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While Japan is a Buddhist culture and vegetables are eaten at nearly every meal, strict vegetarianism is rare. Vegans will have a very difficult time in Japan because nearly every Japanese food, especially soups, sauces and condiments usually contain fish in the stock.

How to Make Nukazuke: Fermenting Nukadoko

How to Make Nukazuke: Fermenting the Nukadoko (Nuka Bed) ぬか床の発酵 How to Make Nukazuke: Fermenting the Nukadoko (Nuka Bed) ぬか床の発酵
Nukazuke Report: Our nukadoko is coming along well. The season is cold now so fermenting took some time. I added half a can of Japan’s best beer: Yona Yona Ale and kept the pickle pot warmish for a few days. We added a lot of turnip greens, not to eat…

How to Make Nukazuke: Nukadoko Pickling Bed

How to Make Nukazuke: Nukadoko (Nuka Bed) ぬか床の作り方 How to Make Nukazuke: Nukadoko (Nuka Bed) ぬか床の作り方
We have some favorite shops in Kyoto for nukazuke tsukemono pickles but really wanted to be able to make our own at home. Traditionally every household in Japan made their own pickles, still many do. Nukazuke is quick and easy to make once you have a pickling pot full of fermenting ‘…

Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Toriichi Shinise

Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Toriichi Shinise
Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Specialty Vegetable Store Toriichi Shinise (京特産 とり市老舗 松茸) Matsutake Mushroom at Kyoto Specialty Vegetable Store Toriichi Shinise (京特産 とり市老舗 松茸)
Matsutake is one of the most well loved — and expensive — foods in Japanese cuisine and it has been an autumn favorite in Kyoto throughout the centuries. Matsutake is in season now!…

Depachika: Kamonasu Dengaku

Depachika: Kamonasu Dengaku
Depachika: Kamonasu Dengaku (Baked Eggplant with Miso) 賀茂なす田楽 Depachika: Kamonasu Dengaku (Baked Eggplant with Miso) 賀茂なす田楽 Nasu Dengaku must be one of Japan’s all time greatest dishes!…

homecooking: Nebaneba Hiyashi Udon with Natto, Nagaimo and Okra and Grilled Sawara Fish

homecooking: Nebaneba Hiyashi Udon with Natto, Nagaimo and Okra and Grilled Sawara Fish
homecooking: Nebaneba Hiyashi Udon with Black ‘Kuromame’ Natto, Nagaimo and Okra and Grilled Sawara and Mizunasu Tsukemono homecooking: Nebaneba Hiyashi Udon with Natto, Nagaimo and Okura and Grilled Sawara Fish In Kyoto summer is here! It’s time for cold noodles and vegetables. Natto: Have you heard about natto? Natto is fermented soybeans which due its pungent smell has many detractors. Many people dislike, some even hate natto. But here at KyotoFoodie,…
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