Taste of Japan: Iio jyozo

January 04, 2019

Iio jyozo, famous for fuji-vinegar is manufactured in Kyoto. They have been making vinegar for 125 years. If you have read our taste of Japan articles before, you will notice ...

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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?!

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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Ajinomoto monosodium glutamate. Is it really bad for your health?

March 26, 2018

Monosodium glutamate is called Ajinomoto in Japan. Ajinomoto is a company name but that product is now...

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Japanese mushrooms - the taste of Autumn

November 06, 2017

Mushroom are known as an autumn food in Japan as it the time of year that they are at their best. Restaurants...

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Yakumi The Natural Condiment

August 07, 2017

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 vegetables, or used as...

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