- Quite sure I'm a Ramen freak. Almost up to 200ramens in 2017. Not only ramens but also love to eat around and drink around.
Dashi is a fundamental ingredient you cannot go without when making any Japanese dish. Dashi is basically a soup full of umami flavor. You boil typical ingredients such as kombu seaweed, dried sardines, katsuobushi flakes and other things to make it. Dashi is originally a Japanese ingredient but of course you can use them for any kind of dishes you like.
What comes up to your mind when you hear the word "Japanese spice"? Wasabi? Karashi? These are great Japanese spices too. But, have you ever heard of "Shichimi"? Shichimi is a traditional Japanese spice which can easily be translated to "seven flavors" in English. This post will introduce shichimi itself, what foods you can use, and where to purchase them.
If you are looking for some stimulating snacks, "wasabi peas" is our recommendation. Yet wasabi peas are just simply dried green peas with wasabi flavored coating, they are quite addictive. Once you try a piece, you will be grabbing another piece. This post will not only introduce wasabi peas but also post some other wasabi snacks.
"Karashi" is a traditional Japanese condiment which will add some spiciness to your daily dishes. Karashi is very spicy, compared to the western mustard which is usually not that much spicy with the mixture of vinegar and other ingredients. This post will not only introduce the Karashi mustard itself but also post some dishes which go perfectly well with karashi!
Have you ever heard of "Kiritanpo"? Kiritanpo is a kind of regional dish in Akita prefecture in Tohoku district. In winter people enjoy eating kiritanpo as ingredients of nabe, a Japanese hot pot dish. But don't worry. There is no need of visiting Akita when you want to try some kiritanpo nabe. This post will introduce 5spots where you can feel like visiting Akita and enjoy some kiritanpo nabe.
The most fundamental ingredient of all Japanese dish is "Dashi". Dashi can be easily translated as Japanese soup stock. The better the taste of dashi is, eventually the better the taste of the dish itself will be. This post will introduce top 4 restaurants which are specialized in dashi.
You may have heard the word "Teriyaki" at least once before. Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique in which you glaze something with soy sauce, mirin, Japanese sweet sake, and sugar. This post will introduce you not only how to make Teriyaki sauce, but also how versatile the Teriyaki sauce is.
Wagashi, a traditional Japanese sweet can be said as a representative of all Japanese sweets. The main ingredients of wagashi are mochi and anko in various colors. This post will introduce you the varieties of wagashi andat the last will also post the easiest recipe of anko you can try on your own.
Japanese sweets are always one of the best popular genre of food among people from abroad. This post will be a perfect guide to all kinds of Japanese sweets. Check this post and find your favorite!
As you might already know, Japan is a nation full of great cuisines. Especially winter, many great foods make their appearance. This post will be a great guide to all of you who would like to enjoy winter foods in Japan.We also have posted some links to our other posts so if you are interested, please visit them for further information.