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Japanese recipe matcha and anko cream roll cake

Make a dessert that is sure to impress your family and guests with this classic Japanese roll cake recipe. The delicate anko cream filling pairs beautifully with the matcha green tea sponge cake that wraps around it.

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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.

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We are french an in love with Japan, we have created this site in order to make you discover the Japanese culture and gastronomy.

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Sophie and François.

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.

7 unusual sushi to discover

7 unusual types of sushi to discover

Sushi is one of the most popular and well-known Japanese dishes, but did you know that there are many different types of sushi?

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

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.

recipe japanese roll cake matcha anko creme dessert

Japanese recipe matcha and anko cream roll cake

Make a dessert that is sure to impress your family and guests with this classic Japanese roll cake recipe. The delicate anko cream filling pairs beautifully with the matcha green tea sponge cake that wraps around it.

Japanese recipe spicy karaage, Korean style chicken fritters

Japanese recipe spicy karaage, Korean style chicken fritters

This Japanese inspired spicy chicken fritters recipe is a great alternative to traditional Japanese karaage. They are perfect as an appetizer or as a main course with Japanese rice.

Japanese matcha crème brûlée recipe in a yogurt maker

Japanese matcha crème brûlée recipe in a yogurt maker

This matcha crème brûlée recipe is an original and tasty way to enjoy matcha.

Japanese desserts

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

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11 popular chocolates in Japan

There are many delicious tasting chocolates in Japan. Discover the most popular chocolates and snacks in Japan!

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.

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.

Kabocha, Japanese pumpkin

Kabocha, Japanese pumpkin

In Japan, in autumn is the season of kabocha かぼちゃ, a Japanese pumpkin widely used in Japanese cuisine both in savory and sweet dishes. Discover in this article, this autumnal Japanese pumpkin.

best wasabi in tube which wasabi to choose

Best wasabi in tube, which wasabi to choose?

We tested several wasabi in tube and we give you our opinion on the best wasabi of the market to decorate your Japanese dishes.

how to cook sushi rice

How to cook sushi rice?

Cooking Japanese rice is an essential element to have very good sushi. We will see in this article how to prepare it well.

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.

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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.

7 drinks that the Japanese consume to warm up in winter

7 drinks that the Japanese consume to warm up in winter

Winter in Japan is harsh and you’ll find plenty of hot drinks to warm up and avoid colds. Here are 7 ideas of drinks to warm up in winter like in Japan.

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”.