Recipe: Spicy California Roll Dip — Recipes from The Kitchn

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California rolls may be a sushi restaurant staple, but they're not really a make-ahead dish since the seaweed gets soggy quickly. It also takes some time to make enough rolls to feed a crowd. Turning it into a dip served with seaweed instead of crackers takes much less time, and people will love making their own sushi bites!


How To Make Japanese Soy Sauce Eggs (Shoyu-zuke Tamago) — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

With Easter just behind us, we have eggs on the brain — specifically soy sauce (shoyu) eggs. These delicious, salty, umami-rich soft-cooked eggs are traditionally used as a garnish for ramen, served cut in half so their beautiful, just barely set yolks are revealed. They make all manner of things — including grain bowls and porridge — more delicious. They're pretty divine on their own, too, as a satisfying high-protein snack.

These Japanese eggs are easy. Here's how to make them any time your heart desires the perfect salty, savory, creamy egg.


5 Things We Learned About Ramen from Tampopo — Great Food Movies

Ramen is now a familiar part of American cuisine. You might think of instant noodles, your favorite ramen joint, and even trendy takes on the Japanese noodle soup like ramen burgers. But back in 1985, the year of the now-cult film Tampopo's release, ramen hadn't yet hit the mainstream. In his four-star review of the film, Rogert Ebert lauds the film's "satire of Clint Eastwood's spaghetti Westerns" and depiction of the "search for the perfect noodle," but never once uses the term "ramen."

Tampopo may have been one of the first depictions of ramen in American pop culture, and we can't imagine a better first introduction.


Recipe: Easy One-Pot Chicken Teriyaki with Vegetables and Rice — Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

This hearty dish, made on the stovetop in a Dutch oven, is an all-in-one dinner. Packed with crisp-tender vegetables and juicy chicken, and glossed-up with an easy homemade teriyaki sauce, this colorful one-pot dinner is a meal that pleases many a palate and is decidedly kid-friendly.


Kit Kat Sushi Is Beautiful, Sweet, and Now a Reality in Tokyo — On Trend

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If you love sushi but your boyfriend or girlfriend can't stand raw fish, you might finally have the perfect sushi date waiting in Tokyo. Japan's first Kit Kat sushi shop hits the streets of Tokyo February 2 (today!) and will sell a limited quantity of sweet sushi through February 4.


Shop Your Soup: A Grocery List for Making the Best Miso Soup at Home — The Asian Soup Pot

Miso soup is divine in its simplicity, as it requires just a few ingredients — most of which you can find at your local grocery store. The base ingredients for making miso soup's base (dashi) keep well in the pantry, while the miso itself has a long refrigerator shelf life. Once you stock your kitchen with three essentials, you'll only need to pick up a few accompaniments when the craving for miso soup strikes.

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