Writing an article about just toasted sesame seeds?! Maybe it’s a little too much, but I feel it deserves an article of its own! Toasted sesame seeds are such an essential ingredient for Japanese food. When you toast the raw sesame seeds, they get transformed […] read more
Wholesome plant-based diet and self-loving-care living
Japanese Cooking Basics
Cooking rice is one fo the most basic and essential steps in Japanese cooking. While plain rice is considered to be a rather bland and uninteresting minor part of the meal in many different cultures around the world, Japanese people take rice quite seriously. When […] read more
There are three types of vegan broths that are essential for Japanese cooking—kombu broth, shiitake broth, and combo-shiitake broth. As I mentioned in the 7 Essentials for Authentic Japanese Cooking, these broths are the key for umami flavor, which is a great part of Japanese […] read more
Cooking vegan Japanese food can actually show us the characteristics of Japanese cuisine more clearly—its elegance, beauty and deeply nourishing deliciousness. With the 7 essentials I present here, you will have a real Japanese cuisine experience at home.