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

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Although less famous in North America than its spicy-sweet cousin gochujang, doenjang is another important condiment in...
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Donburi isn’t one food, but rather a family of Japanese dishes consisting of a bowl of 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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Daikon Oroshi

Daikon oroshi is a simple condiment made just from raw grated daikon, the popular Japanese radish. It...
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A special Japanese clay pot for cooking hot pot dishes
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A traditional Japanese good luck doll
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Dim Sum

Traditional Chinese cuisine where small plates of a variety of foods are served
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Durian, a fruit belonging belonging to the genus Durio, is found exclusively in Southeast Asia.
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Japanese stock which is the base for soups and noodles dishes.
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A white radish commonly used in a variety of Asian cooking
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