The 10 most popular dishes in Japan

Today we will talk about traditional Japanese foods and dishes. As most know already, Japan has dishes that are absolutely unique and wonderful. Yet the first thing that comes to mind when you think about it is fish and rice. This is why we will give you the top 10 traditional dishes of Japan, to give...

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How Much Nutrition in a Bowl of Cherries?

  It’s only mid-May, but I’m already tasting summer. Surely it’s evident in Central Florida’s recent days of sweltering heat. However, I’m talking about the seasonal treats making their debuts in the marketplaces around here. Like crisp, cool watermelon; juicy heirloom tomatoes...

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How to make a Japanese Matcha tea at home?

People use Matcha tea for many purposes. In Japan, traditional tea ceremony rituals use the best tea note to create a drink that cleans both body and mind. In Western cultures, matcha is often prepared as a casual breakfast, hot or cold. Californians and Arizonans, for example, tend to make iced...

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Mitarashi Kushi Dango (みたらし団子) Recipe

Dango mochi is a Japanese wagashi dessert: a small ball of sticky rice paste, usually served with shoyu caramel sauce (with soy sauce). Yummy and Original! Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients (For 7 skewers) For the shoyu caramel sauce: 8 cl of water ...

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Japanese Plum Wine (Umeshu)

Umeshu is an alcoholic beverage in which Japanese plums are macerated(soaked) for a long time. It's very common in Japan. Umeshu, a Japanese plum Wine The umeshu is an alcoholic drink made from Neutral Alcohol, shochu or sake in which Japanese plums, ume  are soaked for a very long time. It is served...

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Okonomiyaki, simple and fast Japanese Pizza recipe!

[caption id="attachment_1058" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Okonomiyaki japanese pizza Osaka style[/caption] An okonomiyaki is a Japanese salted pancake or pizza very popular in Japan and especially in Osaka which is eaten as a main dish and is generally shared with several people. It's a very full...

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Japanese Shirataki Noodles -The Feast from the East!

  Welcome to the home of the shirataki noodles, a traditional Japanese fare that is quickly taking the West by storm. If you’ve never tried these delicious noodles then you’re missing out on a gastronomical voyage that may change your pallet forever. Perfect for those who can’t consumer...

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Black Rice Tofu Recipe

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo by tinyfroglet [/caption] (vegan) Looking back through my blog’s recipe entries, I think it’s becoming pretty obvious I have a thing for Asian food. It all started when I first started cooking at about age 10. I’d come home from school...

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The Wonderful Power of Japanese Sea Vegetables(Seaweed)

You know it as a superfood, you’ve read about it, seen it in its various forms for sale online or at the grocery store. Many of us are most familiar with seaweed as nori, the paper thin version that wraps up our yummy maki rolls at the neighborhood sushi bar. Or maybe it’s the neon-green, artificially...

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Spinach Oshitashi Salad Recipe

[caption id="attachment_707" align="aligncenter" width="520"] image: salad[/caption] Here we go, with more green in the plate! By the way, I would like to address everyone who does not like spinach. I mean ... who think they don't like spinach! Have you ever cooked fresh spinach? Like a lot of vegetables,...

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