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Japanese cuisines are sweet!!??

Hi, I’m Asuka from Yokoya farm. I’ve heard foreign tourists feel Japanese dishes are sweet. I certainly also feel they are sweet and salty. For example, sukiyaki, yakiniku, nimono(simmered food), oyakodon(chicken and egg bowl), gyu-don(beef bowl). Those tastes come from common seasonings in Japan. I’ll introduce some seasonings used for Japanese dishes below. Soy sauce, cooking sake, mirin(sweet cooking sake), sugar. All families in Japan have those seasonings for sure.     I use them every day of course! I’ll introduce them with some of my cooking today. Here is our dinner at one night.  I made kiriboshi daikon (dried strips of radish), simmered pumpkin and pork wrapped vegetable.  …

Let me introduce about miso soup.

Let me introduce about miso soup that is essential for Japanese meal table today. Hi,I’m Asuka When you go to a supermarket in Japan, you might be surprised by lots of variation of miso. Here, Nagano prefecture where I live is large production of miso and there are some big miso companies. It’s very easy to make miso soup! Boiling water in a pod, adding dashi and some ingredients in it Putting miso in and getting it melted at the end, and it’s done! (You should put miso at the end because its flavor gets weak when you stew it.) It’s a good idea to get dashi from niboshi or…