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AVOCADO AND CREAM CHEESE Great For MISOZUKE| Effortless Pressed Sushi Recipe

Marinate avocado in miso! It's an unexpected combination, but the rich buttery creamy flavor will be enhanced and goes well with not only the avocado but also rice and Japanese sake. “Pressed sushi” called Oshizushi is a traditional type of sushi, which literally made by pressing sushi rice and ingredients in a container. Aesthetic, this block-shaped sushi can be an eye-catching dish at a party. Moreover, it is effortless, and super-easy to make even if you've never tried making sushi. Since this recipe is used Misozuke avocado and cream cheese, so I skip seasoning the sushi rice.
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Catch Up With New Trends In Japan: Homemade Cola Recipe

Homemade cola aka "Craft cola" is carefully made from raw materials. Moreover, you can make an organic cola drink that you know all ingredients in this refreshing sweet cola drink that everyone loves worldwide. With its exotic spice and hints of citrus, this "Craft Cola" is so refreshing and addictive. Add this aromatic delicate McCola to milk, coffee, tea, beer, gin, vodka, whiskey, and of course, rum to entertain your guests!
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Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna Steak With Authentic Japanese Teriyaki Sauce

Ahi tuna is high in protein, low in fat, technically healthy, and very easy to cook. Learn the secret to preparing tuna to cut off the fishy taste and pull out the Umami flavor for a sesame-crusted seared tuna steak. It may seem fancy like the dinner for holidays, date nights, and special occasions, but honestly, it’s very easy, simple, and tasty, and both best parts, ahi tuna and authentic! Japanese Teriyaki sauce is a ridiculously savory combination! Only the effort you may need is to make Teriyaki sauce and Japanese citrus chili paste in advance.
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Stewed Beef AND Tofu Japanese Hamburg Steak In Tomato Sauce: Nikomi Tofu Hamburg Steak

LEARN HOW TO MAKE STEWED JAPANESE HAMBURG STEAK IN TOMATO SAUCE AT HOME! Juicy, fluffy, tender, absolute meaty Japanese Hamburg Steak (Hambāgu), served with rich tomato sauce, on rice or noodles. This Japanese Hamburg Steak (Hambāgu) is especially called "Nikomi Hambāgu" which literally means stewed meat patties (meatballs) in Tomato sauce. By stewing ground meat slowly, you don't need to worry about undercooked patties. If you’re worried about them tasting tofu, don't worry. Even if you can feed those who don't like tofu, they will not notice there is tofu. Rich delicious tomato sauce will be ready at the same time.
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Easy Japanese Pork Recipe; How To Make Crispy Japanese Pork Cutlet

A crispy Panko breaded fried Japanese pork cutlet. This Pork Tonkatsu recipe is simple, easy, crispy, tender, and delicious! Using Japanese Panko, Crispy on the outside, and juicy and tender inside. Serve with Homemade Tonkatsu sauce or homemade Nagoya-style miso sauce.
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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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Japanese Glass Noodle Salad: “Harusame” Salad With Easy Sesame Dressing

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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[INSTANT POT] JAPANESE MIXED RICE WITH LEFTOVER PORK ROAST: Savory Flavorful Rice

Looking for something different from Mexican and Italian dishes using leftovers? Turn your leftover pork roast into a savory flavourful Japanese mixed rice called TAKIKOMI GOHAN, which is made of dashi broth, soy sauce, meat, and vegetables. This is one of the traditional popular comfort food in Japan, oyster sauce gives it a little twist. Chopped cilantro/green onion or sesame seeds give it color and flavor. I use pork shoulder roasts this time, but you can use any type of roast. Even, you can add uncooked meat of course. Don’t waste time cooking leftovers! Instant pot will be your saver! Chop up all ingredients, rinse the rice, and ready set go. When you make ONIGIRI rice balls with this savory Japanese mixed rice, no one can notice it’s made of leftover meat. It absolutely looks fancy, go for a party or holiday dinner.
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IT’S TIME FOR HIYASHI RAMEN: HOW TO MAKE JAPANESE COLD NOODLE SALAD WITH MARUTAI BOH RAMEN

Ramen noodles to refresh and energize with a cold summer noodle salad. With colorful vegetables, savory protein, and tangy refreshing dressing to put it all together. Cold ramen noodles, the popular summer noodle dish called Hiyashi Ramen or Hiyashi Chuka in Japan, for all your afternoon outdoor patio, yard parties, and summer picnics. Hiyashi Ramen is not difficult to make, besides, this recipe is super easy to make with MARUTAI Boh ramen.
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Japanese Cold Noodle Salad: Hiyashi Ramen Noodle Salad Bowl With Sesame Dressing

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Make The Gorgeous Authentic Ramen While Making My Japanese-style Pork Neck Bones

LEARN HOW TO MAKE AUTHENTIC SHOYU TONKOTSU MISO RAMEN NOODLE SOUP AT HOME! Why My Spicy Pork Shoyu Ramen Recipe? It’s authentic Japanese ramen noodle soup. (because I am from Japan. ) You can skip making Dashi soup. You can make main toppings besides, you get the soup broth at the same time as making my Japanese-style pork neck bones. Choose your favorite noodles! You can adjust the spicy level keeping a rich umami flavor!
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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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Mom’s Best Recipe: How To Make Japanese Stewed Nikomi Hamburg With Rich Tomato Sauce

Juicy, fluffy, tender, absolute meaty Japanese Hamburg Steak (Hambāgu), served with rich tomato sauce, on rice or noodles. This Japanese Hamburg Steak (Hambāgu) is especially called "Nikomi Hambāgu" which literally means stewed meat patties (meatballs) in Tomato sauce. By stewing ground meat slowly, you don't need to worry about undercooked patties. My mom's best Hambāgu recipe with big on flavors. Using white bread-absorbed milk instead of bread crumble, this Hamburg is supreme fluffy. Rich delicious tomato sauce will be ready at the same time.
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How To Make Authentic Shrimp Tempura , Not Fritter, With Tempura Batter Mix

Light Crispy, Shrimp Tempura with a delicate, flaky batter made of the tempura batter mix. This is the easiest way to make AUTHENTIC JAPANESE TEMPURA, which is away from fritter-like fluffy, greasy, heavy, thick, crunchy tempura-like shrimp. Shrimp tempura has been a staple of traditional Japanese cuisine as well as Sushi. The aesthetically delicate, light, and crisp batter is the perfect match for seafood and vegetables. Don't get me wrong, I like fluffy fritters and crunchy coating like COSTCO tempura shrimp, yet, Japanese authentic tempura should be light and crispy. Use Japanese tempura mix, it's no shame!
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Easy Authentic Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Recipe: Oven-Baked Thighs AND Wings

Tender skinless chicken thighs and party chicken wings. Glazed with beautiful savory traditional Japanese teriyaki sauce. Authentic Teriyaki Chicken in an authentic way and makes it absolutely addictive! This is THE BEST ANY store-bought teriyaki sauce, with non-twisted flavor, I can guarantee to bring you authentic Japanese teriyaki chicken. Moreover, it’s a super easy recipe for holidays, family, neighbors’ parties!
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Mayo-Yaki Baked Cod In Foil With Lemon

Japanese mayonnaise can bring savory creamy flavor to the plain white fish. This cooking method is great for shortening cooking time while trapping any savory flavors. You can also arrange any of your favorite herbs & spices. For thicker or heavier pieces of fish, increase cooking time. To remove the fishy taste, check out the Japanese cooking tips in this recipe. Fancy seafood dinner with very little prep.
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Classic Cheese Burger-Style Best Lamb Burger At Home: Exotic Spicy Ground Lamb Patty

This lamb burger is NOT GREEK STYLE, and it’s the AMERICAN classic cheeseburger-style. Your favorite soft bun, juicy meaty patty well-seasoned with exotic spices, caramelized onions & mushroom, and your favorite sliced cheese. You just make the patties, grill them up, and enjoy.
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Roast Duck Recipe: Simply, A Japanese Make Roast Duck In Oven AND Flavorful Gravy

Roasting a whole duck is actually easy but can be a fancy dinner for any special location, such as holidays and yeah, Christmas. This recipe is not FRENCH, not CHINESE, but definitely Asian-My style. So, use soy sauce, of course-sweet, tangy, tender, juicy, delicious roast duck. This recipe is not CRISPY skin either because we don't eat the skin anyway. I baste the duck every 15 minutes until the duck is cooked, after 90-minute baking. (The total roasting time is around 150 min, at 350F) So, you'll get golden skin and tender meat.
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