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2010年09月30日

Sake Drinkers' Food (2) / Japanese Food

Certain foods are strongly associated with drinking and are often known as otsumami. This is an honorific formed from the verb tsumamu, to pick something up by the fingertips (or chopsticks).
Another expression for food specifically intended as an accompaniment to sake is sakana. Below are a few of the bits and pieces to be found at the elbow of drinkers in Japan - sakana every sake fan should try at least once.
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2010年09月29日

Sake Drinkers' Food / Japanese Food

Certain foods are strongly associated with drinking and are often known as otsumami.
This is an honorific formed from the verb tsumamu, to pick something up by the fingertips (or chopsticks). Another expression for food specifically intended as an accompaniment to sake is sakana.
Below are a few of the bits and pieces to be found at the elbow of drinkers in Japan - sakana every sake fan should try at least once.
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2010年09月28日

Takoyaki (たこ焼き) / Japanese Food

Takoyaki (たこ焼き or 蛸焼) (literally fried or baked octopus) is a popular Japanese dumpling made of batter, diced or whole baby octopus, tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion, topped with okonomiyaki sauce, ponzu, mayonnaise, green laver (aonori), and katsuobushi (fish shavings), first popularized in Taisho-era Osaka, where a street vendor named Endo Tomekichi is credited with its invention in 1935.
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2010年09月27日

Mama's miso soup (おふくろの味) / Japanese Taste

Most middle-aged Japanese are instantly transported back to childhood at the mere mention of their mama's miso soup.
For those hailing from Kyushu and the southwest provinces of Japan's main island of Honshu, taste memories are likely to include a steaming bowl of breakfast soup seasoned with winy, caramel-colored, mugi (barley) miso.
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2010年09月26日

Chef reveals secrets to great fried chicken / JAPANESE HOME COOKING

Chicken saute, as quick fried chicken is called in Japan, is something you would want to serve with its skin crispy and golden and the meat chunky.
According to cooking instructor and author Masayo Waki, the two secrets to achieve this is to allow the chicken to reach room temperature before cooking, and press the meat down with a weight while frying to keep it in close contact with the pan. Serves four.
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2010年09月25日

Rice with bamboo shoots a spring delight / JAPANESE HOME COOKING

TAKENOKO GOHAN, rice cooked with bamboo shoots, a delicacy in spring, is a dish that brightens the dining table. Cooking expert Atsuko Matsumoto's advice is to cook the rice in chicken stock to add flavor to the otherwise light flavor of the bamboo shoot.
Matsumoto also suggests using the boiled chicken left over after making the stock in a salad. This can be done by cutting the chicken into strips, mixing them with cucumbers, ginger, takuan pickles, myoga ginger and oba leaves, all cut into thin strips, and seasoned to taste with soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil.Read more
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2010年09月24日

Japanese Breakfast

Traditional Japanese breakfast is a substantial meal and usually consists of a bowl of hot, freshly steemed rice, miso soup, toasted seaweed sheets (nori), pickled vegetables, a grilled/broiled fish dish, a simmered dish, a vegetables/tofu dish, and/or Japanese omelette roll (tamagoyaki).
The combinations might vary, but you get the basic idea.
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2010年09月23日

Popular Dishes

Taking up herewith "The Variety of Japanese Dishes" provided by Japan Guide Com titled "Popular Dishes".
You will be able to enjoy and/or understand "The Variety of Japanese Dishes".Read more
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2010年09月22日

The Best Summer Desserts / Japanese Cuisine

Taking up herewith "The Best Summer Desserts" as Japanese Cool Dessert Recipes by Setsuko Yoshizuka of About.com.
Linked to this page, recommend you to visit and your challenge is to be expectd.
And  "The Best Summer Desserts" will be one of the Cool Japanese Scene, I'm sure.
Anyway, please enjoy. 
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2010年09月21日

My Mother's Simply Braised Spring Vegetables with a hint of Japan

Found an interesting Blog SIte named "JUST HUNGRY".
In the blog, Maki (Ms.) is introducing "Many Kind of Japanese Cuisine Receipe including her Mother's Receipe".
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2010年09月20日

Japanese Summer Recipes / Japanese Cuisine

Found very interesting site which is provided by About.com: Japanese Food.
If you are interested in Japanese Cuisine, I will recommend to check the site, the title of which being "Japanese Summer Recipes" by Setsuko Yoshizuka of About.com.Read more
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2010年09月19日

Genetically Modified Salmon is Sushi Safe! Or is it?

According to the FDA in a statement a few days ago, a salmon genetically engineered to grow very quickly was deemed safe to eat by the agency. With the addition of some genes from a different fish, the salmon takes half the time to grow to market size, which leads to a less expensive product, though not necessarily a better one.Read more
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2010年09月18日

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, Osaka

Once you've wandered through the Instant Ramen Tunnel and soaked up all the instant ramen trivia you possibly can, it's time for the best part of all: creating a custom cup of noodles at the My Cup Noodle Factory.
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2010年09月17日

Sake Brewery Fashion Watch

Yearly sake festivals in Tokyo and Osaka are a great place to try out different premium brands from around the country. While you're there you can also check out the latest fashions in the sake world. Here's a look at what stylish brewers are wearing these days.
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2010年09月15日

Crab and Cream Croquettes / Japanese Food & Cooking

The croquette is usually shaped into a cylinder or disk, and then deep-fried. The croquette (from the French croquer, "to crunch") was a French invention that gained worldwide popularity, both as a delicacy and as a fast food.
And "Crab and Cream Croquettes" is very popular in Japan.Continued
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Sushi College: Magna cum fishy

Sushi College: Magna cum fishy
Boston Globe - Sep 6, 2010

Nothing like assembling the world's largest sushi roll to help improve your street cred—if the business is a restaurant, that is. ...
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2010年09月14日

A taste for sushi made in Myanmar

YANGON--Compared to the other sushi booms around the globe, the one that's budding in Myanmar (Burma) promises to be different.
That's because the sushi restaurants here are not targeting Japanese or other foreigners. And the Burmese chefs, who once toiled faithfully in Japan, don't mind tossing in some local flavor.
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2010年09月13日

Japanese Cuisine / Kamakura and Modern Era

Refer to "Japanese Cuisine" in Kamakura Period around 12 centuries. 
The Kamakura period marked a large political change in Japan. Prior to the Kamakura period, the samurai were guards of the landed estates of the nobility.Continued
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2010年09月12日

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Japan is a country filled with ramen fans, ramen connoisseurs, and certifiable ramen maniacs, and now the city of Yokohama has opened an entire museum devoted to the ubiquitous Chinese noodle.
More than just an ordinary museum, it's also part historical theme park and part hyper-specialized restaurant mall. And, unlike your usual dusty museum, it stays open till 11pm to accommodate hungry concertgoers returning from the nearby Yokohama Arena.
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Zaru Soba Noodles / Japanese Food & Cooking

Zaru soba is cold soba noodles (buckwheat noodles) served on a bamboo basket (zaru). It's served with dipping soup (mentsuyu) and some toppings. Add toppings in the dipping soup and dip a small amount of soba noodles in the soup to eat.
Packages of dried soba noodles are availabe at Asian grocery stores. There are different kinds of soba noodles, depending on the amount of the buckwheat in the noodles. Usually, soba noodles are darker than somen noodles.
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Sushi Comes to Washington / Japanese Food & Cooking

Food Standards Agency Issues Seaweed Warning
Food Safety News - ‎Aug 6, 2010

Hijiki is a very dark, shredded type of seaweed traditionally eaten as an appetizer in Japanese cuisine. It is not used in sushi or Chinese restaurants. ...
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Bento & Japanology

Bento (弁当, bentō) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine.
A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. Containers range from disposable mass produced to hand crafted lacquerware.
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Japanese Cuisine / Ancient era-Heian Period History

Refer to the history in relation to "Japanese Cuisine".
"Jaoanese Cuisine in Ancient era and Heian Period" is as follows.
Following the
Jōmon period, Japanese society shifted from semi-sedentary hunter-gatherer lifestyle to an agricultural society.

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Japanese Cuisine

Refer to Japanese Cuisine.
Japanese cuisine has developed over the centuries as a result of many political and social changes. The cuisine eventually changed with the advent of the Medieval age which ushered in a shedding of elitism with the age of shogun rule.

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