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The Complete Guide To All Major Japanese Condiments & Seasonings

The Complete Guide To All Major Japanese Condiments & Seasonings

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The secret to many of Japan’s most celebrated dishes is in the use of the right amount and blend of ingredients. Any recipe that may be bland, ordinary, and uninteresting at first can be transformed into a vibrant, appetizing, and scrumptious feast with the addition of spices and seasonings that can enrich and deepen the taste. Whether it is for...
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Ep.12 Yakitori Bowl Recipe (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Todays recipe is Yakitori bowl and it comes from a great book by Kentaro Kobayashi. The book is called called "Tobikkiri no donburi". This is one of my favorites out of the book. I recommend trying this recipe when you have some extra time because it requires relatively long time for something to cook in the morning. Yakitori Bowl Recipe Ingredients (2 servings)...
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Ep.11 Penne Pasta with Tomato Sauce Recipe (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Today's recipe is Tomato Sauce Penne Pasta. This is going to be an extremely easy and a delicious one because we're going to be using a jar of tomato sauce thats already done which you can get in any grocery store. Some might say this is cheating, but on this channel, quick and easy is whats important. Penne Pasta with...
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Ep.10 Udon Salad (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Hey everyone. On this episode, we're going to be making Salad Udon. Salad udon is cold udon noodles served with salad. Its really easy to prepare and if you keep this bento with an ice pack to keep it cool, it will be a nice refreshing lunch in the summer. This recipe is inspired by the recipe book "Kihon no Obento 300Sen"...
13 unpopular foods that are popular in japan

13 Unpopular Foods That Are Popular In Japan

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Every year, millions of people from all over the world flock to Japan to explore the many wonders of this archipelagic nation, and one of the biggest draws is the wide selection of foods that can be found there. Whether it is the winter, spring, summer, or autumn, many Japanese restaurants and eateries are crowded with both locals and foreigners...
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The Top 10 Things To Eat In Japan

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A trip to Japan will not be complete without trying out the local cuisine. Aside from its rich history, fascinating culture, and captivating sceneries, the country is also a top tourist destination because of its diverse, unique, and mouth-watering dishes. If you have plans to visit Japan in the future, the following are 10 foods that you should not miss...
9 great things about barley tea

9 Great Things About Barley Tea (Mugicha)

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What is Barley Tea (Mugi-cha)? Barley tea is made by brewing the roasted barley seeds, and is caffeine-free. But some of them from different manufacturers or manufacturing processes might contain caffeine. Its safer to check the nutrition of the product at the time of purchase. Barley tea is a very common beverage in Japan, especially during summer time. You can...
origami cup tutorial

Origami Paper Cup Tutorial with Video

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Step 1. Fold the origami diagonally in the red line, to make the circle touch the star. Step 2. Take the edge of the triangle marked with a circle and fold it towards the star. Step 3. Do the same for the other end of the triangle. Step 4. Take the circled end and fold it on the red line. Step...
top 10 tips you must know on making bentos

Top 10 MUST KNOW Bento Tips

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There is more to bento than just cooking and packing. Because there is going to be some time from when you cook the food to when you actually eat it, it should be made so that the food is still delicious when it’s not hot. You’ll also need to make sure the food doesn’t go bad while you have it...
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Ep.9 Curry and Rice (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Today we're going to be making Japanese curry. Japanese curry one of the most popular dishes in Japanese culture. Its pretty different from the original Indian Curry in terms of the thickness and especially the spicyness. Japanese curry is only kind of spicy compared to Indian Curry. I personally don't think its hot at all but that may be just...
Ideal Bento Box

The Definitive Guide To Finding Your Ideal Bento Box

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Whether it's for being more heathy or saving money, the number of bento users has been increasing rapidly throughout the world. But because there are so many types of bento boxes on the market, many people are having trouble knowing which is the best bento box for them. It's important that you use one thats in an appropriate size for...
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Ep.8 Asparagus Pork Rolls (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Asparagus Pork Rolls Ingredients (1 serving) Asparagus 2 Pork belly 2 slices Cooking sake 1TBSP - the sauce - soy sauce 1.5TBSP mirin 2tsp sugar 2tsp oil 1tsp - scrambled eggs (1 serving) - egg 1 salt pepper oil ketchup (optional) - packing - cooked rice mini tomatoes sunny lettuce salmon flakes Directions 1. Rinse and drain the vegetables. 2. Break the egg into a cup...
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Ep.7 omurice bento (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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welcome to episode 7 of 100 quick and easy obento recipes. today, we are making an omurice bento. omurice is a japanese way of saying rice omlet. omurice bento Ingredients 2servings egg 2 cooked rice 2-3 rice bowls ketchup 4TBSP semi-thick worscestor sauce 1tsp olive oil or butter salt pepper wiener 3-4 onion 1/4 frozen mixed vegetable mini tomatoes 4 leaf lettuce 2~4 sheets...
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Ep.6 Rice balls (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Today, we'll be making rice balls. Riceballs are very simple to make, and its a very handy idea to put in your bento. There are countless variations of riceballs, but we're going to be using salmon flakes for this episode. Rice balls Ingredients (1 serving) cooked rice 2 rice bowls salmon flakes 4tsp heapful white sesame 1TBSP wiener 2 mini...
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Ep.5 Spaghetti Napolitana (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Welcome to episode 5 of the series. Today we're going to make spaghetti napolitana. Spaghetti Napolitana Ingredients (2 servings) spaghetti noodles water onion 1/2 green peppers 2 wiener 4 salt & pepper a little olive oil a little ketchup 100ml milk 2TBSP sauce 1TBSP grated cheese Directions 1. boil enough water to boil the spaghetti noodles. 2. While you wait for the water to boil, cut the...
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Ep.4 Ginger fried pork and meatball & root vegetable soup (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Ginger fried pork Ingredients (2-3 servings) pork loin 300g ginger paste in a tube 4cm (or grated ginger) sugar 1tsp cooking sake 1TBSP soy sauce 2TBSP mirin (sweet cooking rice wine) 2TBSP sesame oil 1TBSP Directions 1. In a cup, mix ginger paste, sugar, cooking sake, soy sauce, and mirin. 2. Cut the pork into easy-to-eat sizes. 3. Put a...
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Ep.3 Yakisoba (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Today’s episode is “Yakisoba”. This is a derivative of chow mien, but it has a differnent flavor. Yakisoba Ingredients (2 servings) Yakisoba Noodle 2 packs (all preferred amount) cabbage green pepper pork sprouts sesame oil (optional) nori flakes red pickled ginger The most important of all the ingredients will be the Yakisoba Noodles. You would probably be able to get these...
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Ep.2 Taco Style Soboro Rice (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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After we did our first episode we thought that the recipe actually wasn’t really as“quick and easy”as much as we like them to be. So This on this episode, we’re going to make it REALLY quick and easy. The bento we’ll be making today is “taco style soboro rice". This tastes similar to mexican tacos, but this is one of the...
The ultimate guide to cooking Japanese rice

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Good Japanese Rice

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Kinds Of Rice Hi, Rina here. There are all kinds of rice in the world, like red rice and black rice, and they each go well with certain type of food. In this post, I will introduce you to various kinds of japanese rice, and the best way to cook it. Japanese rice is sticky, and is easy to eat...
100 Quick & Easy Obento Recipes / Hamberg Steak

Ep.1 Hamberg Steak Bento (100 Quick&Easy Obento Recipes)

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Today, we are going to make hamberg steak bento with scrambled egg and corn, broccoli, and consomme soup. This recipe is one of the standard bentos in japanese culture. We did this recipe on video, but scroll down for the written recipe. Hamberg Steak Ingredients (2 servings) 200g mixed ground pork and beef half an onion 2Tbsp breadcrumbs 1 egg 4Tbsp...