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Cold Brew Dashi (Mizu Dashi, 水だし)

Have you ever made Dashi (Japanese soup stock) with cold water?Because it takes time to extract the umami, the taste of Cold Brew Dashi is lighter, purer, and more elegant than the Hot Brew Dashi. It can be used for all kinds of cooking, such as Miso soup, Udon soup, and simmered dishes.I always keep […]


Japanese Chicken Fried Rice (Chicken-rice, チキンライス)

“Japanese Chicken Fried Rice” is generally ketchup-seasoned rice and different from Hainanese Chicken Rice. It contains chicken, onions, and other vegetables.It has been a very familiar dish to people in Japan that can be eaten both at home and in restaurants since childhood. Level: Easy Yield: 2 servings Prep time:10 minutes Cook time:15 minutes INGREDIENTS […]

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Rice balls (Onigiri, おにぎり)

Rice balls are called both Onigiri and Omusubi in Japanese, meaning the same one. They are generally made by holding rice lightly, putting something in, and wrapping with roasted seaweed (Nori). Give it a try with your favorite filling. Level: Easy Yield: –Prep time:0 minutes Cook time:15 minutes INGREDIENTS Steamed short-grain Japanese rice Sea salt […]


Combined Japanese broth (Awase dashi, 合わせ出汁)

Japanese Dashi broth a very essential component in Japanese cooking. It contains a lot of savory flavors ”umami” extract from dried ingredients. “Combined Japanese Dashi broth, Awase Dashi” is the most commonly used Japanese Dashi broth made from dried bonito flakes and dried kelp. The bonito flakes mainly contain an animal umami element called inosinic […]

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Sweet rolled omelet (Tamago-yaki, 卵焼き)

“Sweet rolled omelet, Tamago-yaki”  is a multi-layered sweet omelet.This is loved by both adults and children and is one of the staple dishes for Bento boxes. Level: Medium Yield: 2 servings Prep time:3 minutes Cook time:10 minutes INGREDIENTS 3 large eggs 2 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp sake 2 pinch of salt 1 Tbsp canola oil […]


Stir-fried udon noodles (Yaki Udon, 焼うどん)

“Stir-fried udon noodles, Yaki Udon” is stir-fried udon noodles with meat and vegetables. It’s one of the famous and standard home cookings. Level: Easy Yield: 2 servings Prep time:10 minutes Cook time:10 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 servings of frozen udon noodle 5 ounces (140 g) sliced pork, cut into 1-inch(2.5 cm) 1/3 carrot (2 ounces or […]