In Japan, there is an ingredient simply referred to as “sauce.” This sauce is used in many dishes in Japanese cuisine and is sometimes referred to as tonkatsu sauce — a thick brown sauce that accompanies breaded fish, pork or chicken cutlets.
Umami Insider makes preparing sashimi at home simple. This guide explains what sushi- and sashimi-grade mean and teaches you how to select the freshest fish, prevent contamination and slice and plate your creation with finesse and confidence.
Clams can be added to a great variety of dishes and are used often in Japanese cuisine. These versatile shellfish also yield a great deal of health benefits, making them a great choice for a nutritious and enjoyable Japanese meal.
Many Japanese dishes, from soups to salads to sushi, contain flavorful and healthy seaweeds. You can make many Japanese side dishes and meals on your own with these common Japanese seaweed ingredients.
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.
Fermented soybeans, also referred to as natto, are a traditional Japanese dish and an ingredient in many others. Natto is also quite nutritious and imparts a great deal of health benefits that make it as beneficial to your health as it is tasty.
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.
Did you know that shiitake mushrooms are good for a lot more than just your taste buds? They are actually packed with nutrients that can improve your health and beauty!
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.
You are probably familiar with soy sauce, but did you know that there are many different types of soy sauce you can buy? In Japan, two main versions of soy sauce, "koikuchi (dark)" and "usukuchi (light)", are used most often for various reasons.