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Baked Autumn Salmon with Mushrooms (Aki-Sake)

Baked Autumn Salmon with Mushrooms (Aki-Sake)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 28th Sep 2015

In Japan, salmon caught in high-season (from September to November) is called aki-sake (autumn salmon). Here is one of my favorite autumn recipes for baked salmon garnished with  yuzu-kosho (yuzu … read more
Know Your Japanese Mushrooms

Know Your Japanese Mushrooms

Posted by Yuri Nonaka on 17th Aug 2015

Enoki, shiitake, shimeji, matsutake. Do you recognize these words? They are just a few of the many types of mushrooms Japanese consume.The word for mushroom in Japanese is kinoko, but it is too broad … read more
Happy 95th Birthday, Grandma!

Happy 95th Birthday, Grandma!

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 26th Jun 2015

It felt not that long ago when we had the honor of celebrating the 94th birthday of Fumi-san, the grandmother of our Ms. Yuri. A year has gone by so fast. Fumi-san just turned 95. She still lives b … read more
Japanese Pickled Ginger Recipe (Gari)

Japanese Pickled Ginger Recipe (Gari)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 3rd Jun 2015

Japanese pickled ginger (gari) is very easy to prepare, and deliciously healthy condiment commonly served with sushi and sashimi. Gari is an excellent palate cleanser (much like a sorbet). You do n … read more
A Passion for Cherry Blossoms

A Passion for Cherry Blossoms

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 5th Mar 2015

In Japan, passion for cherry blossoms run deeps and anticipating their arrival every spring borders on a national obsession. Pictures above are from nightly news national TV broadcasts in early Mar … read more