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How to Make 5 Different Types of Onigiri.

Today, I’d like to share with you how to make 5 different types of rice balls (called onigiri). Onigiri is the basic Japanese food and one of the most important menus in the Japanese diet. It made from rice, seaweed and fillings. It’s usually shaped like a triangle, and wrapped in seaweed. We put the filling such as pickled plum, salted […]

dried bonito
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What is dried bonito and how to use it

Dried bonito (Katsuobushi – かつお節) is a Japanese preserved food made by boiling the meat of bonito and then drying it. Cut off the head, fins, and part of the abdomen from the fish, grate it into three or more pieces. Then, shape it into a boat shape called “fushi” […]

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How to Make Basic Dashi Broth

Cooks in 50 mins Difficulty Easy

Dashi (Japanese soup stock) is an essential part of the Japanese food culture. It is frequently used in miso soup, hot-pot dishes (Nabe 鍋), and a variety of other dishes. There are about eight major types of dashi in Japan, and the one made from bonito and kelp (Awase Dashi 合わせだし) […]

fried tofu
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What is Fried Tofu (Aburaage) and How to use

Fried tofu is called Aburaage – 油揚げ in Japanese. It’s known as tofu cut into thin slices and fried in oil, but it refers to tofu made in a different way from the normal tofu production method, and then deep fried in oil at the right temperature. The raw material […]

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How to Cook Perfect Japanese Rice in a Pot

Cooks in 25 mins Difficulty Easy

Today, I want to share with you “how to cook perfect Japanese rice in a pot”. Many Japanese families cook rice in a rice cooker. It’s super easy for the perfect Japanese rice. All you have to do is rinse the rice, fill the rice cooker with water up to […]