Tag Archives: Japanese food

Ichiban Dashi

Dashi, or Japanese stock, is the most essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine. Rest assured you can buy pre-made dashi – either in liquid or powder form. But, if you learn to make your own, the flavors and richness of your Asian dishes will be deeply enhanced. It only takes three ingredients to make dashi – […]

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Komatsuna no Goma-Ae

Komatsuna is a slightly tangy Japanese vegetable similar to spinach. When topped with Goma-Ae, or toasted sesame sauce, you’ll find a perfectly satisfying contrast of sweet and spicy flavors. Don’t be concerned if you can’t locate komatsuna – almost any leafy green can be used in this dish with delicious results. My favorite local sushi […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

This is one of my absolute favorite angles for food photography – from above:   See more great photos at the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

I love culture, and I love food! Most of all, I love the culture of food. Here’s an array of some of my favorite cuisines: Japanese, Puerto Rican, and German: See what other folks are cooking up for Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

    Foreign, yet familiar… My favorite Japanese food – homemade chawanmushi., along with salad, rice, shrimp spring roll, and Yellowtail Teriyaki. 🙂      

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