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Here are the top ten articles for the Japanese Food Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Ozoni New Year Good Luck Soup Recipe
A true Japanese person will not usher in the New Year without eating a bowl of ozoni, if he can help it. One’s entire year of luck hinges on this auspicious mochi soup.
2. How to Cook Tako or Octopus Recipe
This rubbery cephalopod can be tender and flavorful when prepared properly. It is easier to cook than one might think.
3. How to Choose High Quality Nori Seaweed Sheets
There are several grades of nori marketed around the world. Good quality nori sheets will make a difference in the taste of your nori dishes. Here is how to spot better quality nori.
4. Japanese Mayonnaise Recipe
Smooth, soft and tangy, Japanese mayonnaise comes in squeezable tubes. But making your own fresh mayonnaise is very easy and more economical, too.
5. Chukamen Ramen Noodles from Scratch Recipe
Not many people make ramen noodles from scratch when fresh noodles are so readily available at stores and restaurants, but here is a good homemade recipe in case you feel ambitious.
6. Secrets of Making Light and Lacy Tempura
The technique of deep frying battered foods came from Portuguese traders but the Japanese made it their own with a special technique that results in a light and lacy tempura. No panko or bread crumbs required.
7. Quick and Easy Cabbage Tsukemono Recipe
Unlike other tsukemono recipes, this one can be eaten within only a few hours after salting.
8. Make Your Own Japa Dog-style Hot Dog Recipe
Until Japa Dog comes to your city, you can make your own homemade version.
9. Taiyaki Fish-Shaped Pastry Recipe
Taiyaki is similar to dorayaki (red bean paste filled pancake pastries) but cooked in a fish-shaped mold. Street vendors do a brisk business selling these popular treats.
10. Wasabi Chocolate Truffle Recipe
Another Western practice adopted by the Japanese is the celebration of Valentine's Day, although the gift-giving is in reverse. Women present all the men in their lives with chocolate gifts. Wasabi adds a smooth spiciness to chocolate that men really love.
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