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.
Japanese cuisine has a flavor that is distinct from American food. A secret to that is a group of condiments used in Japanese cooking. Learn those essential condiments and start experimenting new Japanese recipes in your own kitchen.