• Okonomiyaki topped with flakes
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    Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “what you like” or “what you want”, and yaki meaning “grilled” or “cooked”.

  • Katsudon
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    Katsudon (カツ丼) consists of a bowl of rice topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet, egg, and condiments. The dish takes its name from the words tonkatsu (pork cutlet) and donburi (rice bowl dish).

  • Kabosu
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    Scientific name: Citrus sphaerocarpa Katakan: カボス Kanji: 臭橙 Kabosu is a citrus fruit of an evergreen broad-leaf tree in the Rutaceae family. In Japan, its juice is used to improve the taste of many dishes, especially cooked fish, sashimi, and hot pot dishes. It looks a lot like the Philippine calamansi, but whose scientific name […]

  • Zenzai in Bowl
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    Sweet-Beans Soup. Zenzai (ぜんざい) is a thick sweet soup with boiled azuki beans as the featured ingredient. It is mainly eaten in winter. Photos by Hiromi Mochinaga.

  • Homemade Oden
    Oden Recipe
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    おでんOden. Very popular in winter in Japan. It makes you warm! Nice to eat with sake (Japanese rice wine) @JapaneseFood — natsu (@ete_japan) December 3, 2014 Oden#recipe1:Japanese radish, cut and remove skin. Fried fish paste of your choice. Many kinds in Japan! — natsu (@ete_japan) December 3, 2014 Oden#recipe2: Baked tofu, cut into […]