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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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Hinoki Benefits| Things You Should Know About Hinoki Cypress

Japanese cypress, also known as "hinoki" in the cypress family, is deeply rooted in the Japanese lifestyle since the HINOKI tree is high-durable and strongly resistant to the super humid climate in Japan. Also, we can not forget to talk about the scent of cypress which eases your physical and mental health.
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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 WELLNESS: HOW TO BOOST MY MENTAL WELL-BEING IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CUISINE

The traditional Japanese cuisine called "WASHOKU" provides as well-balanced and nutritious food that we (the Japanese) eat every day. You'll find a variety of foods to boost your mental well-being and often tell you these foods- soy products, fish, vegetables, liver, dairy products, and fermented foods bring nutrition to the brain and guts.
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Napa (Chinese) Cabbage 101 In Japanese Cooking; Nutrition, Shopping and Storage Tips, Recipes

Napa cabbage is the type of Chinese cabbage and called "Hakusai" in Japan. It's the popular winter veggie (in Japan) and it can't be called Japanese hot pot without it. (kidding.) It contains mostly water (low-cal, low-carb) but is rich in Vitamin C, K, and potassium. Moreover, it's one of the handy veggies to cook for salad, stir-fry, saute, soup, stew...between crispy texture to melty texture. Read this post to know health benefits, the shopping, store, and cooking tips.
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WHAT’LL HAPPEN IF YOU START A DAY WITH PLAIN HOT WATER: SAYU BENEFITS

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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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Ladies! Eat Natto Every Day: The Japanese Super Food For Health & Beauty

Why Japanese traditional superfood can bring you many health benefits? Especially for ladies, natto can improve your health & beauty. What are nutritions? What are good for you? When & how much should you eat Natto? All about Natto health benefits you should know is in this post!
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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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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: THE BENEFITS OF SESAME OIL: NUTRITION, HEALTH BENEFITS, SIDE EFFECTS, HOW TO USE IN COOKING

Sesame oil has been incorporated into the Japanese lifestyle for a long time like in other Asian countries. Sesame oil is known as one healthy oil that we should take daily and the Japanese often use it in cooking. Besides, we are addicted to the rich toasty nutty aroma of toasted sesame oil. Or, the elegant light white sesame oil, is used for cooking, dressing, even massage, and skincare. This post will tell you the types of sesame oil, their health benefits, and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle.
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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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HOMEMADE SPICED GINGER SYRUP FOR YOUR COZY DRINKS, REFRESHING COCKTAILS, & COOKING (SALAD DRESSING RECIPES)

Ginger syrup is actually a handy item to use in any cooking. Ginger has various health benefits like warming the body from the inside, so why not incorporate ginger or this syrup into your daily life? Spicy, zingy, but cozy! Add this authentic exotic spice kick that attracts you more than store-bought sweet ginger syrup: to your cozy hot drinks, refreshing sweet cocktails and sodas, yogurt, and ice cream! Even more, you can use this ginger syrup for cooking and baking. This post provides 2 savory salad dressing recipes for you!
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: HOW TO USE SHOGA GINGER IN JAPANESE COOKING

The ginger root is often used in Japanese cooking as well, including in stir-fries, simmered dishes, soups, and as a garnish. Ginger, this Asian-native spice is known for its traditional medicinal properties we take ginger to warm up the body, improve the digestive system, and ease a sore throat. In cooking, ginger has the effect to reduce the gamey flavor in the meat, and the fishy flavor in seafood, also, its unique flavor can bring “Japanese flavor” to a dish.
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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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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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BARLEY TEA HAS MOSTLY BENEFITS: BUT DOES IT HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?

Barley tea is the healthy drink, rich in minerals and vitamins. Drinking barley tea constantly before and after workout, hot bath, or as summer drink, can protect your body from overheating and dehydration. Generally, you should not have problem to drink barley tea daily, yet, drinking TOO MUCH COLD barley tea may cause sick.
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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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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: Sencha Green Tea 101

Sencha is the type of green tea, which is the daily green tea for Japanese tea time. Like other tea, sencha green tea has several health benefits. Not like Matcha, the taste is refreshing. There is no picky manner to make sencha, but there are several tips to make 10 times better sencha green tea if you read this guide.
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KUTANIYAKI WARE 101: Traditional Japanese Ceramics Things To Know (GIFT IDEA)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Umeboshi Plums 101: Health Benefits, How To Eat, How To Make Iconic Japanese TSUKEMONO

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The Ultimate Step Guide To Traditional Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

LEARN THE STEPS ON HOW TO MAKE AUTHENTIC MISO SOUP IN 3 MINUTES! Traditional staple soup made with Japanese dashi broth, miso paste, and various ingredients. There are countless combinations including types of dashi broth, types of miso paste, and ingredients from vegetables to meat. Nothing can beat homemade miso soup. In this recipe, you can learn how to make miso soup with kombu dashi/ without dashi.
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What’s Koji Miso

Recently, you’ve often heard about “koji miso” if you’re a miso connoisseur. It’s actually the name for commercial use to enhance the raw ingredients, especially, Koji. It probably indicates that companies produce their products to guarantee using selected raw materials and Koji.
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The Heart Of Japanese Fermented Food, Koji Rice| How To Make Shio-Koji

Shio koji, the Japanese fermented condiments made of grain koji, water, and salt. Mix them and fermented the mixture at room temperature until the mixture thickens on a sweet, funky aroma. Rich nutrition, and rich Umami flavor. Shio-koji is a versatile condiment for stir-fry, making pickled vegetables, and marinade sauce to tenderize the meat and reduce the fishy flavor of fish.
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Japanese Cooking Culture; How to Sun Dry Veggies At Home

Sun-drying maybe not be well-known in the US, but in Japan, much-needed and much-having fun, kitchen hack to preserve fresh produce. Food drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food. It'll be easier to choose between canning or freezing, however, I may blow your mind away today! Sun-Drying foods are simple, easy, and low-cost to learn. With modern food dehydrators, which is the smart choice, but, especially in the summer season, let's try using natural power!
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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.