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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.

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Japanese Cotton Cheese Cake- Minimize Shrinkage. I've made a japanese cheese cake before (different recipe) and it is delicious. Slightly sweet taste. I'm excited to try hers.

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Japan Online Stores

For all your "Hello Kitty" products visit http://www.pjtra.com/t/SEFLSUZMRUFFRUdNRElBRU1LSkw # japanese food #japanese groceries

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Just Hungry is a great site for recipes & the author is a very cool down to earth person. I enjoy her stuff!

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People in Japan usually don't make kamaboko, because it can be bought easily. But in the U.S., where Japanese groceries are hard to get and expensive, I do.

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Yaki Imo- Satsumaimo (sweet potato) roasted on hot volcanic stones- lovely old-skool Japanese street food. http://gakuranman.com/the-yaki-imo-man-of-japan/

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