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Enoki Mushroom Recipe amasuzuke (sweet vinegar otsukemono)

  otsukemono (japanese pickles) as you may know, otsukemono is the Japanese word for Japanese pickles. otsukemono comes in many different flavors, as well as forms, shapes, sizes, colors, etc. some of the simplest otsukemono tend to be made with very few ingredients, namely the vegetable that you’re going to be pickling, as well as

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enoki mushroom wasabi ankake

Enoki Mushroom Recipe ankake with wasabi (slightly spicy)

  my relationship with wasabi when i was a kid i hated wasabi. i think most kids do and some adults too. could that be you? it definitely didnt help that most of the wasabi i got to eat was the fake kind – made with horseradish and green food coloring. and dont be fooled,

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Oyakodon with dashi

Oyakodon with Dashi 親子丼

Today we will make another rice bowl recipe that you can make at home. This time, we will use chicken, egg and of course, steamed rice. What is oyakudon? Oyakudon is a chicken and egg rice bowl wherein the chicken is simmered together with dashi, mirin, and shouyu and then with egg. Its very simple

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shiokoji dressing japanese style mizuna salad

shiokoji dressing – japanese style mizuna salad

Today, what we’re gonna be doing is making a mizuna salad using shiokoji and some other ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, some champagne vinegar, and some freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and maybe some salt, and a little bit of white pepper. What is shiokoji? Shiokoji is fermented rice with salt and adds a natural umami

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Japanese style macaroni salad with ham

Japanese style macaroni salad with ham (Simple)

Today, what we will be making is a simple and quick Japanese-style pasta salad using macaroni pasta. Macaroni salad, Japanese-style What makes this macaroni pasta unique is that we’re using quite a lot of ingredients. I usually don’t put all these different seasonings in. But I thought the flavor turned out quite good Also, Japanese

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Japanese style salad with mizuna and onion dressing

Japanese style salad with mizuna and onion dressing

Today, what we’re gonna be doing is making a Japanese-style salad dressing. One of my favorites because it has onion! Sometimes, I like to put a little bit of chicken in, or a protein, like tofu, into the salads to make it a complete meal But today, we’re just gonna do it as a side

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Ikura Pasta 2

Ikura Pasta | Japanese style pasta with salmon roe and avocado

Today what we’re going to be doing is making ikura pasta with avocado, a little bit of cream, shoyu (soy sauce), and mayo – Kewpie mayo, to be exact. We’re also going to throw on some lemon juice, some nori, and a little bit of black pepper. We’ll be using Dean & Deluca pasta, also

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Chicken Katsudon | Japanese rice bowl with dashi stock (Simple)

What we’re gonna be making today is chicken katsudon! What is katsudon? Katsudon is a Japanese rice bowl dish consisting of katsu (breaded and fried pork/chicken cutlets), eggs, katsu sauce, and other ingredients. If you haven’t seen my recipe on how to make chicken katsu (chicken cutlets) yet, click here! So, what we’re gonna be

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Soy milk ice cream with Honey and Ginger

Today, what we’re gonna be doing is making tonyu ice cream, which is a soy milk-based ice cream. If you like honey and you like ginger, chances are you’ll like honey ginger ice cream! This one’s made with homemade soy milk. And because of that, it might be just a little healthier than ice cream

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shoyukoji with bean sprouts and tofu procedure

Japanese style stir fry | shoyukoji with bean sprouts and tofu

would you enjoy cooking a quick and delicious bean sprout and tofu stir-fry? how about if we used a fermented soy sauce and rice ingredient to take things up a notch? in this post we’ll be using some shoyukoji (soy sauce koji) for extra flavor, umami and texture!~  What is shoyu koji 醬油麹 ? Shoyukoji,

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Mapo Tofu | Japanese style tofu WITHOUT meat!?

Today, we will be making a meatless version of Mapo tofu. Mapo tofu is a classic Chinese dish. It’s a Szechuan dish so it’s very spicy. I actually have some Szechuan peppercorns here, which if you’ve never seen before, they look like regular black peppercorns. But I guess the difference is that these have a

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