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
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 not e … read more
Matcha Salt Garnish Recipe (Matcha Shio)

Matcha Salt Garnish Recipe (Matcha Shio)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 25th Jun 2014

Ready In: 2 Minutes  Recipe Makes: 2½ teaspoons Matcha shio is an umami-rich Japanese traditional seasoning. It has a clean, sophisticated taste and aroma and adds a n … read more
How to Make Hojicha Latte at Home

How to Make Hojicha Latte at Home

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 24th May 2012

Ready In: 10 Minutes  Recipe Makes: 2 cups  Stop by any Starbucks in Japan, and you will see “Hojicha Latte” on the menu. Hojicha latte is a highly flavorful, umami-rich roast … read more