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What is Oden?

Oden is a warm and filling one-pot Japanese fish cake stew that is the perfect dish for...

Chinese New Year Candy Box

Lunar New Year Lucky Snacks

The Lunar New Year is celebrated by several Asian countries and is one of, or perhaps the...

Hot Pot

How to Use a Hot Pot

Hot pots and why they rule



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Our Tasty Autumn Friend the Mooncake

Depending on what time of year you're reading this, you might be feeling a bit melancholy about...


Uwajimaya | Guide to Japanese Appetizers

Guide to Japanese Appetizers

Love the snacks you encounter at Japanese restaurants, izakayas, or before sushi? So do we. Luckily, you...


Introduction to Shōchū (焼酎)

Shōchū is a Japanese distilled spirit that has been gaining popularity in Japan and abroad. Shōchū drinks...


Matcha tea ceremony

5 Ways To Use Matcha

While matcha has become especially popular in the West since the turn of the century, it's been...


Saké, Part 1: Introduction to Saké

Perhaps more than any other country, rice is at the heart of Japanese cuisine; think sushi, musubi...


Beat the Heat with these Japanese Summertime Foods

Summer in Japan can be hot, with temperatures in July and August often reaching above 90 degrees...

Azuki popscicle

Gluten-Free Desserts

Whether or not you have a sweet tooth, we all get that craving for something sugary from...