Archive for January 2018

Foodie Guide: Hirame, Fluke or Flounder?

Hirame (平目) is a common nigiri you can find at many sushi restaurants. It’s a white fish with a mild flavor compared to other pieces you would find on the menu. The texture is soft and chewy, and slightly pink in color or dark grey veins that reminds one of faint watercolors on a canvas.…

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Shopping Guide: Bamboo Shoots

Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are the edible shoots (new bamboo culms that come out of the ground) of many bamboo species including Bambusa vulgaris and Phyllostachys edulis. They are used in numerous Asian dishes and broths. They are sold in various processed shapes, and are available in fresh, dried, and canned versions. What Are…

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Foodie Guide: Unagi Don

Unagi is one of our customer favorites in the Sushi Cafe. We want to show you how you can make unagi don at home with ideas and recipes we have found. Unagi is Japanese fresh-water eel that is a delicacy in Japan as well as in the United States. For those in-the-know, unagi sushi is…

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Foodie Guide: Adzuki Beans

Tensuke Market Guide to Adzuki Beans Adzuki beans or red beans are popularly used in sweet recipes in Japanese cooking. You will find Adzuki beans baked into breads and pastries, turned into paste and used to fill mochi and cakes as well as a sweet soup or pudding called Zenzai that we’re currently selling at…

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Recipes: Perfect Sushi Rice

See just how simple it is to make the perfect sushi rice. Sushi is praised for the fresh fish and other toppings and fillings. However, one key ingredient that makes the ultimate sushi is the quality and recipe for sushi rice. See our easy recipe that will help you to make the best sushi rice…

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Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Guide To Eating Sushi

 Credit: Food & Wine Magazine Chef Morimot’s photo taken from We love Chef Morimoto and recently he shared his 3 Golden Rules for Eating Sushi with Food & Wine Magazine and we wanted to share them with you. “You think you know how to eat sushi? You don’t know anything about eating sushi,” said…

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Foodie Guide: The Underrated Salmon Belly

Pork belly is all the rage the last few years but one belly that we think is just as good and needs more attention is salmon belly! Yup, you heard that right. SALMON.BELLY. In the United States, we have grown accustomed to eating mostly fillets of fish and discard other extremely delicious and flavorful parts…

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Satsuma Oranges

Like many other foods named after their origins or where they were discovered, Satsuma Oranges were named after the Satsuma Province in Kyūshū, Japan, after what is said that trees coming to the U.S. were misread. Satsuma oranges are sweet and tender. They are available and best during the fall and winter months. They are…

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