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RECIPE: Hiyashi Chuka Soba

RECIPE: Hiyashi Chuka Soba

Hiyashi Chuka, which literally means “chilled Chinese”, is a Japanese noodle dish that's perfect for hot summer days. It's made with chilled ramen or soba noodles and topped with a colorful array of seasonal ingredients (feel free to get creative - we've added natto to ours!). It's then finished with a refreshing soy sauce and sesame oil vinaigrette.  

RECIPE: Teriyaki Tofu Udon in a Chili Peanut Soup

RECIPE: Teriyaki Tofu Udon in a Chili Peanut Soup

Sweet, spicy and full of flavor, this udon dish will become your favorite way to enjoy a hot bowl of noodles.

RECIPE: Hiroshimayaki

RECIPE: Hiroshimayaki

You may have heard of Okonomiyaki, the savory pancake from Osaka, but have you tried Hiroshimayaki? Hiroshimayaki originated from Hiroshima and uses similar ingredients except the ingredients are layered instead of mixed, comes with a layer of noodles and is topped with a fried egg. Which is better? We’ll let you decide!

RECIPE: Honey and Soy Glazed Noodles Spring Rolls 

RECIPE: Honey and Soy Glazed Noodles Spring Rolls 

Light, refreshing and easy to make, these cold spring rolls are colorful and delicious. You can use any seasonal vegetables or add protein to make your own fresh twists!

RECIPE: Udon Alla Puttanesca

Japanese Recipe: Udon Alla Puttanesca
This fun take on Italian spaghetti alla puttanesca combines Japanese noodles with an authentic Neapolitan sauce.

RECIPE: Cold Soba Noodles with Green Veggies and Ginger Dressing 

Japanese recipe: Cold Soba Noodles with Green Veggies and Ginger Dressing 

The perfect combination of Asian style stir fry veggies and tofu served on a bed of cold soba noodles.

RECIPE: Cold Tsuyu Dipping Sauce for Noodles

RECIPE: Cold Tsuyu Dipping Sauce

Cold noodles are a refreshing dish on a hot summer’s day. The subtle taste of this classic Japanese dipping sauce allows the true flavors of the noodles to shine. This sauce works great with either of the soba noodles or udon noodles.

RECIPE: Eggs Seasoned with Yakiniku Sauce

Japanese Recipe: Eggs Seasoned with Yakiniku Sauce

Yakiniku, which literally means "grilled meat", is a type of Japanese BBQ. In this recipe, we're marinating boiled eggs in our Spicy Yakiniku sauce, which combines the natural sweetness from sauteed onions, fresh apples, and honey with the salty, umami flavor of pure brewed soy sauce. It's a quick and delicious snack and you can use any of the remaining sauce as a dip for grilled meat/veggies or in a stir fry!

Must Try Regional Foods From Okinawa

Okinawa food and cuisine

Okinawa, Japan's southernmost tropical islands, has a climate and way of life that differs from the rest of Japan. With its own local foods and a rich history influenced by the different cultures that have passed through, Okinawan cuisine, also known as Ryūkyūan cuisine (Ryūkyū ryōri), has a taste and flavor that is uniquely its own. 

Okinawa: A Blend of Culture and History

Okinawa: A Blend of Culture and History

Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. With a culture uniquely its own, these tropical islands have been strongly influenced through trade with China, Japan, Korea and other Southeast Asian countries. 

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Senrei - The Small Town Japanese Fishery Transforming the Global Fishing Industry

Senrei Saury
Senrei, a small town fishery formed between two fishermen in Onagawa Town, brought new innovation to the age old tradition of fishing which allows for the rapid freezing of fish, preserving freshness, while not disrupting the natural texture and flavor of the fish. The result is ensuring a steady supply of safe and delicious seafood products in Japan and around the world.

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Yagisawa Shoten - "Miracle" Soy Sauce

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Yagisawa Shoten - "Miracle" Soy Sauce
Yagisawa Shoten watched 200 years of history wiped out, including its precious fungal culture moromi, which forms the core of soy sauce. When all seemed lost, miraculously several small containers of moromi - totaling a mere eight pounds - were discovered intake in a research laboratory. The company raised money through crowdfunding to rebuild their factory and revive their business from the "miracle" moromi.