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WASHOKU ESSENTIALS

'Oden' may not be an iconic dish outside Japan, but during winter, there's nothing Japanese diners love more.
LIFE / Food & Drink / Washoku Essentials
Jan 28, 2024
In a Japanese winter, homemade ‘oden’ warms the body and soul
In poll after poll, this warming assortment of slowly simmered foods is the top-ranking comfort food for blustery winter nights.
Japan Times
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Jul 16, 2023
I scream, you scream, we all scream — for amazake aisu
Today, amazake is commonly made by combining warm, cooked rice with kōji, Japan’s magical mold.
Japan Times
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May 21, 2023
Any way you slice it, burdock root stir-fry hits the spot
Named after a folk hero, this dish frequently appears tucked into bento, as a side on family dinner tables and on the menu at pubs and other casual eateries.
Japan Times
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Mar 26, 2023
Springtime sawara: Fresh fish, sweet sauce and a perfect sear
Don"t settle for storebought teriyaki when you can perfect your own without too much trouble.
Japan Times
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Oct 30, 2022
The Ichimatsu motif: Cooking for both flavor and fortune
There's more than meets the eye for foods cooked with this distinctive checkerboard pattern.
Japan Times
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Aug 28, 2022
Harnessing togi-jiru, Japanese cuisine's secret weapon
Every time you pour rinse water down the drain, you might be discarding a way to elevate every Japanese dish in your cookbook.
Japan Times
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Jun 26, 2022
Tsukudani: Simmer your way to rice's best friend
Hundreds of years after it first gained popularity, tsukudani remain a mealtime favorite across Japan.
Japan Times
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May 1, 2022
Brush up on your bento basics
Spring has more than sprung, making these eye-catching bento the perfect addition to your next warm-weather picnic.
Japan Times
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Feb 26, 2022
Chirashi-zushi: The go-to dish for any holiday bash
Thanks to its flexibility as a main dish, scattered-style sushi is often a favorite at parties where you don't know how many people might show up.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Washoku Essentials
Dec 26, 2021
Liven your year-end spread with the 'three friends of winter': pine, bamboo and plum
'Nishime' is a favorite dish among the Japanese during the year-end holidays, and this recipe will help ensure your spread makes the cut.
Japan Times
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Oct 23, 2021
Why the land-and-sea mindset is so important for Japanese meals
Chefs have consciously included ingredients from both land and sea in the same washoku meal for centuries. What makes the practice so enduring, and how can you use it in your own kitchen?
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Washoku Essentials
Oct 23, 2021
Recipe: Mushroom and salmon takikomi gohan (mixed rice)
This classic autumn dish combines the best of land and sea into one bowl. Use any combination of umami-rich mushrooms you like to complement the briny salmon and garnish with fresh herbs.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Washoku Essentials
Aug 28, 2021
When you get familiar with kanten, cooking starts to gel just right
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.
Japan Times
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Aug 28, 2021
How to make Japanese kanten fruit jelly
These bright, colorful kanten jelly desserts are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth while staying cool in the heat.
Japan Times
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Jun 26, 2021
Approach mealtime differently with a washoku mindset
Japanese kitchen traditions u2014 using food fully while being mindful of balancing color, flavor and method u2014 will help you put together a meal thatu2019s healthy, colorful and delicious.
Japan Times
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Jun 26, 2021
How to make karashi-su-miso (tart miso-mustard sauce)
This sauce combines sour (su, vinegar), salty (miso) and spicy (karashi mustard) elements for a versatile, flavor-packed dressing.

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