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10days at a Koji maker : Miyamoto Koji-ten
10days at a Koji maker : Miyamoto Koji-ten

Engulfed by the great scent of steamed rice, the Miyamoto Koji-ten begins the day. The pure white steam fills inside of the Koji room and overflows in the garden.

Katsuobushi: Is it fermented?
Katsuobushi: Is it fermented?

Katsuobushi has an important roll in Japanese cuisine and I love it. However, it's difficult to explain the differences of products, how it's made and how it's fermented. So, I visited a factory to learn more about it.

Harvesting fresh tea: a report from an organic tea farm.
Harvesting fresh tea: a report from an organic tea farm.

May is the season of fresh green tea. In the early summer sun, tea trees stretch shiny green leaves to the sky. How fresh tea are made?

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Miso S.O.S. ' Is this mold?'
Miso S.O.S. ' Is this mold?'
Why is my Miso moldy?
Why is my Miso moldy?
How can I remove mold from my Miso?
How can I remove mold from my Miso?
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Straw wine
Straw wine

Vietnam's alcohol which is fermented in a jug then drunk directly from it by sucking through bamboo straws. 2020, May, 10

Tuong Ban : a fermented confident of Vietnam.
Tuong Ban : a fermented confident of Vietnam.

Nor Miso and soy sauce

Northern Vietnam's Amazake: Cơm Rượu Nếp Cẩm.
Northern Vietnam's Amazake: Cơm Rượu Nếp Cẩm.

Cơm Rượu Nếp Cẩm is a wonderful fermented rice dessert. Here's the report about how it is taste like and how it is made? ​

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Japanese sour Napa (Lacto fermented)
Japanese sour Napa (Lacto fermented)

Here's the recipe of Hakusaizuke/sour Napa. This is one of the Japanese winter pickles, which is Lacto fermented like sauerkraut. It will taste a bit sour but mild, fresh and crunchy on the white part.

Amazake (Rice Koji drink)
Amazake (Rice Koji drink)
Simple Koji condiments
Simple Koji condiments