Japanify Ingredients


February 21, 2013

Japanify: Garlicky Gomadare (Sesame Sauce)

by yoko

Whenever I had shabu-shabu as a kid, there was NEVER ENOUGH gomadare (sesame sauce). It has all the elements that leave you wanting more: sweet, salty and savory.

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February 5, 2013

MOTOism: Homemade Ponzu

by Moto

When life gives you sour oranges, make ponzu sauce.

Ponzu is such a versatile condiment and its acidity adds a lot more dimension than regular soy sauce.

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January 21, 2013

The Forest Feast: Chili Oil

by Erin Gleeson

For a year in college I studied art in Italy’s culinary capital, Bologna. I lived with four Italian girls who made endless variations of pasta and always had homemade chili oil on hand.

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October 2, 2012

MOTOism: Farewell to Summer: Shiso Beautiful

by Moto

This is my second write-up in a series about summer vegetables. Instead of enjoying them now, I am packing them for the upcoming seasons.

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September 27, 2012

Japanify: Steak Sauce

by yoko

Whenever I go see my 92 year-old grandma and have a conversation over tea, she drops all kinds of wisdom bombs on me.

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September 13, 2012

Japanify: Hiyayakko with Myoga

by yoko

My sister has a giant myoga plant that is thriving in a shady spot by her chicken coup coop.

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July 31, 2012

MOTOism: Miracle Koji Marinades

by Moto

After I posted salt koji recipe a couple of weeks ago, I found out koji is literally a miracle condiments.

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January 30, 2012

ReCPY: Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

by Moto

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One of my favorite restaurants is Kajitsu, as I’ve written a couple of awesome reviews about the place.

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December 1, 2011

Japanify: Nametake (DIY Condiment Crack)

by yoko

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I usually make a vat of potato salad before I leave for a trip, leaving my husband poor and defenseless against the elements of bachelorhood.

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September 16, 2011

The Ume Project: The Aka-Shiso Edition

by Kayoko

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This post is rather late, for which I apologize. Er, about a month late. SORRY! Where has all the time gone?

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