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Eat, Drink, Cook - Japanese Food & Recipes

  • Pumpkin Shiratama Dango (Mochi balls) Recipe

    Pumpkin Shiratama Dango (Mochi balls) Recipe

    Here is the seasonal sweet I made with some Japanese traditional ingredients. It's pumpkin shiratama dango!  Shiratama dango (白玉団子) is a type of chewy mochi sweet made from shiratamako (白玉粉)...

  • What's shiratama flour and how is it used?

    What's shiratama flour and how is it used?

    What's shiratamako (shiratama flour)? Shiratamako or shiratama flour is made from mochigome(餅米), glutinous short-grain rice or sticky rice in English, and used to make many types of wagashi (traditional Japanese...

  • Shio-koji (Japanese fermented condiment) Recipe

    Shio-koji (Japanese fermented condiment) Recipe

    What's shio-koji? Shio-koji is a Japanese fermented condiment made from koji rice ,salt and water. You might've heard the word "shio-koji" as it is becoming increasingly popular outside Japan as it...

  • Vegan Matcha Ice Cream Recipe

    Vegan Matcha Ice Cream Recipe

    Such creamy and dreamy bliss! A thick decadent matcha ice cream has arrived, but it's also dairy-free , also egg-free! It's very easy to make, and only simple ingredients and equipment....

  • Iced Coconut Hojicha Latte Recipe

    Iced Coconut Hojicha Latte Recipe

    A delicious and nutritious summer drink with hojicha ice cubes is here.     Hojicha ice cubes   Get the ice cubes from your freezer, and make it!   --------------------------------------  What's hojicha?  from...

  • Hojicha Ice Cubes Recipe

    Hojicha Ice Cubes Recipe

      A great way to make nice cold drinks in summer  If you make your ice cubes with tea, they will still cool your drink, and unlike normal ice cubes...

  • Green Tea on the Rocks with Citrus

    Green Tea on the Rocks with Citrus

      It seems the heat waves are around the world this summer, so we need to have nice cold drinks to treat ourselves. Here is a delicious summer drink with...

  • What's Koji and What Makes it so Special?

    What's Koji and What Makes it so Special?

    An Ingredient behind Traditional Japanese Foods Sake, miso, shoyu, and mirin, have you heard of these Japanese words and do you know what they are?  Even if you are not...

  • Matcha Caramel Flan Recipe

    Matcha Caramel Flan Recipe

    Purin (プリン) in Japanese, flan or Spanish flan or crème creme (creme caramel)  in English, has been a very common dessert in Japan for more than 50 years, and this dessert has...

  • Crystal Jelly with Matcha Wasanbon Syrup

    Crystal Jelly with Matcha Wasanbon Syrup

    What is Wasanbon sugar? Wasanbon sugar is a high-grade sugar which is used mainly for wagashi (=traditional Japanese sweets) originated in the Edo period.  It has a delicate flavor and...

  • Homemade Hojicha Roasting Experiments

    Homemade Hojicha Roasting Experiments

    In the previous article , I showed you how to make hojicha from green tea. In this article, I'll show you a few roasting experiments with some different types of green tea...