Author Archives: Yuki HD


February 19, 2015

Kuishinbo: The Smiler Cocktail

by Yuki HD

As a Japanese person, I love to drink. The first time I traveled to the U.S.

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March 10, 2014

Kuishinbo: Easy Homemade Mirin

by Yuki HD

I’m sure Umami Mart readers know about mirin and have used it in cooking, but may not be sure about what it is exactly.

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January 31, 2014

Kuishinbo: Konnyaku Detox

by Yuki HD

Konnyaku has been used in Japan as a medicinal food for 1500 years and was very popular during the Edo period.

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November 22, 2013

Kuishinbo: Oname Koji

by Yuki HD

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I met a wonderful couple on Instagram, who I visited on my last trip to Japan.

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October 7, 2013

Kuishinbo: Yuzukosho

by Yuki HD

Yuzu citrus is one of the most important ingredients in Japanese cooking. The juice of the yuzu is prized both for its citrusy flavor and elegant.

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September 18, 2013

Kuishinbo: Otsukimi Dango

by Yuki HD

Japan has a wonderful fall tradition known as otsukimi (お月見) or Moon Festival, which celebrates both the moon and promise of a good harvest for the year.

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August 1, 2013

Kuishinbo: Doyou no Ushinohi (A Day for Eel)

by Yuki HD

During midsummer, tradition is to have unagi (freshwater eel) on specific days. The days are called doyou no ushinohi (土用の丑の日) to provide a nutritional treat, as well as to help survive the hot season.

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