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Bento Box Lunches for Back to School

Bento box lunches make it easy to sit down, relax, and savor the experience of eating a delicious, balanced meal no matter where you are. So go ahead and bento this year and make lunch a highlight of the day.

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Food for Camping in the Great Outdoors

If you haven’t gone camping yet this year, there’s still time to plan that glorious weekend in the sunshine – with hikes, refreshing swims in the lake and cooking under the stars.

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Cooking Essentials: Marinades

Want to elevate your cooking without spending hours in the kitchen? Stock your pantry with easy-meal-solution-marinades. When you marinate your meat, veggies or fish with Yamasa’s delicious range of sauces and broths before cooking, every bite is infused with flavor. Anywhere from a few hours to a few days will work. Then watch your meals go from something everyday to something really special.

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The sweet tang of teriyaki is a crowd-pleaser.

Teriyaki is a cooking method that involves coating food with a sauce of shoyu, sake, mirin, and sugar, then grilling it. This mouthwatering sauce creates a beautiful, amber-colored glaze on the finished dish. “Teri” means shine in Japanese, while “Yaki” means grill. Teriyaki is authentically Japanese but you may be more familiar with the American version sauce.

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9 Must-Try Japanese Street Foods

There’s nothing quite like the incredible tastes, scents and sizzle you find when you happen upon street vendors, whether you’re exploring the streets of a city or happen upon a cultural festival. If you find yourself in the right place at the right time, there are a slew of Japanese cultural festivals that offer an incredible opportunity to experience the local cuisines from around Japan.

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Japanese Pantry Staples: Shoyu, Sake and Mirin

A well-stocked pantry is the secret to successful home cooking. With the right pantry staples on hand, you can always make a delicious meal – whether you’ve just returned from the market or haven’t been shopping in days. When it’s Japanese cuisine on your menu, three key ingredients will give you the authentic flavors you’re looking for.

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Japanese Deserts and Sweets

Aesthetic appeal and nuanced flavors are two hallmarks of Japanese cuisine. Whether stopping for a snack on the street or heading out for a fine dining experience, the presentation and ingredients of Japanese baking can stop you in your tracks and deliver an experience worth savoring.

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Your Sushi Menu Explained

Going out for sushi with friends or family is as fun and collaborative as a meal can get. However, sitting down with a sushi menu can be an overwhelming experience. Knowing where to start – and what you’ll like – isn’t always obvious. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you get started.

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Japanese American Cuisine - Why It’s Different

Japanese American cooking is where these two mighty cuisines come together, bringing the best of both worlds - time honored traditional cooking methods with seasonal and fresh ingredients combined with bold, juicy flavors and packed with umami.

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Cooking Fresh Is Best

The best Chefs across the globe will attribute their most famous dishes to the quality of the produce they have at their fingertips. Ingredients that when eaten raw or cooked fresh are bursting with flavor and retain the much-needed nutrients that enhance our diets and keep us healthy.

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From Choshi, Chiba, Japan to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

After nearly 400 years brewing only in Japan, Yamasa was looking for the perfect U.S.location to open an additional brewery. We found it – in the shadow of the Cascades in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley.

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The Ramen Shop 101

At Yamasa, we’ve got three delicious ramen broths for you to choose from, all depending on your culinary mood. Each one of them originates from the best flavors of traditional ramen shops in Japan.

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How is Shoyu Manufactured?

We produce the very best shoyu in our state-of-the-art plant, but brewing processes remain the same as in 1645. Our shoyu has been preferred among the majority of high-end Japanese restaurants, sushi, and kabayaki-eel restaurants. Find out more about how it's manufactured.

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The History of Shoyu (Japanese Soy Sauce)

“Shoyu”, the Japanese name for soy sauce, first came into usage during the Muromachi Period, and the word appears in a dictionary written in the early 1500s.

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What is Brewed Shoyu?

It is a glutamine acid that takes a very important role in making soy sauce’s UMAMI. A thick and high-quality soy sauce contains about 1.5%.

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What is the difference between Yamasa Reduced Sodium Shoyu to Regular Shoyu?

Soy sauce is widely known for being one of the best condiments that you can find on the market. It’s one of the oldest condiments in the world, and its ingredients can bring a majestic taste to your food. The problem that people have is figuring out what makes Less Salt Soy Sauce different when compared to regular soy sauce. Here are some things you should consider.

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