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How To Make Sushi Rice and a Zojirushi Rice Cooker Giveaway!

by Valerie September 7, 2011
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This week, Karen and I got to make one of my favorite foods of all time: sushi. I've often posed the question to friends and family of what their last meal on earth would be if they could choose it and although I personally waver between tacos, pizza and chocolate chip cookies for my second […]

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Odd Eats: Nattō

by Valerie August 31, 2011
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Folks, it's time for another edition of Odd Eats and this time, I'm taking it personally. That is, this time we're trying a Japanese dish and I'm half-Japanese so I better like it. Nattō is a popular Japanese food consisting of fermented soy beans. Its origins date back hundreds if not thousands of years and […]

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Japanese Potato Salad

by Karen April 19, 2011
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One of the highlights of a Japanese meal for me is the potato salad. Leave it to the Japanese to elevate something so prosaic into a light, subtle and creamy dish, the farthest thing from the heavy oily mess that we often associate with potato salad. One bite of this delight and it transports me […]

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Daifuku Mochi (Sweet Rice Cake): Eating Japan

by Valerie December 31, 2010
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Daifuku mochi most commonly comes filled with red bean paste, white bean paste, or sometimes a strawberry or other fruit with red bean paste. The soft, sticky rice is typically plain and so appears white and slightly transparent, or it's colored (and flavored) with green tea powder or a touch of red food coloring. writing […]

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The Tradition of Mochi Making

by Valerie December 29, 2010

Since Karen and I are making mochi this week, I thought it'd be nice to take a look at the tradition of mochi making in Japan. Mochi is made from steamed sweet rice that is then processed in a unique and highly labor intensive way. My mom always told me that in the day when […]

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Daifuku Mochi (Sweet Rice Cake): Visiting Japan

by Valerie December 27, 2010
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With 2011 just around the corner, I know what I’m looking forward to this time of year: the Japanese New Year, or shogatsu, celebration I’ll be having with my family from early morning to late night on the first of January. english research paper As a young child, I remember getting up at the crack […]

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Time for Tempura: Our Guest Post at Chow and Chatter

by Karen December 19, 2010
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When Rebecca at Chow and Chatter, a wonderful blog about food and travel, asked us to do a guest post we were thrilled to be part of her larger foodie community.  Check out our tips, photos and full recipe for light and crunchy tempura!

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Zaru Soba (Cold Soba Noodles): Eating Japan

by Valerie August 27, 2010
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Cold soba is one of those dishes that’s perfect on a hot summer’s day.  It’s very refreshing and although it’s subtle, the flavor is so tasty that you feel completely satisfied and content after your meal. Soba is easy to make and sure to be a hit every time. To make about 4 servings: -2 […]

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Hiyayakko (Chilled Fresh Tofu): Eating Japan

by Valerie August 27, 2010
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Hiyayakko is a simple but delicious (and nutritious) dish to serve with any summer meal.  The combinations of toppings are endless but for my hiyayakko today, I chose to add some finely chopped green onions, bonito flakes and soy sauce to my chilled tofu. For 4 servings: -1 pound silken (soft) tofu, drained -3 or […]

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