Those who are familiar with the tofu know it is a great source of vegetarian protein. Tofu also contains a great deal of important minerals and vitamins, and it provides many health benefits.
The yuzu is a small citrus fruit popular in Japan. It is sometimes referred to as a Japanese grapefruit, and it also happens to contain a wide range of health benefits that make it especially appealing.
Panko is the Japanese version of bread crumbs. Boasting more flavor and crispness than traditional bread crumbs, many health advocates say that panko is also healthier than Western bread crumbs.
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.
Here are some of our top picks for easy Japanese recipes that utilize the five basic Japanese condiments: mirin, soy sauce, sake, miso and sesame oil. They’re fun, easy and oh so tasty!
This feature covers the ingredients, tools, and techniques to craft genuine sushi rice like a pro. From buying authentic Japonica rice and necessary equipment to crafting restaurant-quality sushi rice, Umami Insider shows you the way.
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.