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Classic Japanese GYOZA Dumpling AND Gyoza Sauce Recipe

Iconic golden crispy on the bottom, pretty pleats on the top, moreover, savory juicy inside. This classic Japanese pan-fried dumplings called Gyoza recipe serves up a popular weekend meal as well as a great appetizer for the party! No way you can compare homemade gyoza dumplings with take-out Gyoza from Japanese-like oriental restaurants or frozen chicken potstickers!
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Home Izakaya! How To Make Japanese Style Lemon Sour

Craving for a refreshing lemon cocktail? But, away from the stylish sweet one? Here's the Japanese Izakaya style dry Lemon sour recipe. Fresh lemons infused in Shochu or vodka (need ABV right?) brings a tangy zing to this classic Japanese popular Izakaya drink! Making frozen lemon flesh ice, it'll never be watery. Super-easy to make, better to try this summer! Since it is dry lemon sour, it goes perfectly with Japanese cuisine.
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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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Kinkan 101: What Is kumquats fruit?

A citrus fruit called Kinkan in Japan and Kumquat in English looks like a very small orange. Its scientific name is Citrus japonica. The kumquat is a fruit belonging to the Rutaceae family and is native to China. It was introduced to Japan from China and has been used as a traditional healing practice since ancient times. Kinkan fruits are a very popular citrus fruit in Japan, and when I was a kid, I often secretly ate them in my garden.
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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: Quirky Japanese Delicacy Guide

Everyone prefers to learn about “the popular appetizers” that the Japanese often order at Izakaya restaurants in Japan. Yet, it’s just a prologue to becoming a Sake connoisseur at home. There are thousands of unique food all over the world, often, they sound really weird and “no thank you” to us who come from different cultures. Needless to say, my country, Japan can be found as one of the top countries that have unique food. These quirky Japanese delicacies that I introduce today may sound disgusting to you, but, hope you’ll read this post with respect. LOL.
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Japanese Hot Pot Recipe: Easy Chicken Meat Ball Nabe

This Chicken ball nabe, which my family calls TORIDANGO NABE, is my mom's specialty and cozy, healthy, savory winter food. Making TORIDANGO is super-easy to make, minced onions give sweet flavor and you can't miss adding ginger to a delicious hint in the ball and soup.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: KOTSUZAKE 101

Kotsuzake is one of the traditional ways to enjoy hot sake more in the unique method which is infusing the flavor of the toasted or grilled fish/ dried fish/ bones in the hot Sake. Commonly, In Japan, use whole river fish such as iwana mountain trout, ayu sweet fish, but, you can substitute with light-flavored white fish to make Kotsuzake.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: HIREZAKE 101

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Japanese Delicacy Guide: UMESUISHO

Umesuisho is one of the luxury delicacies as nibbles for alcohol lovers in Japan. A beautiful reddish pink delicacy, you can make this with unique ingredients-chicken breast bones, pig's ears, or wild ear mushrooms.
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Japanese Potato Croquettes: Japanese-Style Deep-Fried Panko Mashed Potato Cake Is So Delicious

Japanese fried potato cakes aka Korokke. One of the famous comfort food in Japan. A crispy Panko and savory natural sweet filling are delicious and addictive, often served as a main dish (!), Obento item, the filling for a sandwich, and Izakaya nibble.
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Japanese Meal Prep Recipe: MISO-FLAVORED GROUND MEAT CALLED “NIKUMISO”

NIKUMISO is a popular meal-prep item in Japan which is stir-fried ground meat such as pork, chicken, or pork&beef mix with plenty of minced garlic and ginger, and miso paste. Surely, the hint of this popular flavored ground meat is from Chinese dishes. It is added with sugar so that NIKUMISO is a savory sweet miso flavor (also it is addictive), moreover, you can make it spicy while adding chili peppers or chili paste. NIKUMISO is actually a super-versatile item besides delicious, easy to make, and will last for 5 days in a fridge and 2 months in a freezer.
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[Instant Pot/ Pressure Cooker/ Stovetop] NIKUJYAGA: Japanese Potato AND Pork Stew?… It’s A Side Dish

"Japanese pork and potato stew" called "Nikujaga" is not the main dish, which is a popular comfort side dish. It is not a dish to enjoy the soup although it is cooked with the Japanese basic broth. Technically, the main ingredient is potatoes. Easy to cook, quick and savory side dish for any occasion such as weeknight and weekend dinners, and gatherings.
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MISOZUKE TAMAGO For Salad, Nibbles, Ramen: Marinate Boiled Eggs In MISODOKO

Make MISOZUKE TAMAGO at home. Salty, sweet, Miso-flavored boiled eggs are perfect for breakfast, salad topping, Udon and ramen noodles.
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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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What’s TSUKEMONO: Japanese Pickles Complete Guide

Japanese pickles are called “TSUKEMONO” (OTUKEMONO/ OSHINKO), the most popular TSUKEMONO are probably, “Umeboshi”, “Fukujnizuke”, “Takuan” or “Gari”, you may have already known. The pickled vegetables become unique textures and flavors and are non-habit. And Japan has an amazing pickling culture packed with a wide variety of pickles.
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Ebi Fry| Crispy Panko Deep-Fried Shrimp

Everybody loves Panko shrimp from kids to adults all over the world. We have of course Panko shrimp in a popular Yoshoku dish in Japan, called Ebi Fry, which is generally served with shredded flat sweet cabbage and Japanese chunky tartar sauce. My Panko Shrimp are crispy and crunchy and have no fishy taste at all. For a great appetizer, party dish.
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Easy Quick Sweet Potato Recipe In Japanese Home Cooking: Lemon Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes simmered with refreshing lemon slices often is served in vegetable side dishes, Obento items, and kaiseki cuisine in Japan. Generally, we use SATSUMAIMO, Japanese sweet potatoes, but, you can use regular sweet potatoes if it’s available. Soak sliced sweet potatoes in cold water after cutting because they’ll quickly turn black when exposed to air. Simmer the sweet potatoes over low heat for the savory sweet! sweet! potato dish. Store in the refrigerator and consume within 4-5 days. Lemon sweet potato leftovers can be turned into other dishes while mashing them to make sweet potato pie or casserole dishes.
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