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Everyone knows that chicken soup is the ideal meal for when you are feeling ill, but the Japanese have their own version, and it may be even healthier. Learn what exactly makes miso soup one of the healthiest soups you can consume.
Did you know that shiitake mushrooms are good for a lot more than just your taste buds? They are actually packed with nutrients that can improve your health and beauty!
Wakame is a Japanese seaweed often found in Miso soup, but it can also be used in many other dishes. Because it is also extremely healthy, many have added Wakame to their diets on a regular basis.
Even if you are not partaking in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, you can impress guests with an exotic beverage next time you have company. Learn how to select and brew leaves and serve Japanese-style green tea at home.
You are probably familiar with soy sauce, but did you know that there are many different types of soy sauce you can buy? In Japan, two main versions of soy sauce, "koikuchi (dark)" and "usukuchi (light)", are used most often for various reasons.