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

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Shokupan 

Eaten almost daily by many in Japan, shokupan is Japanese milk bread (also called Hokkaido milk bread)....
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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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Kuromame

Although at first glance they could from afar appear to just be black beans, kuromame are sweetened...
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Zongzi

Zongzi are simple and delicious: a Chinese stuffed dumpling made of glutinous rice.
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Dorayaki

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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Inarizushi

Sometimes anglicized as “inari sushi,” inarizushi is one of the simplest forms of sushi. It consists of...
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Takuan

Takuan is simply daikon radish, pickled.
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Mackerel

Also called “saba” in Japan, mackerel is a smaller, milder cousin of the tuna. The fish themselves...
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Poke

Poke (pronounced "po-keh") is a Hawaiian raw seafood salad that is commonly found at parties and luaus.
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Sushi

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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