll tell you two ways to use Instant Pot: "Pressure Cook" and "Sous Vide". Enjoy your perfectly delicious tender moist chicken ever for your weekend salad and Ramen noodles!
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How To Keep Root Vegetables Fresh Longer In A Fridge

Remember these tips and you'll be able to reduce food loss and eventually save money. I like these tips so that I can enjoy fresh salad every day!
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Japanese Cooking Hack: What’s Otoshibuta Drop Lid Used For And Why

Otoshibuta-a inner lid/ drop lid is a popular kitchen tool in the Japanese kitchen, which can help to simmer dishes effectively & quickly. The drop lid prevents food from breaking up and transfers flavors of a broth quickly & evenly without stirring. Also, it prevents the dish from drying. There are adjustable stainless steel lids, silicone, and wooden drop lid in the Amazon market, read this post and get to know about Otoshibuta.