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Cold Somen

Cold Somen

June 1, 2018

It looks like we’re headed for another hot and dry summer in the Pacific Northwest. In Japan, one food is often eaten to help beat the country’s hot and humid days, somen noodles. .  During summer, somen noodles are eaten cold, along with a dipping...

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Shishito Peppers

Shishito Peppers

May 16, 2018

Shishito are a variety of sweet peppers grown in Japan and across East Asia. They are generally mild, but due to certain environmental changes during their growth, one pepper out of ten can be quite spicy.  Shishito can be skewered and cooked over a grill, or added to a...

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Children’s Day Origami Samurai Helmet

Children’s Day Origami Samurai Helmet

May 4, 2018

Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) is a Japanese national holiday created to celebrate the country’s children and to wish for their happiness, health and good fortune.  It is held every year on May 5th. It is held every year on May 5th. Originally, Children&rsquo...

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Kashiwa Mochi

Kashiwa Mochi

May 2, 2018

Kashiwa Mochi is a traditional Japanese confectionery made of mochi that is filled with sweet red bean paste and wrapped in an oak leaf. Kashiwa Mochi is commonly eaten during Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day or Boys Day), a Japanese holiday held on May 5th. The oak leaves,...

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Sushi Taro Rice Mix

Sushi Taro Rice Mix

May 2, 2018

Turn plain rice into a wonderful (and easy) chirashi sushi meal.  Chirashi sushi literally means “scattered sushi” so think rice mixed with a variety of ingredients – no rolling needed!  This is often a dish eaten on Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) and special occasions, but also...

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Korean Style Savory Pancakes (Pajeon)

Korean Style Savory Pancakes (Pajeon)

March 30, 2018

In honor or Korean Food Week, we’d like to share an easy to make recipe using some items that are on special this week.  Pajeon is a delicious savory Korean style pancake made with just a few ingredients.  Today, we’re making green onion pajeon...

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