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ultimate guide to soy sauce

Ultimate Guide to Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is one of the most important ingredients in Japanese cuisine and part of the golden ratio for creating distinctive Japanese sauces and seasonings.

Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Miso

Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Miso

Did you know that there are actually many types of miso, each with varied culinary uses in Japanese cooking? The different ingredients used to create miso paste result in different flavors, making miso a very versatile ingredient.

Ultimate guide to tofu

Ultimate Guide to Tofu

Tofu is a healthy addition to any diet, with numerous benefits for your body and mind. Whether you want to add momen tofu to your next curry or include kinugoshi tofu in a fruit smoothie, this wonderful ingredient is sure to please.

wafu pasta with seaweed and bacon asparagus

Modern Japanese Fusion Food: Wafu Pasta

Many Japanese dishes have Western influences. Wafu pasta is the combination of Italian spaghetti and Japanese seasonings and ingredients, resulting in amazingly tasty fusion pasta.

japanese pickles tsukemono

Ultimate Guide to Japanese Tsukemono Pickles

Made using either a salt or vinegar brine or a more involved fermentation process, Japanese tsukemono pickles can refer to a wide assortment of both vegetables and fruits, as well as seaweed, and exhibit a plethora of both flavors and colors.

Chopsticks holding rice gluten-free food

A Guide to Ordering and Purchasing Gluten-Free Japanese Food

Eating gluten-free Japanese food is possible but selections can be very limited. Follow the tips in this guide to ordering and purchasing gluten-free Japanese food and you’ll be able to enjoy Japanese cuisine safely and confidently.


6 Amazing Health Benefits of Adzuki (Red Beans)

Adzuki beans are red beans that are often used to make sweets and desserts in Japan. But adzuki beans are also very healthy, nutritious and provide a great deal of health benefits.

shichimi togarashi in a wooden spoon

Get Familiar With Shichimi Togarashi

Shichimi togarashi is a Japanese blend of 7 spices and is commonly used as a seasoning in soups, noodle dishes, or as an addition to salad dressing.