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Hungry but in a Hurry? Try These 4 Easy Japanese Breakfasts!

With our busy lives, we tend to not care about having a filling breakfast anymore. There are people who skip breakfast and straight up go for brunch or lunch, especially since many restaurants do not open until before noon, thus putting their health at risk. If you grew up in an Asian household, you better…

Heard of Japanese Transparent Potato Chips? Here’s How to Make Them at Home!

There are Japanese companies such as Calbee which have made normal potato chips interesting by coming up with unusual flavors like salt and lemon peel, plum, KFC, etc. Have you already tried all of these available types and looking for something even more unique? Forget the flavor, have you seen strange-looking potato chips? No, we…

Delicious Recipes Using Miso: From Traditional To Inventive

Before I came to Japan, Miso (みそ or 味噌) was known to me only in the form of a pale, cloudy soup, served as a side dish to wash down plentiful amounts of sushi. Made from fermented soybeans, the taste is salty and distinctive. Now that I live in Japan, I know that miso is…

Making Ramen Eggs: 3 essential techniques to master in the Kitchen

Eggs to ramen are like Robin is to Batman. No ramen can shine without the prince of ramen toppings! Being the supporting star of the dish, eggs not only add contrast to the noodles and broth but are also a source of protein. Most importantly, the gooey yolk and delicately seasoned egg white are what…

Japanese Cooking Classes in Kyoto: A Must Go For Every Food Lover

Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook delicious, traditional Japanese food? I know it often looks like it would be really complicated and difficult to make, but if you take a Japanese cooking class, it all becomes much easier to do! I went to a fantastic Japanese cooking class, right in the heart…

Make your own delicious sushi roll with these Easy Steps

For many, when they think of Japanese food – they will always think of sushi! There are many different kinds of sushi you can get, but one of the most delicious is the traditional sushi roll. These sushi rolls can be filled with a huge range of ingredients depending on your personal tastes. Traditionally, there…

5 Things You Can Make in a Rice-Cooker Apart from Plain Rice!

A bread-maker makes bread, and ice-cream machine makes ice-cream, but a rice cooker… now there is no one-trick-pony. When I bought my first rice cooker, I was concerned that I was using up a considerable chunk of my kitchen space on a contraption that basically only boils a bit of rice. But after several years…

What is a Bento Box?

For many foreigners living in Japan, the word ‘bento’ is not unfamiliar, but what exactly is the meaning? Japanese restaurants abroad now offer ‘bento’ style lunches, but what should a Bento Box include, and how do you make one yourself? Bento History ebay.com/ Unlike many fashionable food items, the bento is not a recent invention.…

Enjoying another recipe for Shabu-Shabu in the Summer!

What is the Standard recipe of shabu shabu Shabu-Shabu is a dish that is very popular in Japan, especially if eating with friends or family as it can be enjoyed together. The name ‘shabu shabu’ comes from the sound you make when dipping the meat in the broth to cook! It was first introduced in…
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