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Cooking with Okra – Summer Shun

Cooking with okra

I love summer veggies! Beautiful tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, edamame and of course okra. Growing up in the North East of the U.S., I never ate okra. My first okra was in Japan over 20 years ogo, and I immediately fell in love. I can eat bowls of lightly boiled okra …

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Kid friendly Izakayas with Play Spaces in Tokyo

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Locating a dinner restaurant with a kids` space for little ones is a struggle. Welcome Monteroza, a kid-friendly izakaya chain with play spaces, a private room where parents can relax and dine while the little ones play. Monteroza kids` spaces are furnished with soft toys, books, music or video entertainment, colorful wall-padding and …

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Top Tokyo Restaurants with Terrace Seating

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The days are brighter, and the days a bit warmer – a great time to start dining outdoors. Here are our Top Tokyo Restaurants with Terrace Seating. Which is your favorite? Terraces with water, city or garden views. Let us know in the comments below. Terrace Seating with Water View 1. The …

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Bamboo Recipes – Spring Shun!

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Spring in Japan is the season of bamboo and bamboo recipes. I adore cooking with bamboo which is so versatile, high in fiber and low in calories.  Bamboo shoots are a very seasonal vegetable, available in all supermarkets and vegetable shops between March and May. You can also purchase vacuum …

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Japanese Mushroom Recipes

Winter is the perfect time to try some delicious Japanese mushroom recipes. I am highlighting six Japanese mushrooms which are all delicious, easily available in Japanese supermarkets, very economical and versatile in their usage.   If you love mushrooms, the recipes below will be some great additions to your winter …

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