The classic combination of dashi broth, mirin, and soy sauce, in the right proportions, make up the golden ratio of Japanese cooking. This is the guideline for creating many flavorful sauces and seasonings in Japanese cuisine. Learn the golden ratio...
Compared to Western-style kitchen knives, Japanese blades are thinner and sharper. This is due in part to Japanese cuisine, which includes lots of fish and vegetables and requires more delicacy when slicing.
Traditional dinner in Japan during the colder months is nabe, a Japanese hot pot dish comprised of a flavorful broth with simmering meats or fish and a large number of fresh vegetables.
Master the art of creating a melt-in-your-mouth chashu style pork, the perfect topping for fresh restaurant-style ramen, with our braised pork belly chashu and roasted pork shoulder chashu recipes.
Make upgraded Shoyu (Soy Sauce) and Tonkotsu broth ramen with our exclusive fresh restaurant-style ramen kits from Hakubaku, the leader in authentic Japanese noodle and healthy grain products for you and your family.
Rice is an important ingredient in Japan, serving not just as a side dish at most traditional Japanese meals, but also as the main component of many flavorful Japanese rice dishes, not to mention snacks and desserts.
Made using either a salt or vinegar brine or a more involved fermentation process, Japanese tsukemono pickles can refer to a wide assortment of both vegetables and fruits, as well as seaweed, and exhibit a plethora of both flavors and colors.
15-year-old chef Josh Reisner is now establishing his own style in the ramen world. While receiving professional training with ramen masters, this teen chef is also dedicated to creating personal recipes and applying new ideas.
Pickled vegetables such as fukujinzuke and crunchy rakkyo are an excellent side dish to your Japanese meal, especially Japanese curry! Try some the next time you make or order curry, and you won't be disappointed!
Making your own homemade natto, which is fermented soybeans, can be a fun task resulting in tasty and healthy Japanese dish. Requiring very little equipment or ingredients, you can easily start making your own homemade natto!