As opposed to the spice-heavy Indian pantry or the minimalist French cupboard, the Japanese pantry is distinctive in that it depends largely on foods that are fermented, contain glutamates, or both. Many of the staple dried foods, including seaweed, fish, and mushrooms, have naturally occurring glutamates, the magic amino acids that act as flavor megaphones when paired with other ingredients.

How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

As opposed to the spice-heavy Indian pantry or the minimalist French cupboard, the Japanese pantry is distinctive in that it depends largely on foods that are fermented, contain glutamates, or both. Many of the staple dried foods, including seaweed, fish, and mushrooms, have naturally occurring glutamates, the magic amino acids that act as flavor megaphones when paired with other ingredients.

Ginjo-shu is a type of sake that is well-known for its pleasant smell. With its full, rich flavor, it is most often enjoyed hot. This infographic from a Japanese steakhouse in San Jose has more information about sake.

Food infographic Infographic: alles over sake - Infographic Description Infographic: alles over sake - Culy.

Tender, juicy, and packed with flavor! Serve with an ice-cold beer, and you have your own in-home izakaya.

Negima Yakitori

Meat Dish -(Yakitori) Skewered grilled chicken pieces seasoned with salt or sauce. Almost every part of the chicken is used for Yakitori including the white and dark meat, gizzards, skin, and other organs.

Iced Honey Matcha Soy Latte

Iced Honey Matcha Latte

All the energy and caffeine kick without the coffee crash. This honey matcha soy latte will soon be your favorite pick-up-me beverage!

This sheet-pan dinner couldn't be easier. Simply marinade the fish in a simple miso sauce then place in the oven for a fast and favorite meal. | foodiecrush.com #miso #cod #japanese #fish

Broiled Miso Cod With Vegetables

This sheet-pan dinner couldn't be easier. Simply marinade the fish in a simple miso sauce then place in the oven for a fast and favorite meal.

Japanese Rumaki recipe, or Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. Sweet, salty, savory and crunchy all in one little bite, these little appetizers are a deliciously addicting party treat.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts (Japanese Rumaki appetizer)

I imagine most of us meat eaters out there (aka not vegetarian) have had a bacon-wrapped ‘something’. Bacon can make just about anything delicious… but we’ll talk about that…

Yo-Ho Brewing: A Window Into Craft Beer in Japan | Serious Eats: Drinks

Yo-Ho Brewing: A Window Into Craft Beer in Japan

Creative beer packages of Yo-Ho Brewing – the largest craft beer producer in Japan. Photos by Ben Jay via Serious Eats &nbsp

Tender, juicy, and packed with flavor! Serve with an ice-cold beer, and you have your own in-home izakaya.

Negima Yakitori

Negima Yakitori - Tender, juicy, and packed with flavor! Serve with an ice-cold beer, and you have your own in-home izakaya.

Warm Three Cheese Dip with Beer Recipe

Warm Three Cheese Dip with Beer Recipe - Super easy 5 ingredient recipe with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Ready to serve in 15 minutes!

Hitachino. - Japanese beer, but I'm pinning for the owl label

The Greatest Beer in the World…Hitchachino Nest (and yes, of course it’s japanese)

Yo-Ha Brewing Suiyoubi No Neko - Had this Belgian Style witbier while in Okinawa

Cat Yahho Brewing cans Belgian white beer style on Wednesday [wine mail order Caesar wine Company]

How to make Korean Spinach, Shigumchi Namool (시금치 나물)

How to make Korean Spinach, Shigumchi Namool (시금치 나물)

I would like to share a Korean spinach side dish that tastes a little different. My mother always made her spinach this way with a little bit of both Korean soybean paste and chili paste. It brings a more robust flavor.

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