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Cooking with Zakkokumai, the Healthy Alternative to Rice

White rice often accompanies a Japanese meal, but is lacking in nutrition. Many are now choosing Zakkokumai a healthier alternative to rice. It is rice that has been mixed with grains, seeds, beans and millet, offering many health benefits.

Uni sea urchin

What is Uni, where can I find it, and why should I eat it?

Uni is often ordered in sushi restaurants by those who enjoy the unique flavor and desire something a little more adventurous than raw salmon or tuna. But there are also several healthy reasons you might want to order sea urchin more often.

Uni Lover

5 Ways to Enjoy Uni in Dishes Other Than Sushi

Most who are familiar with Uni have only seen it served as sushi, but this decadent ingredient can also be used to compliment many other dishes as well as be the star of a flavorful meal. Here are 5 new ways you can delight your taste buds with Uni.

Japanese Desserts in NYC

9 Best Japanese Desserts in NYC

There are an endless number of desserts in NYC that take their origins from places close to home as well as far-flung locales. Here are the top 9 Japanese inspired desserts that you have to try in NYC.

wakame salad

What Is Wakame, and Why Should I Eat It?

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.