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This page describes commonly used ingredients in Japan.
We have also included as much information as possible about where they are sold overseas, so please read on!

What`s Shiso leaves?

What`s Shiso leaves?

About Shiso leaves?Shiso is one of the most beloved condiments in Japan. Because of its very good aroma and taste, it is often eaten with sashimi, sushi, udon and soba noodles.What kind of ingredients? Shiso has been a favorite condiment in Japan since the Jomon...

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What`s mirin?

What`s mirin?

About Mirin?"Mirin" is a sweet alcoholic seasoning made from rice. It is used with soy sauce and sugar to fry or stew vegetables and meat. It is a very versatile seasoning!What kind of ingredients? Mirin is a liquor seasoning made from rice. Mirin has a unique...

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What`s glutinous rice flour “Shiratamako”?

What`s glutinous rice flour “Shiratamako”?

About Shiratama flour?"Shiratama flour" is made from glutinous rice that has been polished, washed, and mashed together with water. The dumplings "Dango" you see in Kyoto and other places are made from "shiratama flour". What kind of ingredients? The texture of...

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What`s Myoga?

What`s Myoga?

About MyogaMyoga is used as an accompaniment to soba noodles, tofu, udon noodles, etc. However, there is no need to look hard for it, as it is highly pungent and not often sold.What kind of ingredients? Myoga is also called Japanese ginger. It is mainly used as a...

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What`s Fried tofu?

What`s Fried tofu?

About Fried tofuFried tofu"Abura-age" was created about 500 years ago. It is said that Japanese monks created it as a substitute for meat. Since the killing of animals was prohibited in Buddhism, meat could not be eaten. Under such circumstances, "tofu" was eaten as a...

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What`s  Soy sauce?

What`s Soy sauce?

About Soy sauceThe origin of soy sauce is said to be "hishio" from ancient China. Throughout history, many flavors have been created and used in many dishes in Japan. It is now an indispensable seasoning for Sushi, Sashimi, Udon, Gyudon, and more.What kind of...

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What`s bamboo shoots?

What`s bamboo shoots?

About Bamboo shootsBamboo shoots are a vegetable loved by everyone from children to the elderly. It is believed to have already been eaten in Japan since the 700s AD.What kind of ingredients? Takenoko refers to the young shoots that emerge from the underground stem of...

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