9 Reasons to Drink Matcha Green Tea to Kick Start Your Healthy Lifestyle

Green tea is regarded by many nutrition experts as one of the items on any top 10 list of super foods in terms of antioxidant quantity, health benefits or weight loss. In particular is the green tea powder called Matcha – which is made from stone ground natural green tea leaves grown in Japan. But …

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The Best Everyday Asian Salad Dressing

Similar to the classic oil and vinegar recipe in the West, Asians have incorporated soy sauce into their salad dressings which have become very popular.  If you go to the Asian supermarket in the states, there are a variety of Asian style dressings but sometimes I find them just a bit too sweet.  With just …

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Ginger Tips and Recipes to Fight the Flu

What do you eat when you have the flu?  Is it the standard chicken soup and soda crackers, which is always so comforting? Do you make sure you have lots of liquids that include hot lemon and honey tea?  These always do wonders for me, but being Asian, sometimes I crave Asian flavors when sick. …

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How to choose Soy Sauce or Shoyu?

Shoyu, or soy sauce made from fermented soybeans, is a liquid flavor base of many Asian recipes, and I would say the main ingredient in Japanese food. I also believe shoyu is addictive.  It is known that when traveling outside Japan, many older generation Japanese bring their favorite brand of shoyu with them.  However as …

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