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    Thanksgiving Dinner with Japanese Flavors

    Just to be clear, this isn't a Japanese meal in any sense: it's the classic American Thanksgiving incorporating Japanese flavors and ingredients. But it is stunning how well such flavors…

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    Everyone knows poke with rice, but how about bread? This is a mashup of a Japanese egg sando with spicy tuna poke.

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    How to Make Japanese-Style Fried Chicken

    Learn the secrets to this juicy, tender favorite.

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    Chicken Nanban with Sweet-and-Sour Tare & Tartar Sauce

    While most styles of Japanese fried chicken are double-fried, this version (nanban translates to foreign, referring to a Portuguese-Spanish influence) is coated in an egg batter, fried once, and then…

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    Tatsutaage (Japanese Marinated and Fried Chicken)

    This style of fried chicken is served without a dipping sauce because of its richly flavored marinade. Swap tamari for soy sauce to make it gluten-free.

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    Nagoya-Style Fried Chicken (Tebasaki)

    These chicken wings are fried twice for crunch, then tossed in a flavorful sauce while still hot and seasoned with sesame seeds and plenty of black pepper. Nagoya, a city…

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    Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken Thighs) with Yurinchi Tare

    This dish uses boneless skin-on chicken thighs. Debone the chicken yourself or ask your butcher to do it. The salty, slightly sweet tare sauce is the perfect accompaniment to the…

  • chicken katsu sandwich

    Crispy Chicken Katsu Sandwich

    This Japanese fast-food favorite pairs perfectly with a simple, refreshing cucumber salad on the side.

  • Soba Noodles with Pork

    Cha Soba Noodles with Ginger, Mushrooms, and Pork

    Cha soba noodles are subtly flavored with green tea and pair well with the spicy, gingery, tangy notes in the pork. Look for them where you buy noodles; if you…

  • Goma dressing

    Goma Dressing

    Use this flavorful dressing on delicate Asian salad leaves or stirred through heartier stir-fried greens. Goma means sesame in Japanese, and the earthy flavor sesame seeds lend to this dressing…

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