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Green Tea Over Rice (Ochazuke) Recipe

Green Tea Over Rice (Ochazuke) Recipe

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 24th Jul 2019

Ochazuke is a quick-to-prepare traditional Japanese dish made by pouring green tea over cooked rice and topping it with a sprinkle of savories. It has been around in one form or another since at lea … read more
Japanese Table Manner Tips and Useful Phrases

Japanese Table Manner Tips and Useful Phrases

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 10th Nov 2018

  Japanese is a culture of etiquette, with elaborate rules for table manners.The following is a brief tutorial on Japanese table manners and polite phrases, which you can practice … read more
Japanese Rice with Mushrooms (Kinoko-Gohan)

Japanese Rice with Mushrooms (Kinoko-Gohan)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 27th Sep 2018

Kinoko-gohan is one of my autumn favorites. I have used a frying pan with a lid to cook the rice since I often get asked for Japanese recipes from friends who don’t have a Japanese rice cooker. … read more
Seven Must-eat January Herbs (Nanakusa)

Seven Must-eat January Herbs (Nanakusa)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 2nd Feb 2018

In Japan, January 7 is the day of the Festival of Seven Herbs ( Nanakusa no sekku). On this day, the Japanese make a special porridge called nanakusa-gayu with seven herbs, rice, and a bit of salt. … read more
Umami: The Fifth Sensation of Taste

Umami: The Fifth Sensation of Taste

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 30th May 2016

Ripe tomatoes, grilled salmon, aged cheese, baked mushrooms: What do these foods have in common? They all taste delicious — no matter how they range in the four basic tastes of sweet, bitter, … read more