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Katsu and Karaage: What’s the Difference?

Two Delicious Ways of Chicken Katsu and Karaage both pertain to Japanese fried chicken. But they are not prepared the same way. Karaage is actually a Japanese technique of cooking meat, fish, especially chicken, that are deep fried in oil. Karaage chicken is generally popular,
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The Tatami Room: Traditional and Truly Japanese

The Secrets of The Tatami Room Tatami are traditional Japanese mat flooring used in traditional Japanese homes. It is made of woven rush grass around a rice straw core, they are gentle to step on but are firm, and also give off a lovely scent, especially on rainy or humid days.
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Donburi: All-In-One Japanese Meal

The Many Faces of an All-in-One Meal Donburi rice bowls are the representative perfection of Japanese comfort meal. Don refers to the bowl that the dish is served in, so for a typical donburi, you get a bowl of fluffy steamed rice with toppings such as vegetables and meat or
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The Amazing Sapporo Beer of Japan

Know Your Sapporo Beer The world-famous Sapporo Beer is Japan’s oldest beer brand, brewed in Sapporo since 1877. The beverage was concocted by a young man. Seibei Nakagawa, then a spirited 17 year old, left Japan for travels abroad which eventually led him to Germany. There he
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Three Dry Sakes: Premium and Special in Bellevue

What Makes Sake Premium? Premium sake is defined by the Japanese government as meeting strict brewing requirements and as being made without additives. In general, its only ingredients are: rice, Koji (>15% of rice) and distilled alcohol (< 10% of rice) which is optional. There
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