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  • Hina Arare (bite-sized sweet rice crackers)

    1st Mar 2019

    Hina Arare (bite-sized sweet rice crackers)

    Bite-sized pretty appearance with modest colors and crispy texture. Hina Arare are one of the traditional sweet snacks for the Doll’s Festival in Japan.They come in several pale colors. When they come…

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  • Oyster and Tofu Stew

    20th Feb 2019

    Oyster and Tofu Stew

    Oyster, the taste of winter. They are nutritionally ideal, too. Together with Tofu (bean curd) and a lot of vegetables, it’s easy to survive any winter. Sprinkles of a mixture of red pepper and other…

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  • Kan-Buri (Winter Yellowtail)

    16th Feb 2019

    Kan-Buri (Winter Yellowtail)

    Fresh from the sea, stored for maturing for 3 days in proper conditions, makes the richness beyond description. A thicker slice melts in your mouth.Many Japanese have it with Sake (Japanese rice wine)…

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  • Imo Kenpi (Sweet crispy potato sticks)

    14th Feb 2019

    Imo Kenpi (Sweet crispy potato sticks)

    Another Japanese old style sweet snack. Looks similar to french fries? They are quite different.Imo Kenpi is coated with sugar candy. Sweet, hard and crunchy. We don’t eat it as a side dish of a meal…

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  • Usuzukuri (thinly sliced Hirame and Tai )

    11th Feb 2019

    Usuzukuri (thinly sliced Hirame and Tai )

    Extremely delicate and subtle in flavor. The Left side with pink rim is Tai (similar to red snapper), and the right side without is Hirame (a kind of flatfish). Both are must for authentic Japanese Su…

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  • Japanese Braised Pork Belly

    7th Feb 2019

    Japanese Braised Pork Belly

    Sweet and tender pork meat and fat melt in your mouth together. They are simmered for hours. We love to cook them with a lot of diced vegetables.The dish is called “Japanese Braised Pork Belly”. A typ…

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  •  Hoshigaki (Dried persimmon)

    3rd Feb 2019

    Hoshigaki (Dried persimmon)

    Hoshigaki (dried persimmon) is one of the popular Japanese sweets in the late autumn to winter. Full of vitamins and dietary fiber melt sweet in your mouth.Did you know tannic, bitter, firm unripe per…

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