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

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Zongzi are simple and delicious: a Chinese stuffed dumpling made of glutinous rice.
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A type of Japanese confection consisting of sweet red bean paste sandwiched between two small sweet pancakes.
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Kashiwa Mochi

Kashiwa Mochi is a traditional Japanese confectionery made of mochi that is filled with sweet red bean...
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Sometimes anglicized as “inari sushi,” inarizushi is one of the simplest forms of sushi. It consists of...
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Daikon radish pickled in salt and bran.
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Also called “saba” in Japan, mackerel is a smaller, milder cousin of the tuna. The fish themselves...
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Poke (pronounced "po-keh") is a Hawaiian raw seafood salad that is commonly found at parties and luaus.
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Sushi is the Japanese term for a food item made from cooked vinegared rice combined with a...
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Dim Sum

Traditional Chinese cuisine where small plates of a variety of foods are served
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Bento is a broad Japanese term that refers to pretty much any boxed meal. Traditionally these were...
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