One of Japan’s most commonly used vegetables is burdock root, also known as gobo. This large vegetable offers plenty of nutrition. Appreciated for its flavor as well as its healthy properties, gobo plays a large part in Japanese cuisine.
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.
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.
Not to be confused with nori, aonori is another edible seaweed cultivated off the coast of Japan. It is a versatile, flavorful, and aromatic ingredient that is dried and crushed, and used to garnish or season many Japanese dishes, including...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese cuisine relies on natto as a staple breakfast or lunch dish, but many Western palates have not been exposed to this fermented soybean wonder. There are many health benefits to this dish in addition to its additive flavor profile.