The Ingredient Finder

Japanese Braised Pork Belly (Buta no Kakuni)

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Buta no kakuni, Japanese braised pork belly, is one of those dishes that makes my mouth water just thinking about it.  Tender, juicy chunks of pork belly that have been braised until tender and glazed in a braising liquid made from dashi (Japanese sea stock), mirin, sugar, and soy sauce.

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Beaten Cucumber Pickles with Benimosu

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Benimosu no Tataki Kyuri, or Beaten Cucumber Pickles drizzled with Purple Sweet Potato Vinegar—a simple Japanese pickle that highlights the quality of the ingredients used, and a great way to work out some aggression in the kitchen.  I’ve talked about tsukemono, or Japanese pickles, before, but we’re going to touch on it again today.  We’re […]

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