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akami otoro chutoro tuna

Know Your Tuna: Otoro, Chutoro, and Akami

Depending on the type of taste and texture experience you're looking for, tuna has several different options. From rich and decadent otoro to meaty akami, you'll be sure to find something you like when it comes to Japanese cuisine with tuna.

zaru soba japanese cold noodles

Chill Out This Summer with These 4 Japanese Cold Noodles

Eating cold noodles can be a great option to beat the heat of summer. Whether you drain and chill your noodles on a zaru or experiment with unique ingredients that add color and flavor, you won't be disappointed with these cool Japanese noodles!

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What to Know About Bento Boxes

Bento boxes have been growing in popularity in the United States. Explore the origins of bento boxes, how they're served in traditional Japanese cuisine and why they are served with traditional rice.

udon noodle dishes

11 Tasty Japanese Udon Noodle Dishes to Try!

Japanese restaurants in the United States often serve one or two udon noodle dishes. But there are actually a wide variety of dishes you can enjoy — here are 11 udon noodle dishes you must try!

japanese noodles tokoroten

A Guide to Japanese Noodles

Most fans of Japanese cuisine are familiar with ramen noodles, but they might not realize that Japanese cuisine has many more flavors, textures and noodle shapes worth trying.

Japanese dining rules

Essential Japanese Dining Rules and Etiquette

There are many different Japanese dining etiquette rules to follow if you ever wish to have an authentic Japanese dining experience. Learning Japanese dining etiquette enhances the meal and shows great respect for your hosts.

udon noodles with kamaboko and wakame

An Introduction to Udon Noodles

One of the most popular types of noodles to enjoy in Japanese cuisine is udon noodles. Made from wheat flour, salt and water, these thick, chewy noodles are very comforting and can be used in a wide variety of dishes, served hot or cold.

sushi ingredients

A Guide to Common Japanese Sushi Ingredients

On occasion, sushi ingredients on a menu may be listed in Japanese, leaving you wondering what exactly they are. This handy guide to common Japanese sushi ingredients will help you understand what you might find on a sushi menu.