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Essential Kitchen Tools for Japanese Cuisine

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Essential Kitchen Tools for Japanese Cuisine

In order to prepare the best Japanese food, you’ll need to have the right tools available to get the job done. These utensils make a lot of difference when it comes to preparing Japanese dishes in their traditional style, and you won’t want to be without them by your side. Sharp Knives A big part of preparing Japanese food lies in the cutting techniques used. In order to create the perfect texture and taste, you’ll need to have sharp knives available to save time and to create the right appearance. Mortar and Pestle A ceramic mortar and a wooden pestle are must-have tools for Japanese kitchen. There are many recipes that call for ground nuts or seeds, seeds and if you have the time they should be freshly ground to provide more flavour to the dish. It only takes an extra few minutes to grind them on your own and the taste can be vastly superior to pre-ground seeds. Bamboo Mats Preparing sushi is easy when you have a bamboo rolling mat. This mat has horizontal slats that are tied with a heavy string. If you’re going to be making maki-sushi, you’ll need to invest in a bamboo mat...

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Ideas for Cooking with Black Garlic That You Can Use Today

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Ideas for Cooking with Black Garlic That You Can Use Today

If you haven’t discovered it yet for yourself, black garlic is a chef’s unlikely best friend. It’s a healthy superfood that adds a ton of flavour to a meal or a snack. When regular cloves of garlic are given the opportunity to age, a chemical reaction takes place that provides the unique flavour. Black garlic tastes mellow, earthy and slightly sweet. As a result, you can use it in baking dishes, as a part of a snack or in a desert. Here are a few ideas you can use to unleash the subtle power of this garlic: Add it to toast – Make way avocado toast (or make a little extra room), there’s a new contender. Sprinkle some black garlic on top of a piece of plain toast or use it as a garnish on top of an egg or a slice of meat. Liven up your burgers – Add some black garlic cloves to your mixture of ground beef before placing the patties on the barbecue. Marinades and rubs – Marinade meats such as chicken, pork or beef with a sauce or rub that has black garlic as an ingredient. Black garlic hummus – This is a delightful...

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Why So Many Chefs Are Turning to Black Garlic

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Why So Many Chefs Are Turning to Black Garlic

If you’ve been watching any of the popular cooking shows lately, you may have noticed that black garlic is being used as an ingredient more often. Black garlic is actually trending now as more people are becoming aware of this tasty food through social media and on these highly-rated shows. If you’ve never had the opportunity to use black garlic before, you’re really missing an exciting taste sensation that can’t be found anywhere else. Black garlic is everything you would want garlic to be without the heat. It provides an intense flavour to a number of different foods and can bring out the rich subtleties of them. It’s kind of tangy, kind of sweet, and kind of savoury – with a texture that’s similar to dried, soft fruit. In order to prepare black garlic, regular garlic is roasted for 23 days at a low temperature. It can be used in a number of different ways to add a new dimension to food along with extra nutrition. Add it to butter to inject in your roast chicken, stir a few cloves into your next stew or add it to a vinaigrette. You can also cook black garlic with oil on...

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Use Premium Ingredients to Create Your Own Teriyaki Sauce

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Use Premium Ingredients to Create Your Own Teriyaki Sauce

Whether you are operating a Japanese restaurant or another type of dining establishment that features one or more Japanese dishes, you’ll need to make sure that you have the ingredients on hand to create your own teriyaki sauce. The perfect blend of sweet and salty comes together in this easy-to-prepare sauce recipe that features our Japanese Sweet Rice Wine along with soy sauce. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Simply mix together 3/4 cup of our Mirin Sweet Rice Cooking Wine with 1/4 cup of soy sauce. Our mirin cooking wine includes sake as an ingredient, so you’ll be able to enjoy all of the miraculous Japanese taste sensations together as one in this teriyaki sauce recipe. Once you taste this combination of ingredients, you’ll never go back to a pre-made sauce again. Our mirin can also be used as a miso glaze for fish or it can also be added to a batch of tempera for flavour enhancement. You’ll find that our sweet rice wine adds a mix of tang and sweetness with a deep richness that is difficult to explain. It can be challenging to find mirin at a grocery store, and if you do it, probably won’t be in...

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Sushi Pickled Ginger at Wholesale Prices

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Sushi Pickled Ginger at Wholesale Prices

Sushi Pickled Ginger at Wholesale Prices If you are serving sushi to your guests, you’ll want to stock up on sushi pickled ginger, which is available at wholesale prices for bulk orders. This flower-like, pink garnish should be presented beside your sushi and sashimi, as it acts as a cleanser for the palate between bites of the different sushi varieties. Pickled ginger is a condiment that refreshes the palate so that various varieties of fish can be tasted on their own terms. Your guests will be better able to enjoy the subtleties that present themselves in each sushi roll and satisfied guests turn into repeat customers. Our sushi pickled ginger is made from young fresh ginger that has been thinly sliced and marinated in a brine of sweetened vinegar. Young ginger is preferable to mature ginger for pickling since it is sweeter and naturally turns a wonderful pink colour. This pickled condiment can also be served with edamame and soba noodles, and is a great addition to Asian salads and stir-fries. Feel free to use it as a garnish for pork, chicken or teriyaki salmon. The liquid can also be added to your favourite vinaigrette for a different taste...

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Discover the Taste Sensation of Japanese Soy Sauce

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Discover the Taste Sensation of Japanese Soy Sauce

The soy sauce you choose can either make or break the dish you are serving. Japanese soy sauce is considerably different from other types of soy sauces, such as the regular soy sauce that you may be currently using. Yamasa Soy Sauce brings out the hidden flavours in rice, soups, noodles, grains and meats with its delicate balance of taste and aroma. When you’re cooking with soy sauce, you’ll also notice that most of the recipes don’t distinguish between Chinese and Japanese soy sauces. Chinese soy sauce is often made with wheat flour while Japanese soy sauce usually uses roasted wheat. The Chinese sauce also often contains added sugar, and due to its processing, is often saltier than Japanese soy sauce. As well, Chinese soy sauce is usually darker and thicker than its Japanese counterpart. As far as taste goes, both Chinese and Japanese soy sauces play an active role in a professional chef’s kitchen and the type of sauce that you prefer will be based on your own taste preferences. If you are running a restaurant and need bulk quantities of gourmet soy sauce, please contact us today. You can order large quantities of this sauce at wholesale...

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Bulk Frozen Yuzi Peels at Wholesale Prices

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Bulk Frozen Yuzi Peels at Wholesale Prices

If you are operating a fine dining establishment, you understand just how important quality gourmet ingredients are. At Yoshi Today, we offer the best frozen yuzi peels at discount prices for bulk orders. Stock up on these peels so that you can serve the best Asian meals to your customers. Yuzi peels provide a taste that combines the flavour of grapefruit and mandarin oranges. They boast an intense aroma and can be used in a number of dishes including miso soup, Ponzu sauce, chili, marmalade, marinades, salad dressings and a wide range of desserts. Other uses for these amazing peels include: Dried and infused in teas Cold desserts and jam Confectioneries, pastries and cakes Use these peels as an ingredient or as a garnish. These peels provide an exotic and interesting twist to cakes and marmalades where orange zest or orange peels would commonly be used. Use them whole as a garnish, or cut them up into fine slivers to be added to the top of a cake, on pastries or on other desert preparations. You can also dry these peels and add sugar to them to create a delightfully sweet citrus flavour. Yuzi peels add a burst of...

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The Subtle Flavour of Rice Wine Vinegar

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The Subtle Flavour of Rice Wine Vinegar

There are a lot of different vinegars on the market, and knowing which one to choose for a specific dish has become an art form in itself. Rice Wine vinegar is the appropriate ingredient for a number of different recipes due to its slightly sweet, delicate and subtle flavour. When you don’t want your other ingredients overpowered by a strong vinegar taste, this one steps up to the plate and delivers. Use rice wine vinegar when preparing your sushi rice to give it the distinctive flavour you are looking for and add it to your favourite Asian-flavoured marinade recipes. This vinegar can also be added to a cocktail to brighten it up or free to pour it over your French fries for a subtle vinegary taste. Dipping sauces consisting of this vinegar along with sesame oil and soy sauce have become extremely popular. Use this dip for egg rolls, chicken or any other appetizers that would appreciate this type of flavour enhancement. When you are trying to create a salad dressing that is less acidic, reach for rice wine vinegar. It will tone down the intensity of the dressing so that the flavours of the other ingredients can be...

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Wasabi Powder – It’s Not Just for Sushi!

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Wasabi Powder – It’s Not Just for Sushi!

Wasabi powder is commonly associated with sushi but there are definitely a number of different ways to appreciate this hot powder that packs a punch. Wasabi has a sharp flavour and it’s a nice alternative to hot chili peppers. The heat it provides is more herbal in nature and you can feel the heat dissipating quicker than you’d experience with a hot pepper. Whip up some quick wasabi paste by combining the powder with warm water or make an incredible cream sauce using warm cream instead of water. This “Japanese horseradish” is a staple in most homes in Japan and can be found in many pantries across Asia. As sushi continues to become more popular in the West, it can also be found in many homes across Canada and the United States. If you love sushi, or serve it at your restaurant, you’ll want to order this powder in bulk. Sushi just isn’t the same without wasabi but at the same time there are many other uses for it. Instead of adding Dijon mustard to your next hero sandwich, add some of this powder instead. Mix up some of the wasabi powder with mayonnaise as an instant hot spread...

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Recipes

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Kinqua Rice Pudding Makes 8 servings (1/2 cup x 8) Ingredients 1 package yoshi kniqua blend (remove spices and rinse blend WELL) 1/2 cup cane sugar 1 1/2 cups coconut milk 1 vanilla bean (sliced lengthwise) 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 cardamom pod (green) 1 star anise 2 ripe firm bananas 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup coconut milk, to garnish Cooking Directions Combine the rinsed kniqua BLEND, 2 ¾ cups water and ½ tsp. salt in saucepot, bring to boil, reducing heat to a simmer with lid on for 40 min (rice/quinoa should be cooked but still wet). Stir in sugar, coconut milk and a pinch of salt, bring to a boil again and reduce to a simmer then stir in vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, cinnamon, cardamom pod and star anise, leave uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 25-35 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to a warm temperature, stirring occasionally to find and remove vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, cardamom pod and star anise. Cut bananas into 8 slices lengthwise, set aside. In a medium saucepan melt butter, once up to heat add sliced bananas and brown sugar, let simmer until tender and...

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