What is Kombu? Is Kombu and Kelp the same?

What is Kombu? Is Kombu and Kelp the same?

September 21, 2018

As some of already know, Kombu is one kind of seaweed that is known as containing umami. We use it to make dashi,...

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What is Umami?

What is Umami?

September 10, 2018

When searching for Japanese ingredients, you will read the word "Umami" often, so what is it? Umami is something can never be missed in Japanese cuisine...

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Katsuobushi Without Bonito?!

Katsuobushi Without Bonito?!

August 31, 2018

Dashi is one of the most important ingredients in Japanese food. It is a form of cooking stock and tends to form the base of almost all existing Japanese dishes, and has been...

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How are Bonito Flakes Made?

How are Bonito Flakes Made?

August 12, 2018

Bonito flakes - known as katsuobushi in Japanese - are a strange food upon first sight. They are known to move or dance when used as a topping on foods such as...

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Dashi, Shiro-Dashi, Tsuyu? - Whats The Difference?

Dashi, Shiro-Dashi, Tsuyu? - Whats The Difference?

July 13, 2017

Many different ingredients are used just as a base soup stock. The western world has ...

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Japanese Food Guide: Dashi

Japanese Food Guide: Dashi

April 17, 2013

WHAT IS IT? Dashi is a soup base or stock which is the foundation for many Japanese dishes. Most elements of Japanese cuisine that require simmering, a soup, or...

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