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

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Wagyu is synonymous with exquisite beef. Technically, however, it isn’t the meat itself but rather the cattle...
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For many, one of the first things associated with Japanese cuisine is seaweed. There are tons of...
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The unopened head of the bracken fern.
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Wheat Gluten

Now seemingly more famous in Western cooking for being an ingredient some people want to avoid; wheat...
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A relative of the common cabbage, wasabi grows near mountain streams in Japan.
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Winter Melon

Although called “melon” or “Donqua,” winter melon is actually a type of gourd and a distant cousin...
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