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The Difference Between Nigiri and Sashimi

Ordering sushi can be intimidating, especially if you are unfamiliar with the food itself. There are so many options that you have probably never heard of, and it could confuse even the most experienced connoisseurs. Nigiri and sashimi are often easi…

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Okonomiyaki: The Japanese Pancake

Most people aren’t very familiar with Japanese cuisine, despite how much it has to offer. While sushi is delicious and the most popular choice, many people have not heard of the tasty and savory okonomiyaki. Often considered a type of Japanese panc…

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What Is Smelt Roe?

Sushi is always a great meal option, and it comes in so many different varieties. Nowadays raw, cooked, and even vegetarian selections are available. There is no deficit in the many preparations of sushi, and one of the most delicious ways to enjoy i…

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Improving Your Health with Wasabi

Those who enjoy the delicacy of sushi are most likely already familiar with the spicy paste known as wasabi. While it makes a great pairing with a tuna roll, wasabi has so much more to offer in the way of health benefits. Commonly overlooked, this fi…

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Why You Should be Eating Edamame

If you’ve been to a Japanese restaurant before, chances are you’ve had edamame. Much like peas, edamame come in their own fuzzy pods, usually housing two or three beans. You can eat soybeans raw, cooked, grilled, or salted—virtually however you…

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What’s the Deal with Eel?

Also called unagi, freshwater eel is a very common type of fish used in sushi rolls. However, they aren’t just any old fish. In fact, eels are so special and difficult to cook properly that eel chefs are a completely separated profession from sushi…

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3 Types of Japanese Tofu

Asian supermarkets stock a variety of tofu. Even local grocery stores stock their shelves with this product. Did you know tofu provides a good amount of protein while costing just a fraction of meat protein? And did you know tofu is an extremely vers…

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What is Teppanyaki?

Teppanyaki is a word used to describe how a particular dish was prepared. The word teppanyaki directly translates to “grilling on an iron plate.” You’ll commonly see steak, seafood, and even fried noodles cooked on a teppanyaki. Unfortunately w…

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3 Tips for Rolling the Perfect Sushi

You have your sushi recipe, you’ve prepared all of your ingredients, and even bought sushi-grade fish! But when you make your sushi, the rolls falls apart. Here are three tips to help you roll sushi like a master.

Select the Right Tools

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Mastering the Art of Using Chopsticks

Chopsticks can be tricky to manage at first. For beginners, it’s most important to get chopsticks to be functional; you can always refine your technique as time goes on. But as with all things concerning Japanese cuisine, there is a sophisticated e…

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