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Matcha, high quality Japanese green tea powder

Matcha (抹茶、粉茶 ), is a finely ground, high-quality green tea powder that has been consumed in Japan for centuries.

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Japan Taste: as close as possible to Japanese cuisine

We invite you to discover the real Japanese cuisine through articles on savory dishes, desserts, ingredients, drinks… Japanese gastronomy obviously offers many dishes based on raw fish but it is not limited to that. Japanese cuisine offers a variety of dishes and flavors that mix philosophy and custom.

You will also find Japanese recipes that are easy to make at home as well as descriptions of utensils you will need. Let your senses, your eyes and your taste buds travel by discovering dishes of a typically Japanese refinement.

Salty Japanese dishes

Refinement and authenticity are the watchwords of this section dedicated to traditional Japanese dishes. You will find popular dishes, local specialties, and other little-known dishes. So go and discover typical Japanese flavors.

maki sushi

Maki Sushi Rolls – Hosomaki

In Japan, maki is also very common, we can eat it almost everywhere. We can eat it almost everywhere, in a restaurant as well as in a Japanese supermarket.

Recipe tsukemono Chinese cabbage carrot

Tsukemono, maceration techniques

Tsukemono 漬物 is the generic term used for macerated foods. These are for example vegetables, fruits or even seaweeds preserved in various ingredients and marinades such as for example rice vinegar, salt, miso or even shoyu soy sauce

gyoza

Gyoza, delicious Japanese ravioli

Gyoza are delicious fried cabbage and pork ravioli revisited by the Japanese. You will find gyoza in many Japanese restaurants and especially in the Izakaya.

Japanese recipes

Find at home all the flavor and subtlety of typical and popular Japanese dishes but also the delicacy of Japanese desserts and pastries. Here is our selection of simple and easy to make sweet Japanese recipes.

Nanakusa no Sekku 七草の節句 7 Herbs Festival January 7

Nanakusa no Sekku 七草の節句, 7 Herbs Festival, January 7

Nanakusa gayu is the traditional Japanese breakfast on January 7th. It contains 7 herbs and rice porridge to purify the body.

recipe taiyaki

Recipe for taiyaki, fish-shaped waffle

Taiyaki is a Japanese cake that is shaped like a sea bream and is filled with a sweet red bean paste called anko. It’s fun to cook!

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Recipe Kaeshi sauce かえし (sauce for noodle broth and soba)

Kaeshi かえし is a delicious and must-have sauce in Japan . This sauce is a concentrate of Umami made from shoyu soy sauce, mirin and sugar.

Japanese desserts

Discover the popular Japanese sweets and local specialties in this section dedicated to Japanese pastries. Refinement, delicacies and astonishment await you!

matcha

Matcha, high quality Japanese green tea powder

Matcha (抹茶、粉茶 ), is a finely ground, high-quality green tea powder that has been consumed in Japan for centuries.

dango japanese dessert

Dango, small sweet or savory mochi balls

Dango is one of the traditional Japanese sweet and savory desserts. They consist of a skewer of three to five dumplings of glutinous rice flour called mochi, plain or flavored, sometimes topped with a filling or topped with sauce.

kintaro ame

Kintaro ame, traditional Japanese candy

In Japan, Japanese sweets are above all a delicacy for the eyes like wagashi, that’s why their shapes are very original and very cute. But here we will present you the kintaro ame!

Japanese ingredients

Here we present ingredients, many of which form the basis of Japanese cuisine. If you are planning to cook Japanese food at home, you should know Japanese ingredients so that you know how to use them and transpose them into your own recipes.

matcha

Matcha, high quality Japanese green tea powder

Matcha (抹茶、粉茶 ), is a finely ground, high-quality green tea powder that has been consumed in Japan for centuries.

katsuobushi bonite flake

Katsuobushi, dried bonito flakes

The katsuobushi is dried bonito, it is omnipresent in Japanese cuisine and is found in particular in the dashi. Discover its characteristics:

Rice vinegar, ideal for sushi rice

Rice vinegar or “komesu” “米酢” is a typical Japanese seasoning. It is initially in Japan that this vinegar was elaborated for the first time.

Japanese utensils and knives

Who says Japanese cuisine says Japanese utensils! They don’t go one without the other, that’s why we will present you the essential Japanese utensils to have absolutely at home. Japanese knives, frying pan, hangiri, spatulas… Find everything you need to cook Japanese food at home! !

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Japanese chopsticks

Japanese chopsticks are used to eat, but also to cook or serve. There are good manners to respect when eating at the table in Japan! We explain everything in this article.

japanese knives

Japanese knives

Japanese knives are essential and indispensable utensils for Japanese cooking. Presentation of the different types of knives.

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Where to buy kitchen utensils in Tokyo?

You want to buy Japanese utensils during a stay in Tokyo? Here are our tips and addresses.

Japanese drinks

This section presents the many Japanese drinks and their special flavors. Some of them are very popular and others less known. Discover mysterious, new, unknown flavors and tastes… with the most unexpected packaging. We will also introduce you to the Japanese beverage brands that have been established for years on the archipelago.

matcha

Matcha, high quality Japanese green tea powder

Matcha (抹茶、粉茶 ), is a finely ground, high-quality green tea powder that has been consumed in Japan for centuries.

10 popular Japanese cocktails

10 popular Japanese cocktails

We present you 10 popular Japanese cocktails served in Japanese izakaya bars! These cocktails are also consumed during certain events such as the New Year in Japan or during Japanese festivals called “matsuri”.

mugicha drink japanese summer

Mugicha, the Japanese summer drink

To quench their thirst in the summer in Japan, the Japanese drink mugicha, a very refreshing drink.