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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.

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.

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7 Ways to Have a Japanese Food Party

The next time you are planning a dinner party, try hosting a Japanese food party—there are several types of Japanese food that your guests can enjoy making as well as eating, including temaki sushi, tempura, gyoza, and nabe hot pots!

okayu zosui comfort food

Comfort Food Spotlight: Okayu and Zosui

There are many ways to enjoy Japanese rice porridge, whether you're feeling sick or just hoping to warm up after being in the cold. By adding things such as meat, eggs, and vegetables, you can make a hearty and filling meal out of simple ingredients.

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Top 10 Japanese Rice Dishes

Rice is an important ingredient in Japan, serving not just as a side dish at most traditional Japanese meals, but also as the main component of many flavorful Japanese rice dishes, not to mention snacks and desserts.

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The Art, Theatre and Flavor of Teppanyaki

True Japanese teppanyaki differs somewhat from Western hibachi. Today, its rich history of ancient cooking techniques displays the prep and cooking of the food as a form of art, with skillful chefs preparing the dishes right in front of the patrons.

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Amazing Culinary Uses of Lotus Root

The lotus root is a vegetable that looks beautiful when sliced, and can be used in many different Japanese dishes. It is healthy, tasty, and becoming much more popular in America.