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TAKE A PEEK INTO A JAPANESE PANTRY: WHAT’S PONZU?

Do you know what ponzu sauce is? Ponzu or Ponzu soy sauce is the essential dipping sauce for Japanese cosine includes Japanese hot pot, grilled food, or sushi/ sashimi. It’s addictive refreshing unique vinegar-like sauce. In this post, we will talk about the meaning of the name “ponzu”, its place of origin, ingredients, how to make it, substitutes, and how to use it.
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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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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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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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Homemade Layu: Keep This Japanese Hot Sauce In Your Pantry (TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY)

La-yu is chili oil made of hot chili peppers, roasted sesame oil, and other exotic spices, which is often used to add spicy and sesame oil’s aroma for gyoza dipping sauce, ramen soup, mainly Chinese dishes, and tofu dishes in Japan. Simple, Easy, But Supreme Savory Flavorful Japanese Layu. Please try to make this Layu if your traditional Layu is not enough.
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How To Make Itsuki Food Non-Fried Instant Ramen: Authentic Tonkotsu Ramen In 2.5 Minutes

Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen has been top-selling on Amazon, Japan. You’ll be impressed with this high-quality ramen noodle product that you can’t believe it’s Instant noodles! Rich Tonkotsu soup with aromatic Mar oil. It’s definitely beyond other instant noodle products, and you can enjoy authentic ramen noodles at a reasonable price at home.
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MARUTAI Stick “Boh” Ramen Instructions AND Kyushu Ramen Flavor Guide

Japanese instant ramen noodles are no longer more than just instant noodles. Thousands of these culturally significant instant noodle products in Japan have dramatically improved flavors and styles since Momofuku Ando created instant noodles in 1958. Not only in Japan, but they’ve also been booming worldwide as another cool Japanese culture. Graduate from regular curly fried instant noodles! Try non-fired stick instant ramen noodles called “Boh ramen” in Japanese to get inspired! It almost drags you into the kitchen rather than going out to ramen shops.
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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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SHICHIMI TOGARASHI 101

“Shichimi” refers to seven flavors, so SHICHIMI TOGARASHI is the spice mix with seven spices including dried chili pepper flakes. Shichimi Togarashi is a traditional Japanese condiment made of blended spices such as roasted red chili pepper flakes, toasted sesame seeds, and other spices which can provide a rich aroma and flavor to any Japanese cuisine.
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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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KUTANIYAKI WARE 101: Traditional Japanese Ceramics Things To Know (GIFT IDEA)

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TAKE A PEEK INTO THE JAPANESE PANTRY: TOKONAME KYUSU IS ONE OF THE BEST KYUSU TEAPOTS IN JAPAN

Simple ways to make delicious Japanese green tea, one: get a decent quality of loose tea leaves, two: use a Kyusu teapot is made for green tea. TOKONAME KYUSU is known for "the best" Kyusu teapot and the green tea made in TOKONAME KYUSU become a mellow round flavor.
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Hojicha 101; Japan’s Popular Refreshing Roasted Green Tea

Hojicha is roasted green tea, yes, is made with green tea leaves. Hojicha is in low caffeine, Easy to drink, and you want to try as the next bedtime tea. Its toasty nutty aroma and flavor can relax you.
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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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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.
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HOME IZAKAYA: The Best Japanese Shochu To Make Lemon Sour (Lemon Chu-Hi) AT HOME

Japanese cocktail, Izakaya cocktail at home. Japanese lemon sour also called Lemon Chu-Hi is simply made of distilled spirits such as Shochu/ vodka. For the authentic and lowe alcohol content sour/Chu-Hi, let's use Japanese Shochu. Shochu offers several flavors, and choose mugi/rice or Kosui Shochu to make a Japanese sour cocktail.
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Japanese Curry Mix: Golden Curry Recipe With Frozen Seafood Mix

Isn't Seafood preparation hard work? Use frozen seafood mix and make Japanese curry and rice for an easy summer dinner. Japanese curry, a most popular staple comfort food in Japan, is super easy to make. Traditional Japanese curry often makes beef, pork, chicken, and a variety of veggies such as potatoes, carrots, and onion, but, in this recipe, use only onion and garlic to enhance seafood flavor. , rest overnight is more delicious, but, this seafood curry can be served for 1 hour.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: HIREZAKE 101

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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 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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Japanese Jiggly Cheesecake Recipe For The American Standard Cake Pan Without Conversion

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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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6 Facts About Why I Like Sodastream; Save Money And Earth

I have been waiting to introduce my "Sodastream" love for long, and finally, I got ready to tell you how much I love it. This site is not telling you like that you must buy one or which models you must buy, bra bra bra. I just want to show how SodaStream works for my life. If you consider buying a soda maker and want to know about SodaStream, I can share my Sodastream love with you.
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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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Japanese Persimmons 101

Diospyros kaki, Japanese persimmon is a traditional and popular fall fruit in Japan. Today, not only in Asia but also in Europe and the US, "Kaki" has been getting popular. However, you may have a terrible memory for its astringency taste. Actually, persimmons have two types, which are sweet ones and astringent ones. Read this, you can know all about Japanese persimmons!
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Surrounded by Hinoki Wood Products; Natural Benefits From Japanese Cypress

Hinoki, Japan's most beloved tree -Hinoki cypress products has been deeply rooted in the Japanese lifestyle. Not only beautiful grain and relaxing aroma but also leads amazing benefits with Hinoki's natural power. Once you touch its silky-touch surface, smell its woody scent, you will not let them go!
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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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[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.