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Japanese Taste Blog

Making authentic Japanese dishes has never been easier thanks to excellent Japanese food bloggers who provide free step by step instructions to make all your favorite dishes, and you can order the exact ingredients you need directly from Japanese Taste who will ship them directly from Japan to your door! From onigiri to okonomiyaki, if you are a fan of Japanese food read on to discover 10 easy Japanese dishes you can try at home.

  • 7 min read
In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the best Japanese collagen drinks for your skin. Collagen is one of the most important proteins in our body. It is found throughout the dermis and is crucial for maintaining healthy looking skin. There are many ways to consume collagen including through supplements but drinking it is a great option if you are busy and want to make drinks you can consume on the way to work or in the office.
  • 5 min read

There are many Japanese dishes that contain edible mushrooms, sometimes these are eaten directly otherwise used as a dashi soup base. In addition, the worldwide trend for healthful and natural products has led to a greater attention and consumption of mushrooms due to their health benefits. This article provides information on mushrooms and its usage in Japan. Keep reading to know more about the most popular Japanese mushrooms, it's cooking usages and dietary benefits.

  • 8 min read
Creamy and delicious in taste, Japanese mayo is a staple item in any Japanese kitchen or restaurant, and is an essential ingredient used in dishes inside and outside the home. Check out our guide to discover everything you need to know about Japanese mayo.
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Japan has a high domestic consumption rate which provides higher quality products to their consumers. Beauty brands are committed to giving their customers the best of what they have to offer, and Japanese cosmetic products are known for their high-quality and innovative designs.

Nowadays the demand for Japanese beauty products is not only found in Japan but also abroad as well. In this article, we’ll explore their key traits that make them some of the best in the world!

  • 6 min read
Matcha tea is a common and versatile ingredient used in Japanese desserts including cakes, puddings, ice cream, and mochi. You can also use matcha to add flavor to baked goods such as cookies, muffins, and brownies, and it also works well as a topping for fruits such as bananas or strawberries or in healthy smoothie mixes and milkshakes. Read on to discover more about popular matcha sweets you can buy in Japan or try making yourself at home!
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There are a large variety of unique sauces used in Japanese cuisine, for use in cooking hot dishes such as mirin and soy sauce, to condiments and dipping sauces like Japanese mayonnaise. In this article we’ll introduce some of Japan’s most popular sauces that are essential when creating authentic Japanese dishes including; soy sauce, tonkatsu sauce, Japanese mayo, gyoza sauce, yakisoba sauce, mirin, okonomiyaki sauce, wasabi sauce, soba sauce, karashi and Japanese rice vinegar.

  • 9 min read

Do you know your kombu from your wakame? In Japan, not all seaweed is considered equal, with different varieties used in a range of products found in everything from miso soup to sushi rolls. In this article we’ll introduce the main kinds of seaweed you are likely to encounter in everyday Japanese cuisine including; nori, kombu, hijiki, mozuku, wakame and aonori.

  • 6 min read

There are a vast variety of instant noodles in Japan and they are one of the best ways to experience Japanese cuisine even if you do not live in Japan. From globally-known ramen to other oft-mentioned alternatives such as yakisoba (fried noodle typically seasoned with a sauce similar to Worcestershire sauce), udon (thick wheat noodle), soba (buckwheat noodle) or somen (very thin noodle made of wheat flour).

From so many options to choose from it might be difficult sometimes to choose the best noodles so here at Japanese Taste we have curated 10 of the best instant noodles available on our site.

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If you don’t know your kitsune udon from your nagashi somen then read on to learn about the main kinds of Japanese noodles and the most popular ways to eat them. You can also learn about which types of noodles are best if you have special dietary requirements such as gluten free or vegan, why the Japanese slurp their noodles loudly, and other interesting noodle facts!

  • 7 min read

Japan is particularly known for its great selection of collagen supplements. In fact, most Japanese supermarkets and drug stores have a supplement selling space which is entirely dedicated to collagen products. In this article we would like to introduce some of the best Japanese collagen supplements. Also, see here if you wish to check more collagen brand and forms available online at Japanese Taste. 

  • 6 min read

Japanese curry is one of Japan’s most popular dishes, more commonly eaten than sushi and found everywhere from school lunch menus to chain restaurants. Distinctive from its Asian counterparts for its mild yet slightly sweet taste, Japanese curry is bursting with umami flavor despite the lack of spice. From curry roux blocks to ready-made sauce pouches, here are a selection of the most popular Japanese curry brands and products for you to try at home.

  • 5 min read