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“Dango jiru” is another local dish in Oita, Japan.

“Dango jiru” is another local dish in Oita, Japan. “Dango” literally means “ball” or “dumpling”, and “jiru” means “soup” in Japanese. De...
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Nov 20, 2017 16:22
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Toriten is another local dish in Oita, Japan.

Toriten is another local dish in Oita, Japan. As I have mentioned in the last entry, there are many kinds of local delicious food in Oit...
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Nov 17, 2017 09:35
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“Ryukyu” is a local dish in Oita, Japan.

“Ryukyu” is a local dish in Oita, Japan. Oita prefecture is located in the east of Kyusyu island in Japan. It faces the Bungo Suido (the...
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Nov 16, 2017 09:58
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Oyster soup with “hoshi-gaki” (dried oyster) broth is very flavorful.

Oyster soup with “hoshi-gaki” (dried oyster) broth is very flavorful. “Hoshi-gaki” literally means “dried oyster.” It is a rare ingredie...
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Nov 13, 2017 11:17
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“Kinpira-gobou” is a popular Japanese homemade dish.

“Kinpira-gobou” is a popular Japanese homemade dish. “Kinpira” came from a boy’s name, “Kintaro”, who is one of the characters in a famo...
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Nov 8, 2017 15:04
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“Hanetsuki-gyoza” is a pan-fried gyoza (dumpling) with extra crispy layer aro...

“Hanetsuki-gyoza” is a pan-fried gyoza (dumpling) with extra crispy layer around it In Japan, dumpliing was bought from China by repatri...
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Nov 1, 2017 10:57
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“Senmai (omasum)” is the third of the stomach of a ruminant.

“Senmai (omasum)” is the third of the stomach of a ruminant. A cow has four-chambered stomach: mino (rumen), hachinosu (reticulum), senm...
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Oct 26, 2017 10:50
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“Kamo-nabe” literally means “Duck pot” in Japanese.

“Kamo-nabe” literally means “Duck pot” in Japanese. In Japan, “kamo(duck)” is commonly eaten as Pot-au-Feu style dish in Autumn to Winte...
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Oct 23, 2017 10:57
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“Mozuku-gani(Japanese mitten crab)” is an autumn delicacy in Japan.

“Mozuku-gani(Japanese mitten crab)” is an autumn delicacy in Japan. “Mozuku” is a name of a kind of seaweed as its hair on hands looks l...
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Oct 18, 2017 10:52
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Moe-dan: In Japan, showing a cross section of photogenic food in instagram is...

Moe-dan: In Japan, showing a cross section of photogenic food in instagram is the latest fad. “Moe” means “being strongly attracted to o...
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Oct 16, 2017 15:00
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Ise-ebi(spiny lobster) and awabi(abalone) sashimi are very precious food in J...

Ise-ebi(spiny lobster) and awabi(abalone) sashimi are very precious food in Japan! As I have mentioned before, we Japanese love to eat se...
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Oct 13, 2017 10:14
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Gyutan steak is a beef tongue steak.

Gyutan steak is a beef tongue steak. In Japan, “gyutan(beef tongue)” is one of the most popular ingredients. It is mainly imported from ...
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Oct 11, 2017 10:07
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“Hamu-katsu” is a portmanteau word made by combining “hamu(ham)” and “Katsure...

“Hamu-katsu” is a portmanteau word made by combining “hamu(ham)” and “Katsuretsu(cutlet)” in Japanese language. It is a deep fried ham w...
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Oct 6, 2017 16:06
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“Ika no okizuke” is a squid that is put into a soy sauce and sake while it’s ...

“Ika no okizuke” is a squid that is put into a soy sauce and sake while it’s alive on a fishing boat. It literally means “steeped squid ...
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Oct 4, 2017 11:06
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“Surinagashi” is a traditional Japanese soup made from seasonal vegetables.

“Surinagashi” is a traditional Japanese soup made from seasonal vegetables. “Surinagashi” literally means “to be ground and poured” in t...
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Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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Dobin-mushi is a unique way to savor Japanese broth.

Dobin-mushi is a unique way to savor Japanese broth. “Dobin-mushi” is a special dish to enjoy the taste of seasons, and is offered only ...
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Sep 29, 2017 10:50
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Amadai-no-Saikyouyaki” is one of the most popular seafood dish in Kyoto.

Amadai-no-Saikyouyaki” is one of the most popular seafood dish in Kyoto. “Amadai (tilefish)” is a small perciform marine fish, which liv...
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Sep 28, 2017 09:09
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‘Syako(mantis shrimp)’ looks grotesque but tasty.

‘Syako(mantis shrimp)’ looks grotesque but tasty. Syako is a kind of shrimp which lives in the sea all over the world. In Japan, it is c...
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Sep 27, 2017 10:28
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“Sanma (Pacific saury) no sashimi(fresh fish)” was rare when I was a child.

“Sanma (Pacific saury) no sashimi(fresh fish)” was rare when I was a child. Nowadays, it is commonly eaten. “Sanma” is one the most popu...
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Sep 20, 2017 10:37
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<“Kama-meshi” is boiled rice with seasonal ingredients in a small pot.>

<“Kama-meshi” is boiled rice with seasonal ingredients in a small pot.> “Kama” originally is a big pot settled on an earthen floo...
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Sep 13, 2017 10:22