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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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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: Glass Noodles AND Harusame Salad Recipe

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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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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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MISO FROM SCRATCH: The Step Guide To Make Rice Koji Miso

Traditional Japanese miso paste with simple 4 ingredients, a simple process. This miso paste recipe makes for a great mild yellow miso using koji rice.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: The Japanese Are Obsessed With The Luxury Sesame Seeds?

The relatively new trend in Japan, the Japanese are obsessed with everything “luxury”. Needless to say, as well as sesame seeds. Not white, not black, here, golden sesame seeds are the most high-quality sesame seeds since they are rich in nutty aroma and rich flavor.
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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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Easy Crispy Japanese Pork Cutlet Recipe: Fried TONKATSU Baked TONKATSU

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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Japanese Pickles With Shio Koji Is An Easy And Healthy Idea For Vegetable Side Dish

Traditional Japanese TSUKEMONO, packed with sweet and delicious natural flavor. Since this recipe is used semi-dried cucumber and carrots, these koji zuke pickles have a unique crunchy texture without a bold watery taste.
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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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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: Sesame Seeds Benefits 101

Sesame seeds, sesame oil, and sesame paste…are often used in Japanese cooking as represented in the dish called “GOMA-AE”. Sesame seeds are packed with nutrients so they are respected as a natural remedy from ancient times in Japan. Especially, black sesame seeds have black pigment in their shells, which is a good source of polyphenols. The main nutrition of sesame seeds is about 50% lipid, about 20% protein, and rich in fibers and minerals. In particular, the lipid compounded in these small grains is packed with unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid and oleic acid. Let's break down sesame seed benefits and how to incorporate them more into your daily healthy diet.
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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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Don’t Throw Radish Greens! Japanese-Style Sauteed Radish Greens

Don’t toss those radish greens! Learn how to make Japanese-style sautéed radish greens for a simple but healthy vegetable side dish. If you're throwing out the radish tops, let's learn how to make this super-easy traditional Japanese radish greens stir-fry by use in soups, salads, omelets, and even as a topping for rice and noodles. Sauteed Radish green is a Japanese stir-fry with iconic Asian-Japanese flavors running through the dish, which is commonly served with a side dish of rice or tea-time after meals. Also, it is a popular dish as the meal-prep ingredients such as adding fried rice, egg omelets, or miso soup... Incorporate this easy Japanese dish that everyone can enjoy, and reduce food loss using rich nutritious radish greens.
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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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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 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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Rice Flour 101: Health And Cooking Benefits

Rice flour is finely ground raw rice and is traditionally used for a wide variety of cooking in Asian cuisine. Recently, rice flour has been attractive as a substitute for wheat flour because of its "gluten-free" benefit. As for the facts of rice flour, this traditional flour is rich in vitamins, protein, dietary fibers, and a good source of amino acids. Moreover, you can get several benefits when incorporating rice flour into your cooking life.
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Easy Japanese Beef Cheek Stew; Melt-In-Your-Mouth Slow-Cooked Beef Cheek Infused with Rich Miso Flavor

Easy slow cooking- This Japanese-style beef cheek stew combines rich red miso & red wine to make a flavorful appetizer. It is the staple Izakaya appetizer in Japan. Not only for the appetizer but also, can provide a savory melt-in-your-mouth topping on a rice bowl. This recipe is inspired by famous Nagoya local food called Dote-it's originally Japanese beef tendon stew. The rich red miso flavor will definitely bring you an appetite.
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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: 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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Become A Sake Connoisseur: HIREZAKE 101

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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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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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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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Simple Japanese Potato Salad: Traditional Japanese Recipe With Kewpie Mayo

Japanese potato salad, chunky mashed potatoes, cucumbers, onions, eggs, aaaaand Japanese Kewpie Mayo. Savory creamy starchy Japanese-style potato salad is so addictive. Throw in it—leftover veggies, frozen corn, or you can skip some of the ingredients—making them perfect for cozy weekday dinners or as a side in a party spread!
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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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[Edited] Super Crispy Japanese Karaage Chicken Recipe 2: The Rice Flour Magic

LEARN HOW TO MAKE CRISPY AUTHENTIC JAPANESE FRIED CHICKEN (THIGHS)! This is the one of Karaage chicken that's perfect for those who love authentic Karaage chicken (without sauce) and for those who love crispy juicy fried chicken. Gather around my friends. It’s time to tuck into some serious Japanese-style soul food. You're going to love how crispy and flavorful Japanese KARAAGE CHICKEN is! Marinate chicken in soy sauce-based seasonings, and coat them with rice flour. Fry coated chicken at 320F, and double-dry them at 350F.
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[Instant Pot] How To Make Fluffy Sticky Rice Like You’re The Japanese

Learn how to cook white rice (short, medium, and long grain rice) perfectly every time in easy few steps. It's the absolutely foolproof rice-cooking way and I'll never back to the rice cooker! Fluffy, sweet, delicious, easy, and quick. You can use your instant pot or your pressure cooker. If you've considered buying a rice cooker, get an Instant pot rather than it.
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LEMON SHIO KOJI 101: Incorporate This Citrus Healthy Condiment Into Your Cooking Life

Incorporating the blessings of both shio-koji and lemon into a healthy life, you will be healed by fragrant citrus-based lemon shio-koji. Koji is the Japanese traditional fermented condiment used for making Sake, soy sauce, mirin, miso…etc. “Lemon Koji” is literally made of lemons, salt, and rice koji. Salty and refreshing citrus lemon flavor. It can add citrusy flavor instantly while breaking up the meat protein and turning it into the amino acids-umami flavor.
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Authentic Japanese MISOZUKE TOFU: Easy Appetizer For Japanese Sake

Tofu misozuke is a traditional Japanese delicacy that requires a fermentaion period in miso paste for 1 week to years. To enjoy misozuke tofu safely at home, let's make the soft, creamy, cream cheese-like with the hint of fermented soy (miso) flavored tofu. For the salad, rice, toast, and dipping & crackers. The important key is to remove water from tofu thoughtfully. Otherwise, it may cause the tofu to rotten. Marinate the tofu for up to 3 days, and consume it within a week.
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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).