All About “Mentsuyu”: For Quick Cooking Japanese Cuisine

Japanese cuisine uses a variety of seasonings, including dashi (Japanese soup stock). However, it is difficult and time-consuming to make dashi every time, and it is difficult to prepare all of the numerous seasonings. It is common for Japanese households to use granulated dashi or dilute concentrated soup containing dashi. Men-tsuyu is a type of such concentrated soup. That’s why mentsuyu is useful for home cooking. What is mentsuyu? What is the difference between Tsuyu? Mentsuyu (めんつゆ or 麺つゆ) is a compound word of “men” (めん) and “tsuyu” (つゆ). “Men” means noodle and “tsuyu” means soup. So, mentsuyu is basically a concentrated soup for Japanese noodles such as soba and

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How to Make Nikujaga (Meat and Potato Stew) Easily Using Mentsuyu

If you want to make authentic Japanese food, you need to prepare several kinds of seasonings, so it’s hard. In this recipe, I will introduce how to make delicious Japanese food easily using “mentsuyu” (“めんつゆ” in Japanese) which can be purchased at convenience stores in Japan. Total Time: 35 mins Ingredients Serves 3-4: 100g beef flank (or pork) 2 or 3 potatoes, cut into chunks 1 carrot, cut into chunks 1 onion, cut into chunks 50 ml mentsuyu 250 ml water 1 tbsp vegetable oil (or olive oil) If available: 1 tbsp cooking sake 1 pack of kinusaya (The green color makes it colorful.) 1 pack of shirataki (konnyaku) noodles

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How to Cook Japanese Rice Better

There are many ways to cook Japanese rice. Using a rice cooker is easy and popular way for Japanese people. Don’t you have a rice cooker? It’s OK. You can cook delicious Japanese rice to use a pot with a lid. If you have a cast iron enamel pot, it is better to cook rice. Use a measuring cup to measure rice volume (not weight!). Put the rice in a bowl. Add water so that the rice dip into water. Softly rub the rice, and pour off the water quickly. Please be careful not to lose rice. Repeat the Step 3 to 4 a few times until the water become

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Best 6 Japanese Rice Brands 2018

There are a lot of different kinds of Japanese rice brands. Here are the most commonly grown rice varieties in Japan as of 2018. This information is based on the komenet web page (Japanese language only). #1: Koshihikari (35%) Koshihikari (コシヒカリ) is a very popular Japanese rice brand for a long time. It accounts for 35% of the total. Koshihikari produced in Uonuma area, Niigata prefecture is known as the most expensive rice in Japan. #2: Hitomebore (9%) Hitomebore (ひとめぼれ) is mainly produced in Tohoku region. It is very strong and easy to produce in cold climates, so it become a very popular brand. It remains tasty at room temperature.

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All About Japanese Rice

As a Japanese man, I’ll show you all about Japanese rice. Japanese people eat rice as our staple foods. Do you know how much rice do Japanese people eat in a year? The answer is 54.6 kg (120 lbs, dry weight) per person! But the amount has decreased over the past decades. In 1962, they ate 118 kg (260 lbs) in a year. I’m going to introduce the following topics. How to Cook Japanese Rice Most Japanese people usually cook rice by using the rice cooker. But it’s easy to cook Japanese rice by other means. I’ll show you some tips which you can make more tasty Japanese rice. The

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Why “Sushiro” is Popular Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurants in Japan

Popular conveyor belt sushi chain Sushiro (スシロー) becomes the best seller sushi company in Japan. Previously, Kappa sushi was considerd the top sushi chain. Do you know why? It’s very simply — Sushiro’s sushi tastes good and is cost-effective. In Japan, conveyor belt sushi restaurant is very popular for family, but seems to be less than delicious. The costs of facilities are expensive, so the taste is neglected. Under the circumstances, Sushiro adopted a simple system and spent money on the ingredient in Sushi. As a result, Sushiro becomes popular. There are around 500 Sushiro restaurants in Japan. If you visit Japan, I recommend you go to Sushiro with Japanese

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