Hijiki

Hijiki is a wild sea vegetable that is an important ingredient for Japanese cuisine.  It is a good source of fiber, calcium, and iron. The main cultivation season

Otoshi buta

Otoshi buta is a Japanese “drop lid” typically made from wood, although nowadays silicon, plastic, and other materials are also used.  “Drop lid” means it is small enough

Abura-age

Abura-age is a type of prepared tofu that you might know from inari-sushi or as an ingredient in miso soup – it is thinly sliced and deep fried