Archive for April 2018

Halibut with Lemon-Butter and Crispy Shallots

Halibut is a common name principally applied to the two flatfish in the genus Hippoglossus from the family of right-eye flounders. Less commonly, and in some regions only, other species of flatfish are also referred to as being halibuts. The word is derived from haly (holy) and butte (flat fish), for its popularity on Catholic…

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What’s The Difference Between Mochi, Dango and Daifuku?

Daifukumochi (大福餅), or Daifuku (大福) (literally “great luck”), is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling, most commonly anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans. Daifuku comes in many varieties. The most common is white-, pale green-, or pale pink-colored mochi filled with anko.…

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The Invention of Instant Ramen

Shapers of Japanese History Instant ramen: just add hot water and you have a meal in a few minutes, anytime, anywhere. The product had its beginnings with Chicken Ramen by Nissin Foods, invented by Andō Momofuku in a backyard workshop. National broadcaster NHK’s morning serial Manpuku, slated for broadcast beginning in autumn 2018, recounts the…

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Produce Guide: Satsumaimo Japanese Yam + Recipes

Yams or “Satsuma Imo” were first introduced to Japan in the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) in 1604 by the Chinese. They were then introduced in Kyushu in 1609, an area that grows 80% of the total Japanese production. Sweet potatoes should not be confused with yams or yama imo/山芋 in Japanese. They have been recognized in…

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Secrets of the Kewpie Mayonnaise Bottle

Birth of KEWPIE Mayonnaise Founder: Toichiro Nakashima Aspiring to create a brand everyone loves, founder Toichiro Nakashima named the nourishing condiment “KEWPIE Mayonnaise”, with the hope of improving physique of Japanese people. In 1925 when Nakashima launched Japan’s first mayonnaise, he used twice as much egg yolk as imported mayonnaise of that time. This was…

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Okonomiyaki Recipe (Japanese Savory Pancake)

What is Okonomiyaki? via Just One Cookbook Okonomiyaki is sometimes called “Japanese Pancake” or “Japanese Pizza” by non-Japanese speakers, but personally I think it’s more like a dish between pancake and frittata. It’s made with flour, eggs, tempura scraps (tenkasu), cabbage, pork belly slices and topped with a variety of condiments like okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese…

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Pressure Cooker Ginger Beef by Kikkoman USA

Pressure Cooker Ginger Beef by Kikkoman USA   Ingredients Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes 1-2 flank steaks (depending on size and number of people you’re serving) 1 tablespoon plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil ⅓ cup dark brown sugar 8 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ginger, grated ⅓…

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How Cook and Prepare Squid + Recipes

Via Buying It Fresh domestic squid is available at most seafood markets and, if you live on the coasts, you can sometimes find local catch at farmers’ markets or through CSFs (Community Supported Fishery programs, like CSAs for fish).  If fresh isn’t an option, and all you can find is frozen, don’t despair: Unlike lots…

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DIY Mochi Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love mochi ice cream?? It’s a favorite Japanese ice cream snack that has swept the U.S. and we have all the how-to’s on how you can have fun making your own at home. Throw a mochi making party and grab your ingredients at Tensuke Market & Sushi Cafe! But don’t forget that we…

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What Are Tokyo Negi Onions?

Description/Taste Tokyo Negi onions are readily distinguished by their hallow tubular green tops and long and sleek snow white elongated stems which never form bulbs. The Tokyo Negi onions just an essence of an onion bite; their flavor is mild, savory and sweet. See our Negi Onions Recipes board on Pinterest of recipe inspirations. Current…

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