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Japanese Food Glossary


Familiarizing yourself with the ingredients and terms used in washoku can be a daunting task, given that many of them are unique to  Japanese cuisine. To make it as easy as possible, we’ve provided this handy glossary for reference that you can use in any situation involving Japanese food, from dining out to grocery shopping and making recipes.

Just click on the first initial of the ingredient or term you’d like to know more about below.

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