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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Hapa Cooks - A mother's influence turns into a daughter's passion

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Hapa Cooks - A mother's influence turns into a daughter's passion
Hapa Cooks - A mother's influence turns into a daughter's passion

Hiyashi Miso Udon (Chilled Udon Noodles with Miso Sauce)

Hiyashi Miso Udon (Chilled Udon Noodles with Miso Sauce)

Cold noodles are the perfect dish on a hot summer day. This recipe courtesy of Rachael Hutchings, www.lafujimama.com, combines the our Five Grain Beauty Udon with our Yuzu Miso to create a refreshing and delicious dish that is prefect for the summer!

Get Ready For Tanabata Festival!

Get Ready For Tanabata Festival!

One of the most popular summer festivals, Tanabata is coming up fast. With a beautiful story behind it and widespread celebrations around Japan, it is time to get acquainted with the “Star Festival.”

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Goya Company - Delivering Smiles Through Ishigaki Island's Taste And Music

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Goya Company - Delivering Smiles Through Ishigaki Island's Taste And Music

Goya Company was founded by Makoto Iramina, a musician and entrepreneur who's as passionate about music as he is about producing true island flavors from Okinawa.

Teriyaki Ume Chicken

Teriyaki Ume Chicken using Yasashi-ume's Liquid Organic Ume Paste (March 2019 Nourishing Essentials Care Package)

Summer is a great season, but it sometimes makes us lose our appetite. In Japan ume (plum) is known as an appetite enhancer. Teriyaki chicken is one of the most well-known Japanese dishes. Its beautiful glaze is a feast for the eyes, while the plum will relieve your fatigue.

Fried Squash with Shiokoji Cream Cheese Sauce

Fried Squash with Shiokoji Cream Cheese Sauce using YAMATO Shoyu Miso's Shiokoji (Dec 2018 Nourishing Essentials and Winter 2018 Seasonal Delights Care Packages)

I made this dish as an appetizer when my friend came to visit. We just couldn’t stop enjoying the layers of flavor; sweetness from squash, saltiness from shiokoji, sourness from lemon juice and creamy flavor from cream cheese. You may also use sweet potato if you like.

Ume Shiokoji Chicken Karaage

Ume Shiokoji Chicken Karaage (March 2019 and Dec 2018 Nourishing Essentials and Winter 2018 Winter Seasonal Delights Care Packages)

Chicken karaage has been everyone’s favorite. Even when I try to avoid deep-fried dishes, this dish is exceptional, and I always surrender to karaage. By cherishing both ume and shiokoji, umami is enhanced. If you like ume flavor, you can add a little bit more ume liquid.

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Pengin Shokudo - Blending Cultures and Local Island Flavors

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Pengin Shokudo - Blending Cultures and Local Island Flavors

Born worlds apart, Gyoho and Airi were brought together over their love of food, traveling and their belief that fresh island flavors can heal. Their story is symbolic of the foods they create and the blend of local ingredients they use.  

Pengin Shokudo's Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil Pork and Tomato Soup

Pengin Shokudo's Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil Pork and Tomato Soup
Pengin Shokudo's Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil Pork and Tomato Soup

Pengin Shokudo's Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil Natto

Pengin Shokudo's Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil Natto
Pengin Shokudo's Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil Natto

Yuzurikko's Cold Noodles with Yuzu Miso Soy Milk

Yuzurikko's Cold Noodles with Yuzu Miso Soy Milk
This cold noodle dish combines noodles with the mellow citrus flavors of yuzu miso and soy milk. You can add pork and eggplant for a more robust meal or add yuzukosho (yuzu pepper paste) for a little extra heat.

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Yuzurikko - Preserving pesticide-free yuzu in Tokushima

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Yuzurikko - Preserving pesticide-free yuzu in Tokushima
Yuzurikko was founded by Sumie Misawa, a 66-year-old lady living in Tokushima prefecture, who wanted to save the precious yuzu fruit the region is famous for.