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Golden Ratio of Japanese Cooking

Ultimate Guide to the Golden Ratio of Japanese Cooking

The classic combination of dashi broth, mirin, and soy sauce, in the right proportions, make up the golden ratio of Japanese cooking. This is the guideline for creating many flavorful sauces and seasonings in Japanese cuisine. Learn the golden ratio...

Osechi Ryori 3 Kinds

Recipe & Video: Osechi Ryori 3 Kinds

Ring in the New Year like a Japanese culinary pro with these three different kinds of traditional Osechi Ryori. These small plates symbolize health, wealth and longevity in the year to come and are an eye-pleasing addition to any table.


Recipe & Video: Datemaki

Sweet and savory at the same time, datemaki is a umami rich traditional Japanese recipe based on fishcakes and dashi stock that is often part of the traditional New Year’s festivities but can be made throughout the year as well.

Ozoni Kansai Style

Recipe & Video: Ozoni Kansai Style

Ozoni is a popular soup for Japanese New Year’s celebration. Each region has a different recipe, but Kansai style ozoni is one of the most popular ones! Learn how to make Kansai style ozoni with our recipe.

Ozoni Kanto Style

Recipe & Video: Ozoni Kanto Style

Ozoni is a popular soup with many ingredients, eaten during the New Years celebration. Each region has different takes on ozoni, with the Kanto region using simple dashi broths, chicken, and rectangular mochi!

Japanese Christmas food and drink

Traditional Japanese Christmas Food and Drink

Christmas in Japan is not a religious holiday, but just like in other cultures, there are several traditional Japanese Christmas foods that are enjoyed by families on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. While some may seem odd at first (KFC?!) there is...

Kuri Kinton

Recipe & Video: Kuri Kinton

Japanese sweet potatoes and candied chestnuts come together with a punch of umami in kuri kinton, a traditional New Year’s recipe that signifies wealth and prosperity in the future and can be prepared for many different occasions.