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Tsutsumi-yaki Salmon

Tsutsumi-yaki means cooked package. It is most likely based on houshou-yaki, a traditional cooking method in which the main ingredients were wrapped in high-quality washi paper. It would be quite rare …

Tonjiru

Ton (pork) jiru (soup) is a soup with pork in it. See, washoku (Japanese cuisine) can be that simple! What’s complicated is pinning down its origins. Some say tonjiru was based on a …

Kinpira Renkon

Kinpira is the name of a character in a traditional Japanese puppet theatre play dating back to the 1600s. Kinpira, the son of the character Kintaro who was well-known …

Toshikoshi soba

Toshikoshi is translated as “year crossing”, and soba is the Japanese word for buckwheat noodles. The Japanese tradition of eating toshikoshi soba on December 31st to transition into the new year dates back …

Chawan-mushi

Chawan is the word for teacup, and mushi means steamed, so this is a Japanese recipe for steamed teacups! It’s an egg-based, custardy type of …

Cold Somen

Somen is a very thin type of Japanese noodle made of wheat flour. It’s most commonly eaten cold as a light summer meal, accompanied by dipping sauce …

Wakatake Ni

Spring has a very strong atmosphere of renewal in Japan. Everywhere you look, there are signs of new beginnings, from the parks full of cherry …

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