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Cooking Challenge: Fuki (Japanese Butterbur) Aoni

Japanese Cooking: Fuki (Japanese butterbur) featured

How's your week so far? This week started with a rainy day. Rainy season is coming up. Speaking of season, I got fresh fuki (Japanese butterbur) from a friend, which is now in season. Maybe I had one before but I haven't tried cooking it. My friend gave me a rough

Pre-cooking Bamboo Shoots For The First Time

Bamboo Shoots: Ready for pre-cooking

When you think of the words "bamboo" and "Japan", what are the things you imagine first? I'd guess it would be "Kaguya-hime no Monogatari" (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) or the famous bamboo forest in Sagano, Kyoto (usually featured on travel guide books). In Japan, I often see bamboo trees