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.
Wasabi is making its way out of Japan and becoming a part of modern day cuisines all over the globe. Learn about the interesting history of Wasabi and how it is also good for your health.
While mochi ice cream is starting to show up in American grocery stores and restaurant's dessert menus with increasing frequency, its core ingredient has been a staple in the Japanese diet for hundreds of years.
Knowing about different kinds of Japanese dashi enable you to cook Japanese food better and the rewarding umami flavor is well worth it! Learn more and you’ll be able to explore new avenues of wonderful flavor in Japanese cuisine.
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.
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.
Red bean paste (anko) is a sweet ingredient often used in Japan as a filling for various pastries, to flavor confectioneries, and even for use in ice cream. You can make your own red bean paste and use it in several recipes.
Konnyaku is an odd Japanese ingredient that doesn’t look especially appealing, but it’s very healthy ingredient indeed. It can be used in many culinary dishes as an alternative to carb-heavy ingredients.
Japanese vegetables offer a whole new world of flavors and many opportunities for cooking delicious new dishes. Try maitake mushrooms, taro root, Japanese pumpkin and more!
Tofu doesn't have to be bland or rubbery—when prepared or cooked properly, a crispy tofu dish can deliver a great deal of umami. Learn how to easily cook crispy tofu with these handy tips.