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Sushiko Pickled Rice

Dec 18, 2018 []

Sushiko Pickled Rice

Originally from the rice country of the Seihoku area in the Tsugaru region, sushiko is a unique Japanese pickle made with rice. Sushiko uses lactic fermentation and is made with steamed mochi rice, pickled red shiso leaves, and fresh vegetables such as cucumber or cabbage. The sweet flavor produced by... read more

Wakaoi Onigiri

Dec 18, 2018 []

Wakaoi Onigiri

The most well-known preparation of rice in Japanese cuisine is, without question, “sushi.” However, the original Japanese soul food is rice balls, or “onigiri.” Wakaoi onigiri is a type of onigiri that uses thin, soft, one-year-old kombu called wakaoi. It is a simple onigiri, in which freshly steamed rice is... read more

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