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Perilla, Shiso, Egoma - all the same?

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Perilla, Shiso, Egoma - all the same?

If you like Japanese cuisine, sooner or later you will encounter a herb with many names. You've probably heard the term shiso before. Without going too deep into botany, you can say that shiso is a herbaceous annual plant. Its green or purple leaves are suitable for cooking, but also used as a medicinal plant...

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Koji - A really noble mold

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Koji - A really noble mold

You probably don't think of mold in a good way. But koji is a special, very small fungus that creates culinary wonders in Japanese cuisine. Koji, or Aspergillus oryzae, has been known to man for more than two thousand years...

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Okara - Japanese superfood

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Okara - Japanese superfood

We love good vegetarian and vegan dishes, so today we're going to introduce you to one of them. Okara is a well-known and inexpensive food...

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Kintsugi - The teaching of beauty

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Kintsugi - The teaching of beauty

In Japan there are many ancient traditions and teachings. One of them is to accept the imperfection of life...

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Japanese table manners for beginners

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Japanese table manners for beginners

You probably know that in Japan people eat mainly with chopsticks. But do you know anything about Japanese table manners?...

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