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Japanese Dishes of No Japanese Origins

Cuisine Enriched History tells us that prior to the 16th century Japan was closed to the world. For 200 years Japan isolated herself from foreign intrusion and influence. By the 16th century she began trading with Portugal and it was the start of western influence. And so it was
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Salmon’s Health Benefits in Bellevue

A Fish Diet for a Healthier Life The peculiar life cycle of the common salmon, freshwater-born and migrate to sea, only to return to freshwater to spawn and die, is not the only thing that makes them interesting. Usually found in the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the
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Celebrating Cherry Blossoms in Bellevue

Picnicking Under the Cherry Trees Known as Japan’s national flower, the sakura or famously as cherry blossom, comes in many varieties. From the genus Prunus, cherry blossoms are closely related to other trees, like those of almonds and peaches. Mostly as ornamental, the plant
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The Nutrition in Unagi

Amazing Unagi’s Nutritional Values The freshwater eels (unagi) and other marine eels (conger eel, anago) are commonly used in Japanese cuisine. These elongated and narrow-bodied animals are popular delicacies in other cultures as well, like in the US, Europe, New Zealand, China
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Japanese Mayonnaise: Richer and Sweeter in Bellevue

Japanese and American Mayo: What’s the Difference? Mayonnaise differ in taste and texture from country to country although sharing similar ingredients, such as that of the Japanese mayo and the American. Mayonnaise is one of the essential ingredients in Japanese cooking. Kewpie
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