Just ask Tommy…what is umami?

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One of our staffers just loves to cook. So every time someone has a Japanese cooking question we say – Just ask Tommy..what is umami? You’ve heard it mentioned here and on other foodie sites but have you ever thought what it means? It’s not uncommon for someone to say “hey, that is savory” or “sweet”, or “spicy”.. but umami? …

How to Make the Perfect Bowl of Great Homemade Fresh Ramen

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Want to know a secret?.. you can get the ramen bar experience – at home! Just follow these easy steps on How to Make the Perfect Bowl of Great Homemade Fresh Ramen. 1. The Broth Quality ramen starts, and some say ends, with the broth. You have four main types of ramen broth:  shoyu (soy sauce), miso (fermented soybean paste …

Easy Vegetarian Recipe Ideas

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After a big weekend, I’m looking forward to some fresh and healthy, restorative meals. You, too? You’re in the right place. We have some easy vegetarian recipe ideas that are also vegan ideas when you use our Soba or Udon Premium Salt-free noodles. Welcome to our shortlist of easy vegetarian recipe ideas. We’ve rounded up 5 of the most popular …