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Uwajipedia

A glossary of common, and not-so-common, Asian ingredients and terms.

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Meat

Wagyu 

Wagyu is synonymous with exquisite beef. Technically, however, it isn’t the meat itself but rather the cattle...
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Pork Belly

Pork belly is popular in so many cuisines across the globe that it feels impossible to give...
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Yakiniku  

Originating in Korean table-barbecuing techniques, yakiniku is the Japanese adaptation of this cooking method. It translates to...
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Pad krapow

Also spelled pad kra pao, pad gaprao, phat kaphrao, and other spellings, pad krapow is a Thai...
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Satay

Satay isn’t just one dish, but. more of a family of Southeast Asian skewered, grilled meats.
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Char Siu

One of the most famous Chinese meat preparations, char siu is Cantonese barbecue pork.
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Gyoza

Pretty much every culture in human history has developed their own type of dumpling; gyoza are Japan’s...
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Donburi

Donburi isn’t one food, but rather a family of Japanese dishes consisting of a bowl of rice...
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Nimono

When it comes to Japanese home cooking, nimono is ubiquitous. The word nimono means “simmered foods,” and as...
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