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Japanese Persimmon Recipes – Autumn Shun

Japanese Persimmon Recipes

Japanese persimmon recipes to make today! Japanese persimmon (kaki, 柿) is an incredibly delicious, nutritious and economical fruit for your family.  You can find some great sweet persimmons at the Tokyo Farmers Market at the UN University on Saturday and Sunday in Omotesando.  Also remember to cook with other in-season fruits and veggies like Japanese pumpkin, …

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Bamboo Recipes – Spring Shun!

Bamboo Recipes, Takenoko,

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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Donabe Recipes

Best Living Japan held a Donabe cooking (earth pot cooking) class earlier this month which 15 people attended. It was great fun, and we hope to offer additional classes in the future. Thank you or all who attended and our sensei from Igamono in Ebisu. Igamono is a great place …

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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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Nikujaga – One Pot Cooking

Nikujaga (肉じゃが) is one pot comfort food in Japan. Nikujaga means meat and potatoes.  If you grew up with a favorite family beef stew or mac & cheese, this would be the Japanese equivalent. Every family has their own recipe and slightly different flavour, but it is a simple recipe to …

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Japanese Sweet Potato Recipes – Autumn Shun

Japanese sweet potato recipes to make today! Japanese sweet potato (さつまいも satsumaimo) is an incredibly delicious, nutritious and economical food for your family. If you want a fun outing go dig your own potatoes at one of the Chiba and Saitama farms.  You can find some great sweet potatoes at …

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Cooking with Okra – Summer Shun

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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Komatsuna Recipes – Spring Shun

Komatsuna, Japanese mustard spinach, is most delicious and economical in March and can be used in many delicious recipes. Although Komatsuna is called Japanese mustard spinach, I have not found it to taste much like mustard. Try it yourself! What is Komatsuna? – Komatsuna (コマツナ(小松菜)) or Brassica rapa is a …

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Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha Recipes – Autumn Shun

Japanese Pumpkin (Kabucha) www.bestlivingjapan.com

Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha is one of the most seasonal, nutritious and economical foods you can buy from September to November in Japan. Great time of the year to make some Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha recipes. Japanese Pumpkin Kabucha (/kəˈboʊtʃə/; from Japanese カボチャ, 南瓜) is an Asian variety of winter squash of …

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