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[RECIPE ONLY] EASY QUICK SIDE DISH: JAPANESE MAYO CALESLOW

This easy Coleslaw Recipe with crisp cabbage, cucumber, apples and sesame seeds. Creamy, crunchy, crispy coleslaw with savory Japanese mayo dressing. It'll be taken for less than 1 hour includes marinating time. Coleslaw is the perfect side dish for potlucks, parties and meal prep.
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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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Only 3-Step Healthy Snack! Quick, Easy, Yamitsuki Cabbage

Make a delicious, healthy fresh vegetable snack ready in just three steps! This super-simple quick veggie snack is called Yamitsuki Cabbage, which means Addictive cabbage, and is the popular Izakaya snack in Japan. The perfect option when you need healthy snacks or late-night cravings. Why is it so addictive? Because of high-quality toasted sesame oil and a little bit of mineral salt.
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[RECIPE ONLY] MIX VEGETABLE STIR-FRY IN KETCHUP OYSTER SAUCE

Napolitan spaghetti, chicken rice...In Japanese cooking, we often use tomato ketchup to add sweet and tangy sour flavor. This Japanese-inspired veggie stir-fry is super easy to make and quick. No need to make a stir-fry sauce! Clean up your fridge to make this sweet savory vegetable stir fry. You can change ingredients whatever you have.
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VEGETABLE STIR FRY 101: JAPANESE COOKING TIPS TO AVOID YOUR VEGETABLE STIR-FRY MAKING WATERY

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Bok Choy 101: How To Cook Bok Choy In Japanese Cooking

Bok choy is one of the most popular Chinese greens in Japan. A member of As well as Napa cabbage, it is crispy, has a slight sweetness, and does not break up while cooking. It is a versatile vegetable that goes well with Western dishes as well as Asian dishes. In this post, you can get two savory recipes in Japanese cooking.
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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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[RECIPE ONLY] YASAI-ITAME: MOYASHI Bean Sprouts, Fluffy Eggs, and bok choy Stir Fry

Easy and savory bean sprouts & scrambled eggs stir fry with crunchy baby bok choy and sweet shiitake mushrooms. Season this dish with the perfect combination of Asian condiments-soy and oyster sauce. Avoid over cook MOYASHI bean sprouts!
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[RECIPE ONLY] MOYASHI ITAME WITH FLUFFY EGGS

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[INSTANT POT RECIPE] Easy-Cheesy Homemade Natto Beans

Natto beans are the Japanese traditional super healthy food to eat daily! Generally, you can get natto at any Asian grocery store, but you can save money and eat homemade fresh Natto every day using my easy homemade natto recipe; without a starter, use the instant pot for the whole process.
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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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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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Japanese Basic Cooking; How To Make A Paper Thin Egg Omelet (Usuyaki Tamago)

LEARN THE JAPANESE TAMAGO RECIPE. When you enjoy a Japanese home cooking recipe, you will have opportunities to make "Usuyaki-Tamago"/ "Kinshi-Tamago"- a paper-thin egg omelet and egg threads, which are the Japanese basic home cooking and are commonly used as a wrap/ a garnish adding brilliant yellow color to the dish. You don't need a Tamagoyaki pan for this dish, however, you may need a little technique and practice.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: SESAME SEEDS 101

Sesame seeds can be added to various dishes, such as salads, curries, hummus, and bakes, and even sprinkled on top of smoothies and desserts. They are also used to make sesame oil and tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds. SO, learn about sesame seeds deeper today in this post including types of sesame seeds, sesame seeds products, and more!
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[RECIPE ONLY] EASY YUMMY COLESLAW WITH KEWPIE MAYO

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[REVIEW] GROW GINGER IN A PLANT POT

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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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Kinpira 101: Make Easy Quick Vegetable Side In Japanese Home Cooking

Kinpira is a quick stir-fry with Japanese basic (sweet and salty) sauce. The popular comfort side dish for dinner and bento items. It can help add nutritional value to every meal. Stock in the fridge since it'll last for almost a week once you make tons! Besides, add every salad, soup, and sandwich!! You can switch veggies to any root or less-water veggies.
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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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[RECIPE ONLY] SAUTEED STICK BROCCOLI

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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 Remove Moisture From Cucumbers

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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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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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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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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 Potato Salad Cheese Gyoza Dumplings With Square Wonton Wraps

You can't wait for leftover potato salad that's been turned into crispy potato cheese Gyoza dumplings. The options include deep-fry them or pan-frying them. It's exactly as you imagine: crispy potato gyoza dumplings will be the perfect appetizer or snack!
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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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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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MISOZUKE: How To Make Japanese Pickles With Miso

If you want to add more quick pickles recipes, then these miso pickles are coming next to try at home. Japanese pickles are mostly salty! so as MISOZUKE. To avoid salty MISOZUKE pickles, choose sweet miso paste and check out the pickling process every 3 hours. Also, cut vegetables into a large size or don't cut them! I love my MISODOKO (the pickling “bed", the mix for pickling) for providing traditional Japanese (salty) food to my kitchen! (Oh, I've been missing WASHOKU at my home in Japan. ) You don't need attention every day – not just like NUKADOKO. Just mix your choice of Miso paste, sugar, and Sake. Enjoy probiotic-rich, fragrant pickles to accompany rice, salad, and Japanese Sake.