Monthly Archives: August 2015

Baked Autumn Salmon (Aki-Sake) Recipe With Japanese Citron-Infused Chili (Yuzu-Kosho)

Aki-sake baked salmon

This is a Japanese favorite autumn recipe for baked salmon with Yuzu-Kosho.

Autumn in the Japanese traditional calendar begins on August 7.  The day is called Risshū (立秋), meaning “Rise of Autumn”.

The word for salmon in Japanese is … Read the rest

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Know Your Japanese Mushrooms

Enoki, Shiitake, Shimeji, Matsutake, Maitake, Nameko, and Eringi. Do you recognize these words?

Enoki, Shiitake, Shimeji, Matsutake, Maitake, Nameko, Eringi, Kofuki-Saru-no-Koshikake.  Do you recognize these words? They are just a few of the many types of mushrooms seen in food markets in Japan.

The generic word for mushroom in Japanese is kinoko, literally … Read the rest

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Rice Harvest Season in Miyazaki

rice-harvest-in-miayazaki

Most parts of Japan have little choice as to when they plant their rice.  It’s usually transplanted into the rice paddies soon after the last frost has passed in the spring.

This means that mountainous areas often can’t plant their … Read the rest

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