Soba Sauce

An All-Natural Version — No Additives
A Japanese Classic with Soba

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Every Japanese cook used to be able to make this dipping sauce for Soba Noodles.  Nowadays, the cook in  a Japanese household may be a working wife and mother or  a single man even, and nobody seems to have time to make the simplest foods.  Japanese food companies have stepped in and produced delicious versions of the dipping sauce, which do taste delicious and need no preparation at Continue reading

Egg Drop Soup / 卵スープ

An Almost Instant Soup
Ginger and Parsley Are Key

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While Egg Drop Soup is usually considered a Chinese classic, there is a Japanese version too.  Very similar, but a little more delicate, with garnishes of Ginger and Parsley, which add that extra something.  It’s quickly made, but you need Dashi Stock or Chicken Stock to begin. Continue reading

Eggplant with Miso and Sesame / 味噌とゴマのナス

August is Eggplant Month
A Versatile Vegetable

This is one of the popular Eggplant dishes in Japan. Eggplants come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  The little miniature ones called Ko-Nasu are sweet. The larger Continue reading