Category: How To

Scrub-a-Dub-Dub in Japan

Bathing is a crucial part of the Japanese daily routine. Baths are not just for cleaning your body but for relaxing as well. A typical…
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Mirin Makes All the Difference with Oyakodon

Oyakodon (親子丼), which means “parent-and-child donburi” in Japanese, is a rice bowl dish topped with boneless chicken, egg, and scallions.  It is one of Japan’s favorite…
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A Craving for Nigirizushi

Sushi probably defines Japanese cuisine; it has been enjoyed by the Japanese for many centuries. It was first developed as a way to preserve fish…
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Crazy Over Japanese Temari Balls

Temari balls, also known as gotenmari balls, was introduced to Japan by the Chinese around 600 years ago. “Temari” literally means “hand ball” in Japanese….
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Dining on Shabu-Shabu

Dining on the delicious meal called shabu-shabu is a great way to warm the belly while enjoying the company of family and friends. The name…
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