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

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Mandarin Pancakes

Also known as spring pancakes, these are thin, simple pancakes originating in northern China. They’re used kind...
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Santoku Knife

Santoku is a multi-purpose Japanese kitchen knife that can be used to cut fish, meat and vegetables
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A small food grater, commonly used to grate wasabi root or daikon radish.
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Otoshibuta is a wooden drop-lid that fits just inside the sides of a straight-sided pot.
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A traditional Japanese good luck doll
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Maneki Neko

This beckoning cat is a common figurine in Japan
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A special Japanese clay pot for cooking hot pot dishes
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The utensil of choice in many parts of Asia
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