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Kinpira Gobo with Miso Sesame Seasoning

Burdock kinpira is a rather classic Japanese appetizer. The traditional way is to cook it in sake and mirin instead of honey and miso, but I have a hard time…

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Green Beans with Sesame Dressing

Sesame dressing is probably one of the easiest Japanese salad dressing and it can dress up any humble greens. Though I am using green beans for this post, you…

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Kayaku Gohan - Rice with Chicken and Vegetables

Kayaku gohan is a very simple Japanese rice dish packed with chicken and vegetables that are sure to become an instant favorite. If you have ever tried a…

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Miso Soup

Exceedingly simple to make yet the flavor is so divine. The Japanese breakfast almost always include a bowl of miso soup and I totally can see the appeal. Once…

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Dorayaki

Sundays used to mean waking up early to watch Doraemon series in the television. It is an incredible story about a blue robot cat from the future who can…

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Sweet Red Bean Paste

Azuki-an, or sweet red bean paste, is a very common filling used in Japanese and Chinese desserts. Anpan (red bean bread), dorayaki (red bean pancakes), manju,…

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Tonkatsu - Pork Cutlets

I had my very first tonkatsu (豚カツ) in United States when I was in college and I was hooked! Sure I love sushi and ramen and udon and tempura and oh so many…

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