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Shoyu vs soy sauce: what to use for cooking

Shoyu vs soy sauce Let’s get one thing straight. ‘Shoyu’ is the Japanese word for soy sauce. There are many different types of soy sauce, including Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Korean. They are not all one and the same. But as you may know for Japanese soy sauces, ‘shoyu’ is really just a broad

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Japanese Style Mackerel with Miso and Ginger (misoni) all day I eat like a shark

Japanese Style Mackerel with Miso and Ginger (misoni)

Mackerel is one of my favorite fish to eat. And miso is the perfect flavoring agent for it.  Why is miso is the perfect flavoring agent for mackerel? As you may know, mackerel can have a strong flavor. The miso is equally, if not more strong in flavor, and does a good job showing the

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How to Make Sukiyaki with Beef (Japanese Hot Pot) stove

How to Make Sukiyaki with Beef (Japanese Hot Pot)

Sukiyaki is one of my favorite comfort foods and is the perfect way to stay warm on a cold winter night. Even better is how good it tastes. Even better than that? How easy it is to make at home! Join me later today as I cook it with you live! Hope to see you

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beef and gobo shigureni

Beef and Gobo Shigureni

Beef and Gobo Shigureni is a savory stir fry with prominent flavors of beef, soy, ginger and of course earthy gobo! This is a spin on dish originally made with ginger and clam. But there is no clam or seafood here! This is beef and gobo at their finest! Cooked in a bath of sake,

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Matcha Ice Cream

Matcha Ice Cream is a totally optional but highly recommended and tasty way to get your ice cream fix! On top of it’s soothing pastel green, this ice cream has a slightly earthy and sweet aroma. Surprise! It tastes just like it smells too! Using a lower ratio of cream, helps to keep this from

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Meatless Mapo Tofu with Nira-2

Meatless Mapo Tofu with Nira

This Meatless Mapo Tofu with Nira is a delicious variation on Japanese style mapo tofu. The lack of meat makes the overall feel and texture lighter than more traditional recipes that use pork. Nira (also known as garlic chive) adds a unique flavor and a natural green color for your eyes to feast on. Now

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Mapo Tofu with Pork and Akadashi

Mapo Tofu with Pork and Red Miso

This Japanese style Mapo Tofu wants to be your next meal. Yes. It does!! If mapo tofu could talk, it would say eat me!! This complex mix of flavors of textures is founded on a base of ginger and garlic with a bit of sesame oil. Soft tofu takes that base and molds it into

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Miso Soup with Eggplant and Gobo

Miso Soup with Eggplant and Gobo

Miso Soup with Eggplant and Gobo is a tasty spin on a classic Japanese side, Miso soup. Gobo adds an earthy flavor and firm texture that is a welcome contrast to soft and delicate eggplant. Throw on some chopped green onions and you have a warm, savory way to start and accompany your Japanese themed

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Kinako Ice Cream with Kuromitsu

Kinako Ice Cream with Kuromitsu

Kinako Ice Cream with Kuromitsu is an earthy ice cream sweetened with Okinawan black sugar syrup. The base flavor of this ice cream is made of kinako (roasted soy bean flour) that not only deepens the flavor, but also adds a dense body to each bite. This is one ice cream that may just teleport

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Japanese Style Broccoli Salad with Egg and Ham

Japanese Style Broccoli Salad with Egg and Ham

This is a sponsored post. Kewpie USA was kind enough to send me a box of mayonnaise and some salad dressings and this was one of the dishes that I’ve prepared with their products. If you haven’t heard of Kewpie before, it’s well known for it’s mayonnaise, which is richer and creamier than it’s American

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