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The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Nabe Hot Pots

Ultimate Guide to Japanese Nabe Hot Pots

Traditional dinner in Japan during the colder months is nabe, a Japanese hot pot dish comprised of a flavorful broth with simmering meats or fish and a large number of fresh vegetables.

Edamame Kiritanpo

Recipe & Video: Edamame Kiritanpo

Freshly harvested edamame beans meet the crispy goodness of deep fried rice in this classic traditional Japanese food recipe from the Akita prefecture of Japan. Make some today with our easy-to-follow recipe and video!

Hearty Miso Butter Ramen

Recipe & Video: Hearty Miso Butter Ramen

Warm up the entire family with our easy-to-follow authentic Japanese recipe and video for Hokkaido-style miso and pork ramen noodles. Its fresh ginger, garlic, and soy sauce that will have everyone clapping for seconds.

february onion avocado

Cooking Japanese Food in Season: February Vegetables

In the month of February, both onions and avocados are in season in Japan. Serving as both garnishes and main ingredients, they are a great way to enhance a dish and improve your health at the same time.

Senbei rice crackers

Ultimate Guide to Senbei: Japanese Rice Crackers

In Japan, rice is used to make a wide variety of foods, including rice crackers, also known as senbei. These rice crackers are available in a wide range of flavors and textures, and are as popular as potato chips in America.

goya bitter melon

Ultimate Guide to Japanese Goya (Bitter Melon)

Bitter melon, also known as goya in Japan, is one of the most famous and healthiest foods consumed in Japan. The taste can take some getting used to, but it’s worth it for the health benefits of bitter melon.

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.