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Bento Japanese Box Lunch
Bento, or boxed lunches, began out of necessity for field laborers and travelers. Today, there is an art to compiling a good bento.
Boiled Momendofu with Condiments Recipe
Firm tofu withstands the light poaching in broth and makes a warm, healthful dinner. The condiments are key to enjoying this simple food.
Breaded Tofu Cutlets Recipe
These breaded tofu cutlets are the vegetarian version of tonkatsu, breaded pork cutlet.
Broiled Mussels with Dynamite Sauce Recipe
These mussels with bubbly hot, spicy masago-mayo topping are a sushi bar staple.
Chawan Mushi Savory Egg Custard Recipe
A savory egg custard, chawanmushi means “steamed in a cup” which is exactly how it is prepared. A chawan is a small Japanese rice bowl. Use chawan with fitted lids, if possible. If not, you can use custard cups and aluminum foil.
Chilled Somen Noodle Salad Recipe
Light and refreshing, this is like a Japanese pasta salad with a citrus vinaigrette dressing and crisp fresh vegetables.
Chocolate Truffle Mochi Recipe
While not traditionally Japanese, this is a decadent candy recipe that represents the best of the East meets the best of the West. Chocolate and mochi!
Chocolate Wasabi Peas and Crisps Recipes
Wasabi-coated green peas and chocolate make good giri-choco or obligation chocolate gifts for male bosses, co-workers, friends and family. Here are two ways to make them.
Like any civilized society, the Japanese exercise propriety when dining. Some of the etiquette rules stem from religious or superstitious beliefs, but they are good to know to avoid inadvertently offending your dinner host or guest.
Chukamen Ramen Noodles from Scratch Recipe
Not many people make ramen noodles from scratch when fresh noodles are so readily available at stores and restaurants, but here is a good homemade recipe in case you feel ambitious.
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