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How to Make Japanese DASHI Broth Easily: Fish & Kelp Soup Stock

Boil water, add 2 ingredients and let it sit. Anybody can make a healthy Japanese traditional soup stock “Dashi” at home! Here are all details that will help you. Table of Contents What is Dashi? Ingredients for Rich Japanese Broth How to Find Good Niboshi (small dried sardines) How to Find Good Kombu (dried kelp) How to Make Japanese Dashi Broth Prepare Ingredients Boil Water and Add Ingredients Let it Sit Remove Fish and Kelp Related Videos What is Dashi? The word “Dashi(だし, 出汁)” means “extract”,”broth” or “soup stock” in Japanese. The soup stock used for Japanese Foods are mainly taken from Niboshi(にぼし,煮干,small dried sardines), Katsuo(かつお, 鰹, bonito), Kombu(こんぶ, 昆布, kelp) …

How to Make Japanese DASHI Broth Easily: Fish & Kelp Soup Stock

Freeze Green Onions Before They Go Bad!

Have you ever allowed green onions to decay accidentally? The best way to eat vegetable is to use it all when it’s fresh, because nutrition is lost as it gets old. But not everybody cooks everyday, so let’s freeze left over green onion! That’s definitely better than letting it rot. Yes! You can freeze green onion! It is very easy to make frozen green onions. Just wash, chop and freeze. Step 1. Remove Bad Parts If there are visibly bad parts of the green onions, remove them. Step 2. Wash and Dry Wash the green onions under running water and pat them dry with paper towel gently. Step 3. Chop …

You can freeze green onion like this!

What’s the difference between Miso Paste?

Do you know what Miso Paste is? Miso Paste (みそ, 味噌) is a traditional Japanese fermented seasoning. Globally, it’s drawing attention as a healthy food and now it’s easy to find miso paste options all over the world. In this page, you’ll get a better understanding of the information written on Miso Paste’s package and what you should compare when choosing what to buy at the market. Miso paste varies widely depending on the manufacturer, so it is very difficult to judge which one can be your favorite. I hope that this knowledge of analyzing English or Japanese information written on the package, will help you to decide what your …

learn about miso paste

How to keep supermarket sushi’s rice soft

Have you ever tried sushi at a supermarket outside of Japan? Unless it’s a country of full time fish eaters, it’s useless to complain about the quality of ingredients. But besides that, I am always frustrated with one thing. The rice is horribly HARD!! In this page, I will show you how to store sushi to keep the rice soft. Table of Contents What’s the correct temperature for sushi? How to store pre-made sushi How to revive the rice after too much refrigeration What’s the correct temperature for sushi? First of all, I need to make one point clear: Sushi is normally “room temperature” food! However, you find pre-made sushi …

nigiri and maki sushi

Myojo Ippeichan Yomise-no-Yakisoba instant noodles Reviews

Ippeichan Yomise-no-Yakisoba is one of the most popular instant noodle bowls, that anyone can buy at a super market or convenience store, which began in 1995. This is non-soup type of instant noodle, so we drain out the pre-boiled water before we add the included seasonings into it. The bowl is a square container, and always comes with special mayonaise for topping. The pouch of mayo is very well-designed, so anybody can squeeze out nice thin mayo lines for the topping easily. Table of Contents Ippeichan Yomise-no-Yakisoba Trivia Why did they name it Ippeichan? What is Yomise? What is Yakisoba? How to make Ippeichan Yomise-no-Yakisoba Open the Lid Half Way …

How to Take Care of the Bamboo Whisk for Matcha

Are you enjoying Matcha green tea every day? I bet some of Matcha lovers got the little bamboo whisk to make Japanese traditional foamy Matcha. In this page, we’ll see how to take proper care of the whisk. Table of Contents How to take out the Bamboo Whisk from the box  How to avoid breakage of the Bamboo Whisk  How to clean the Bamboo Whisk  Related Video  How to take out the Bamboo Whisk from the box Was your brand new Bamboo Whisk stuck in the box? Don’t worry that is normal! The bamboo whisk is very delicate, so manufactures usually glue it on the inside of the box to …

brand new Bamboo Whisk for Matcha

Culinary Grade VS Ceremonial Grade: Do different grades of Matcha taste different?

Culinary Grade and Ceremonial Grade, do those 2 grades of Matcha taste different? Yes! Absolutely different. By comparing the two grades of Matcha manufactured by the same company, Ceremonial Grade Matcha is sweeter than Culinary Grade Matcha. But I’m not sure if everyone loves Ceremonial Grade Matcha more than Culinary Grade Matcha. Especially, considering that Ceremonial Grade Matcha is far more expensive than Culinary Grade Matcha. When comparing the two grades of Matcha from the same manufacturer, Ceremonial Grade Matcha tastes more mild and delicate than Culinary Grade Matcha. Culinary Grade Matcha has a strong kick of bitterness. Taste Check #1: the Japanese Traditional Way First, I prepared each of them …

iced matcha latte

How to make “Japanese Glove Puppet”

Let’s make a cute “Japanese Glove Puppet” and impress kids! Watch the video and learn how to make it. This is a great winter activity for holiday season. Share your first JGP photo with friends! *CAUTION* Be careful not to damage your gloves! Step 1: Choose the Gloves When choosing your gloves make sure they have a little stretch to them. Place them down and pick either one to start. You can choose left or right either way is fine and it wont change the outcome. Step 2: Turn a Glove Inside Out Take the glove you choose and turn it inside out but do not pull out the finger tips. …

Japanese Life Hack Top: How to Make Japanese Glove Puppet

How to Compare Matcha Green Tea Powder

There are so many Matcha green tea powders on the market! Do you understand how to choose the right Matcha for you? Here are useful topics and information on how to compare Matcha products. Table of Contents the REAL definition of Matcha Is your Matcha real? the Only Ingredient of real Matcha Difference between Culinary Grade and Ceremonial Grade Matcha Taste Nutrients Price Package Color Texture the Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea  Effects of Theanine Effects of Catechin Related Videos  the REAL definition of Matcha Is your Matcha real? Do you truly know what Macha(抹茶) is? Is the Matcha in your hand REAL Matcha? …Maybe NOT! Shockingly, they say that …

Ceremonial Grade Matcha and Culinary Grade Matcha

Glico “Pocky” Chocolate Biscuit Stick Review

Pocky is a classic popular snack in Japan since 1966. It’s a very thin biscuit stick covered with chocolate. There is a description on the box, that says “chocolate cream covered biscuit sticks”. Yeah, I say that’s basically right. The “cream” stays solid as long as you store it in cool temperature. The top end is bare, so it’s easy to pick up, hold and bite it. Its maker Glico has always released so many different versions of it. Of course other companies have copied this idea and today so many imitations exist, but THIS IS the original to the best of my knowledge. Table of Contents Pocky Trivia Why …

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