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  • Okonomiyaki topped with flakes
    Okonomiyaki
    Posted in: General Information

    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
    Katsudon
    Posted in: General Information

    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
    Kabosu
    Posted in: General Information

    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 […]

  • Boston Roll
    Boston Roll
    Posted in: General Information

    There are so many different types of sushi rolls that have been given the moniker “Boston Roll” in the United States. One version consists of cream cheese, avocado, Boston lettuce, and shrimp. This in the photo is a twist on the popular California Roll (imitation crab, cucumber, and avocado) with the addition of capelin roe […]

  • Zenzai in Bowl
    Zenzai
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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
    Posted in: Recipes

    おでんOden. Very popular in winter in Japan. It makes you warm! Nice to eat with sake (Japanese rice wine)