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Generally speaking, the smaller the amount of flour used to make takoyaki dough, the fluffier and tastier it becomes. However, the smaller the amount of dough, the more difficult it is to bake nicely. Therefore, making delicious takoyaki needs a good skill.
The flavor of plum wine can be expanded to an infinite number of flavors by changing the type of plums to be pickled, experimenting with different types of alcohol and sugar, and other combinations. Enjoy making your own original plum wine using your favorite ingredients.
There is a custom in Japan to eat “Ohagi” on the equinoctial week in spring. “Ohagi” is made by wrapping cooked glutinous rice with red bean paste. We are explaining to you how to make red bean paste and “Ohagi” step by step.
Japan has a custom of eating pressed sushi for celebrations such as girls’ festival. Today we are going to tell you about how to make “pressed sushi” and how to add your own tastes. Making pressed sushi is not as difficult as expected. By using a mold, anybody can do it. Would you like to enjoy it with your family?
In Japan, sea breams are associated with good luck and often used for special meals on celebrations for some phonetic reason. In particular, salt-crusted sea bream looks gorgeous and tastes delicious. Today we are going to tell you about its history and recipe. Let’s try cooking the special dish for the New Year!
In Japan, people eat various kinds of traditional New Year-related cuisine including Osechi and sea bream dishes, etc.Ozoni is one of Japanese traditional dishes for New Year’s. Today we are going to tell you about history of Ozoni and how to cook it. There are different styles depending on locales. Let’s experience Japanese culture for the start of New Year 2022!
Japan has a custom of eating Toshikoshi Soba (year-crossing noodles) on New Year’s Eve (“Omisoka” in Japanese). Today we are going to tell you about the reason and origin why we eat Soba at a crossover of years as well as how to make Toshikoshi Soba. Soba has unique flavor, and it is an essential food for Japanese people. Would you like to eat Toshikoshi Soba and enjoy the Japanese tradition to have a great New Year start?
Royal icing cookies are bright and colorful. They are something exciting to see. By using pancake mix, anyone can make cookies easily. Today we are going to show you a recipe of royal icing cookies for Christmas. Making royal icing cookies is an exciting event that you can enjoy with your beloved people. Let’s enjoy your Christmas more with unique homemade cookies!
A Christmas night you spend with beloved one or favorite people would be special for anybody. Christmas cake is something that both adults and children look forward to. Today we are going to tell you a basic recipe for Christmas cake with strawberries, which would be helpful for you to make your original cake. Let’s have an unforgettable Christmas with a homemade your original cake!
Apple pies are loved by all ages. The attraction of apple pies is a harmony of crispy pie and smooth sweet apple filling. Today we are going to tell you a recipe to make an apple pie with a small iron pan. Cooking apple pies with a pan is not as difficult as expected. You can even adjust the recipe as you like.
In Japan, where we have 4 seasons, people tend to value the custom to use seasonal ingredients or add some seasonal taste to their cooking. Today we focus on the sense of “smell”, featuring especially “sesame”, whose season is September to October, and tell you how to grind sesame and extract its rich smell.
Candied sweet potatoes (called “Daigaku Imo”) are popular food in Japan. “Daigaku” means University and its name originated from the fact that it was popularly eaten among university students in late 1800s to early 1900s. Today we are gong to tell you a recipe of Daigaku Imo.
Takoyaki is a representative food in Kansai Region (western pert) of Japan, and Takoyaki pan is a common tool for cooking Takoyaki, but in fact it can be used for other dishes. Today we are going to show you how to cook ajillo with a Takoyaki pan. It is an exciting menu that is good either for party or simple dinner.
Tamagoyaki is a familiar food in Japan for breakfast, lunch box, snacks, etc. To make beautiful Tamagoyaki, Tamagoyaki pan is a must. In fact, it can be used for other dishes, too. Today we are going to show you convenient use of Tamagoyaki pan. Tamagoyaki pans can be versatile depending on your idea, and you can find one that matches with your cooking style or preference.
Rich aroma of fresh coffee fascinates people worldwide. The world of coffee is profound once you are particular about how to brew it. Today we are going to introduce a simple way to brew authentic coffee. Would you like to have a wonderful morning with hand-dripped coffee?
Today we are going to tell you how to make overnight dried fish, which has been familiar to Japanese people. Making of dried fish is more profound than expected as we need to take account into kinds of fish, concentration of salt, time for drying, etc. Let’s find your own recipe!
Tempura is a representative Japanese food. It is as renowned worldwide as other Japanese foods. However, cooking Tempura is difficult, requiring high skills. Today we are going to tell you the basics and tips for how to cook delicious Tempura. It would be wonderful if you can eat Tempura at home anytime in your life!
“Ammitsu”, is one of representative Japanese confections and mostly served at shops. Ammitsu is actually easy to make at home. Today we are going to show you how to make Shiratama Ammitsu (Ammitsu with rice flour dumplings). Let's enjoy this summer with homemade Ammitsu!
In hot summer, you would want to stay cool with cold food. Tokoroten, a representative Japanese summer food,  is shredded gelidium jelly. Today we are going to tell how to make authentic Tokoroten with Tentsuki (Tokoroten cutter). Let's enjoy summer in Japanese style with Tokoroten and Tentsuki!
In Japan, there is a custom of eating eels on a day of the ox (called “Ushinohi”). This custom dates back to the Edo Period and it is actually effective to prevent summer heat. Let’s spend the midsummer day of ox with authentic Japanese style!
Shaved ice is a typical sweet that is often served at food stands of summer festivals or souvenir shops at tourist spots. However, it is also made at home. Today we are going to show you how to use a shaved ice machine, “Ikenaga Black Swan Shaved Ice Machine”.  Let’s enjoy this summer in Japanese style!
In Japan, Ume (Japanese plums) hit store shelves between May and July. Not a few people are waiting for the Ume season to make Umeshu (plum liquor). Based on how to make Umeshu, today we are going to introduce a recipes of fruit liquor and Ume syrup.
Dashi (soup broth) is an important element in Japanese cuisine, and learning how to make dashi is the first step for Japanese chefs. Today we are going to show you how to make dashi, which can be the core of Japanese cuisine. Why don’t you learn the basics of Japanese dashi and find your best one?
Yasuda Kawara is a type of roof tile that has been widely used and familiar to Japanese culture and life. For its functionality and design, it can be also used for serving Japanese cuisine, providing it with gorgeous looks. Would you like to get one as tableware for special events or celebrations?
Sushi is an art of food created by skilled professionals. It is believed it takes so many years to learn how to make sushi .  However, it doesn’t mean only professionals can make sushi. As the recipe is actually simple, you can enjoy it in your own way. Today we are going to introduce basics of making sushi.
Tamagoyaki is so common and an important element of Japanese cuisine. Today we would like to show you how to cook fluffy and juicy Tamagoyaki. With a Tamagoyaki pan, anyone can cook authentic Tamagoyaki easily. Why don’t you give it a try?
In Japan, there is a unique charcoal grill called “Shichirin”. It has been used at home or restaurants since before. Shichirin can even optimize flavors of the ingredients and make them more delicious. Would you like to experience authentic BBQ with a wonderful Japanese cooking tool?
Today we would like to introduce “Shokado Bento Box”, a little gorgeous, Japanese traditional bento lunch box. Shokado Bento Box is a Japanese traditional bento style and it is sort of a reproduced version of Japanese Kaiseki Cuisine. Would you like to have one for special occasions?
Today we are going to introduce a recipe of authentic Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg rice bowl). Oyakodon pan is a must for cooking Oyakodon. When cooking Oyakodon, in principle, one serving is cooked at a time.  Also, heat control is a key. Let’s cook authentic Oyakodon with Oyakodon pan!
Do you like waffles? Do you know that waffles taste best when freshly baked? Today we are going to introduce a homemade waffle recipe. If you have a waffle iron, you can enjoy freshly baked waffles at home any time. Let's give it a try!

Have you ever got through hassles in boiling eggs? Eggs are rich in nutrients and eaten in various dishes all over the world. Using convenient egg tools will certainly reduce your stress in cooking. Let’s enjoy cooking various egg dishes by using Microwave Egg Boiler and Egg Cutter!

Despite being originated from China, Ramen has been developed independently from the original style in Japan. Now it has taken a firm hold in Japan as a new food culture, which is more and more spreading to the world. Today we will show you the whole process to cook “Spicy Miso Ramen".
Hina-matsuri is a festival celebrating girls and wishing them good health. It is a historic and traditional event where people display dolls called “Hina-Ningyo” for protection from misfortunes and eat specific dishes. Today we are going to introduce how to cook Chirashi-zushi and Osuimono!
In Japan, there is a fish-shaped waffle called “Taiyaki”. It is made by baking waffle batter with filling inside. The most common filling is sweet red bean paste. Taiyaki imitates the shape of "Tai" (sea bream) , which is believed to bring a good luck. We will show you a simple Taiyaki recipe!
Chawanmushi is a Japanese traditional dish as well as very common and typical menu for seasonal events or celebrations. We are going to show you a recipe using a one-size-fits-all steamer named “Mushīna”, which is a tool to make a pan/pot like a steamer.
Chicken is eaten worldwide and popular in Japan too. Especially Yakitori, one of representative Japanese food, is popular among foreigners and always ranked high. We would like to show you how to cut and separate the chicken carcass, as prerequisite knowledge prior to cooking Yakitori.
We would like to introduce cookie cutters to make the Candy House that appears in a Grimm Fairy Tale, By using house-shaped and fir tree-shaped cutters, you can easily make an edible diorama. Let’s make a Candy House you’ve been dreaming of, and have the best Christmas with your family!

Sushi is extremely popular worldwide! For those who think making sushi at home is a little too hard, making rolled sushi with a sushi rolling mat (called Makisu) and mould. With Makisu, anyone can make professional rolled sushi! Why don’t you hold a party with Japanese comfort food?

Halloween is an exciting event either for adults or kids. Kids must be looking forward to this annual event. We would like to share recipe of Halloween art Takoyaki using Takoyaki pan. Let’s cook Halloween Takoyaki to enjoy Halloween party even more with your family and friends!

Tempura is a Japanese traditional dish. Any ingredients would taste good when made into Tempura. We would like to show you the 3 tips of cooking tasty Tempura. Once you learn the tips, you can be a Tempura professional from Today!
We will show you a recipe of Sweet Potato Seasoned Rice, which is one of the most basic and simple seasoned rice, and the recipe can be applied to other seasoned rice. This time we use a Donabe to cook it . Why don’t you enjoy a Japanese traditional cuisine cooked with Donabe?

Molding rice is common and familiar in Japanese food culture, and rice molds are very useful when you serve a plate lunch or make the dishes more photogenic for SNS posts. Of course, this isn’t their only functionality, and we should also be aware of another practical functionality to retain heat. We will show you 2 different shapes of mold and demonstrate how to use them. Let's try using rice molds and upgrade your daily meals!

We’ve been showing how to make sashimi at home in our 3 serial blog posts and here's the final topic: How to process/slice "Saku" (fish fillets). In the first blog, we showed “Washing” (how to prepare fish with head and guts) and in the second blog, "San Mai Oroshi" (how to cut a fish into 3 pieces). In our final blog for sashimi, we are going to show you how to process Saku and slice it into sashimi!

San-Mai Oroshi (cutting a fish into 3 pieces) might sound easy, but you should know there are a few points to take special care. Cutting a fish just randomly without thoughts will spoil its taste and looks. However, if you are aware of some tips, it isn’t so difficult. Just be sure of the important points we are going to show you.

As with a global trend of pursuing healthy food, more and more people now eat raw fish, get impressed by awesome sushi or sashimi, and wish to cook them by themselves. We would like to show you in our serial blog posts how to prepare a fish to make sashimi. The topic of the first post is “A Basic Process to Prepare a Fish”.

Ramen is a representative Japanese food. Ramen chefs in Japan take incredibly a lot of time and efforts to serve just a single bowl of Ramen. It is very interesting that while those enthusiasm for cooking Ramen spread nationwide, a basic concept of Ramen has been established.

We would like to show you this basic concept ― what Ramen is like, and its variety.

Chirashi sushi is a type of sushi but more like a homemade family dish with ingredients you like. What does "chirashi" means? It's "sprinkle". Imagine your favorite toppings are sprinkled all over sushi rice... How attractive is it? Let's have a look at this simple recipe and enjoy Chirashi sushi with your favorites!
What kind of dishes do you think of when you hear the word “Japanese food”? You might say Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura etc... “Sukiyaki” is also one of the most popular Japanese food. This luxurious meal for special occasions should be able to top off your year nicely. We explain how to cook and enjoy Sukiyaki in this blog.

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