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Braised Hijiki

Hijiki is a nutritional powerhouse, replete with fibre and a variety of essential minerals. It is sold in dried form, and when soaked in water …

Tofu Dressing

In Japanese this dish is called shira ae, or ‘white dressing’. It’s a type of aemono, meaning ‘dressed thing’. Other types of aemono include goma ae (sesame seed dressing), miso ae (miso dressing), karashi …

Tamagoyaki

Tamagoyaki, literally meaning ‘cooked egg’, is a dish in which thin layers of egg crepe are rolled into a log. Although it is thought of …

Satsuma-age

Satsuma-age is a fried patty of fish originating from Kagoshima, an area of Japan once known as Satsuma, hence the name. In Kagoshima, it is referred …

Mochi Kinchaku

Kinchaku is the word for a cloth pouch used to carry small items. It was traditionally used when wearing a kimono or yukata (summer kimono), and was sometimes hung from the obi (kimono’s …

Oden

This winter hot pot is said to have gotten its name from dengaku, a Japanese dish from the Muromachi period (1336-1573) consisting of skewered pieces of konnyaku, …

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