Known as agar-agar in most English-speaking countries, kanten is shelf-stable and can be found in convenient powdered form, for whenever you need a vegan-friendly way to set liquids.
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These bright, colorful kanten jelly desserts are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth while staying cool in the heat.
Japanese kitchen traditions — using food fully while being mindful of balancing color, flavor and method — will help you put together a meal that’s healthy, colorful and delicious.
This sauce combines sour (su, vinegar), salty (miso) and spicy (karashi mustard) elements for a versatile, flavor-packed dressing.