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Yakumi the natural condiment 

by Hazuki

What is Yakumi?

Yakumi is a natural condiment that is used both as food seasoning and in medicine to sterilize. Some yakumi is made from..

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How katakuriko is used in Japanese cooking?

by Hazuki
Katakuriko is potato starch, and it is used in Japanese cookingmostly as thicker. It is the Japanese equivalent of corn starch.It’s often used in..
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Dashi, Shiro-dashi, Tsuyu? – What’s the difference?

by Hazuki

Many different ingredients are used just as a base soup stock. The western world has adopted the Japanese name for these ingredients and can be..

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Benefits and uses of Sesame oil

by Hazuki

It’s a common misconception to think that oil is only good for frying, and as a result, is bad for your heath. Sesame oil breaks the mould. It..

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Miso paste: what’s it all about?

by Hazuki

 

Miso paste What's it all about?

Miso paste isn’t as simple as you think and is isn’t only used to make miso soup. It’s one of the essential..

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The all-Purpose - Wonder Seasoning: Shio-koji

by Hazuki

Koji is a malted rice used in the fermentation process for miso, sake, and soy sauce.

Shio-koji has only natural flavour and colour, and contains..

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Seaweed the next superfood

by Hazuki

As an island nation surrounded by rich sea life, seaweed has been eaten in Japan from ancient times. Seaweed is used in many Japanese dishes and..

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May 26, 2017 #Ingredients #vegetarian

Get healthy and lose weight for summer with Tofu!

by Hazuki

Eating tofu is one way to lose weight. Tofu helps you lose excess body fat if you consume it as part of a reduced-calorie diet. Tofu is an..

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November 29, 2016 #Ingredients #Essentials

12 Essential JAPANESE FOOD Ingredients for Chefs

So you want to cook Japanese food? Well a cook is only as good as their ingredients, so let's make sure you have a properly stocked cupboard..

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