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Wha is Chikuwa?!
“Chikuwa” means bamboo ring in English, which is a reference to its shape once it’s been cut up. It has a resilient but not spongy texture, and takes especially...
Mentaiko!
For some, mentaiko is not just an ingredient, it is a love affair. Who would have thought that salted cod roe could have so many fans eating it so many differen...
Three Degrees of Maguro
“Maguro” simply means “Bluefin Tuna,” but the Bluefin Tuna — as well as the somewhat fattier Yellowfin Tuna, which is also sometimes called Maguro —...
Katsuobushi: It’s raining shaved bonito flakes!
If you’ve eaten any appreciable amount of cooked (i.e., not sushi) Japanese food, you have probably benefited from the flavor contributions of katsuobushi, whic...
Fugu: Delightful, Delectable, Pufferfish Skin
You’re probably familiar with fugu, the poisonous puffer fish that, if prepared by unskilled hands can be detrimental to your existence. However, what you may n...
Fugu the Famous Poisonous Pufferfish
Fugu is the famous poisonous fish that only licensed experts can prepare safely, so you’d best give it a try at a restaurant. It is not unheard of for inexperie...