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Japanese Taste Blog

Shoyu is simply the Japanese word for soy sauce, and generally refers to the kind commonly used for cooking and as a dipping sauce. The main soy sauce ingredients include soybeans, wheat, salt, and water. The all-purpose soy sauce that is commonly found in supermarkets is a thin, brown liquid made by using a fermenting method known as honjozo in Japanese. In this process, soybeans and wheat are mixed together before mold spores known as koji are added to begin the fermentation process.
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In our last article about the topic we exposed the importance of sun protection and how Japanese sunscreens help better protect from uv damage. Now If you are wondering which Japanese sunscreens to try this summer you should definitely check out this list of most popular sunscreens.

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Hoshigaki, or dried persimmons as we know them in English, are a popular seasonal Japanese snack food made primarily during the autumn months when you can spot persimmon trees laden with their brightly colored orange fruits throughout the country and in supermarkets. Originally from China, persimmons, known as kaki in Japanese, are commonly found in Japan and Korea and make for a sweet, natural snack in their dried form. In Japan, hoshigaki are said to bring good luck and are often eaten on New Year’s Day in a custom known as Hagatame in Japanese.

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Although many people forget about it sun protection is a very important part of the skin care routine since it prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, freckles, spots and ultimately skin cancer caused by ultraviolet rays. To understand how we can protect from sun damage first we have to understand the different uv rays and how they affect our skin.

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Nano Medical Hydroxyapatite (nano  mHAP) is a proprietary form of the calcium phosphate compound hydroxyapatite, originally developed by Sangi and clinically approved as an anti-caries ingredient in Japan in 1993. Nano mHap relieves tooth sensitivity, protects and restores tooth enamel.
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Weipa is made of chicken and pork bones, vegetables and spices and adds a delicious and authentic Chinese flavor to your dishes.

In Japan is a popular seasoning to make instant soups or add flavour and richness to various dishes.

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Santoku knife is an all-purpose kitchen knife originating in Japan and made thinking of “three virtues” or “three uses”.

Concretely the three types of cuts the Santoku knife is specially made for are: slicing, dicing, and mincing. In addition, with a santoku knife you can cut meat, fish and vegetables, making it a very versatile and convenient knife.

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Pocky the famous Japanese snack brand from Osaka based company Ezaki Glico has launched a new product series only available at Narita International Airport. Pocky Première Classe which means First Class in French comes in four variations; Chocolat, Matcha, Cocoa and Adult.

 

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Tsujirihei Honten was established in 1860 and is located in a former refurbished tea factory with many traditional Japanese style elements. Just to see the house and gardens is worth a visit.

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