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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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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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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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PARTY “CHIRASHI” SUSHI RECIPE: EASY & HEALTHY COLORFUL SWEET SUSHI DISH MAKES KIDS HAPPY

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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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Oyako-Don: Japanese Chicken And Egg On Rice

Use this quick and easy traditional Japanese fast food recipe to serve the restaurant grade, Oyako Don, at home. The broth is a Japanese flavor made of authentic dashi broth, soy sauce, sake, and sugar without mirin, for a sweet and salty profile. You can use up leftover roast/ fried chicken, thanksgiving turkey, Yakitori/ Karaage chicken in this Oyako don recipe!
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: HOW TO USE SHOGA GINGER IN JAPANESE COOKING

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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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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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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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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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Food Freezing Hack: My Fresh Chili Peppers AND Garlic Mix Is Absolutely GENIUS

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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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Become A Ramen Master At Home| How To Make “Menma” Bamboo Shoots (Menma-Like)

LEARN HOW TO MAKE MENMA BAMBOO SHOOTS FOR RAMEN TOPPING IN THE JAPANESE WAY! The easy recipe uses canned bamboo shoots to make Menma for ramen topping. Just simmer bamboo sliced shoots until the sauce is reduced. To prepare canned bamboo shoots, drain the juice and rinse thoroughly in freshwater before use.
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[INSTANT POT / Pressure Cook RECIPE] Easy Homemade Pork Broth (Light & Sweet)

Gentle, clear, sweet, and incredibly flavorful pork bone broth to make at home. Using pork neck bones in pressure cooking can bring easy and quick rich pork broth. Also, you can learn how to prepare (clean) pork neck bones.
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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: Fresh-Squeezed Grapefruit & Spicy Tomato Jam Sour

Here is the new unique afternoon cocktail recipe from the Izakaya menu in Japan. Fresh-squeezed grapefruits and homemade spicy (jalapeno peppers) tomato jam, are you curious about this mysterious taste? Actually, really refreshing, sweet, but, spicy... easy to make, easy to be addicted to this Japanese sour drink.
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My Home Izakaya; Make IZAKAYA COCKTAILS With Homemade Lemon Syrup

Japanese-style lemon sour is a popular Izakaya cocktail. Some are non-sweet (sometimes it's called Chu-Hi") and others are added lemon (or sugar) syrup. I made homemade lemon syrup (accidentally). It's simple, easy, only 2 ingredients (lemons & sugar), no cooking and no adding water.
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[INSTANT POT / Pressure Cook RECIPE] Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Super-savory healthy homemade Chicken soup in 30 minutes. You can use it right away-make homemade Shoyu Ramen! Store the soup in a fridge and freezer. Remove excess fat after letting it refrigerate. This chicken broth can be from Asian to your comfy flavor while changing flavored vegetables.
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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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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.