Japan Culinair: Umami

Japan Culinair: Umami

Umami, the 5th Taste The taste of umami [旨み] was discovered by Professor Kikunae Ikeda in the beginning of the 20th century. It was a whole century before the umami taste receptors on the tongue were discovered by scientists in 2002, next to our tastes of sweet, sour,...
Japan Culinair: Yakitori

Japan Culinair: Yakitori

A favorite Japanese food of mine is yakitori [焼き鳥]. It is not just the often boisterous and happy places where you can eat it, meet “the locals” and study your Japanese language lessons. But it is also the idea of eating most parts of an animal with hardly any waste....
Japan Culinair: Tamagodashimaki

Japan Culinair: Tamagodashimaki

Tamagodashimaki (卵だし巻き) is sometimes called a “Japanese Omelet”.I do not think it is like an omelet at all, except for the fact that it contains egg and that it is fried. The Japanese version is creamy, sweet and savoury at the same time. When visiting Japan, one of...

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