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Sake

Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice

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Sake Kasu Food Art

Sake Kasu

Japanese pickling agent or marinade ingredient

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Sakura Denbu

A pink colored condiment made from cooked and dried codfish, and used to season and add color to various Japanese dishes.

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Salted Herring Roe

Traditionally eaten at New Year’s in Japan, salted herring roe or “kazunoko” are associated with health, fertility, and prosperity for one’s family in the coming year. Just like ikura style salmon roe, kazunoko is cured in a marinade base of dashi and soy sauce, but the smaller eggs have a texture more similar to the crunch of little tobiko than the larger ikura.

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Salted Salmon Roe

Salted salmon roe is a popular Japanese rice topping and sushi ingredient.

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Sansai

While sansai are vegetables, they actually aren’t “a” vegetable at all, but rather an entire category of vegetables associated with traditionally being wild. This is opposed to yasai, which are vegetables that are historically cultivated or farmed. The “san” character means “mountain,” in China so sansai basically means “mountain vegetables.”

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santoku knife

Santoku Knife

Santoku is a multi-purpose Japanese kitchen knife that can be used to cut fish, meat and vegetables

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Sea Urchin Roe

While referred to as “roe,” uni is actually the sea urchin gonads. It’s considered a delicacy in Japan due to its rich flavor and satisfying texture. The taste is sweet and creamy with a briny accent and the color ranges from a lighter yellow or deep gold to a brighter orange-red.

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Sengiri Cabbage

Thinly cut cabbage that is a common side dish in Japanese cuisine.

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Sesame Oil

If you’ve eaten food from East Asia, Southeast Asia, India, and beyond, chances are you’ve tasted sesame oil plenty of times before.

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Shiso

A member of the mint family, shiso has many uses in Japanese cooking

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shochu

Shochu

One of Japan's most popular alcoholic beverages

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smelt roe

Smelt Roe

Also called masago, smelt roe are the eggs from the type of smelt fish called a capelin. The most likely place to encounter them is at a sushi restaurant where they’re commonly used inside rolls or on top as a tasty garnish.

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Soba

Noodles made from buckwheat flour

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Soba Cha

A tea made from roasted buckwheat

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Soy Sauce

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Squid Sauce

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Star Fruit

Originally from India, the star fruit has a smooth, yellow skin with five lateral ridges running the length of the fruit.

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Sukiyaki Meat

thin slices of fat-marbled beef

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Sushi

Sushi is the Japanese term for a food item made from cooked vinegared rice combined with a topping, often raw shellfish, fish and vegetables

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