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Japanese Broth (Dashi)

Broth, “Dashi” in Japanese , is often said that it is the basic essence of Japanese foods. I also think it is true because it is used for many Japanese foods and it brings very unique taste of Japanese foods.  I think it is a kind of accumulation of Umami.  However the time when Umami […]

how to make steamed rice

How to Make Steamed Rice (Gohan)

Steamed Rice is the our staple food.  We usually eat it as it is, and it’s called “Gohan.”   Also steamed rice is used for other foods such as Okayu (Porridge), Zousui, Takikomi Gohan and Char Han (Fried Rice) etc.  I like making Zousui (Hodgepodge) after Hot Pot.   Taimeshi (Sea Bream Rice) and Takenoko […]