17 Mar | Rob Bailey |No Comments

Hiroshima, Hidden Gem of the Sake World

The town of Saijo in Hiroshima is home to eight Sake breweries and is where much of the sought-after soft water is sourced along with other locally produced ingredients. The winter weather experienced in Saijo also makes it an ideal site for Sake brewing…

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8 Dec | Sneha Nagesh |No Comments

Japan’s Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine – Shojin Ryori

Until the18th century, plant-based agriculture was preferred to livestock rearing. This combined with the influence of Buddhism and Shintoism meant that most of the country harboured a vegetarian friendly diet. Emperors regularly issued meat bans and for a while, plant-based diets thrived. A version of this historic cuisine is still available today…

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23 Aug | Eleonora Badellino |No Comments

SA-SHI-SU-SE-SO The Basic Rules of Japanese Cooking

When you decide to start cooking Japanese Food in your kitchen, you realized that just having the best ingredients is not enough if you want to prepare a good meal…

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28 Jan | Tina |No Comments

What is a Depachika?

What’s a Depachika? Let me explain. Can you imagine for a minute, food heaven? Any kind of food you could imagine. Desserts, prepared food, lunch boxes, popular treats and gourmet delicacies. Yes, that’s right. Depachika means food heaven, in a basement?!

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14 Nov | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

10 Healthy Ways to Use Matcha

The key thing about matcha is the antioxidants that are integral to its nature—hundreds of times more than regular green tea. That’s led people to try to learn more ways to use matcha and gain those benefits. This graphic gives you some tasty, health-boosting options.

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7 Nov | Tina |No Comments

Katsuobushi: Fun Fish Flakes

Have you heard of dashi? Or Bonito flakes? Both of these are born from Katsuobushi an essential ingredient used to create the infamous umami flavor in much of Japanese cuisine. Katsuobushi is dried and fermented skipjack tuna usually shaved into flakes. Like so many things in Japan, katsuobushi is deeply rooted in history, culture, and tradition.

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