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What’s a Ja-pantry, you ask? Click our link in bio to learn more about what you need to make your homemade Japanese cuisine sing. We break down the essentials of a Japanese pantry: baby bok choy, ginger, kombu, mirin, miso, ramen, rice vinegar, sesame, and more.
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While next week’s menu is inspired by the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival happening half a world away, our own backyard has been in full bloom, or should we say #superbloom . Heavy California rains over the winter have inspired our hillsides to rise up in thick carpets of wildflowers across the state. These beautiful blooms bridge a wealth of water into the regrowth and sunshine we’re looking forward to in the upcoming months.
83224 March, 2019
🍙These adorable rice snacks are ubiquitous in Japan, where they’re available in convenience stores, train stations, and now, your kitchen. They’re an invitation to be creative and use whatever you have on hand, from tuna, smoked salmon, or leftover pieces of fish to vegetables, such as cucumber, cooked greens, or chopped asparagus. Chicken, shredded beef, and pork are delicious options too.
146023 March, 2019
Ever grated an egg before? Next week’s Seared Chicken Breasts with Tomato Salsa, Asparagus, and Chopped Eggs lets you flex a new, fancy skill that’s really ~grate~.
237323 March, 2019
You’ve heard it before, but you probably need to hear it again: drink up. It’s #nationalwaterday and we’re dialing in on the importance of hydration. Here are just a few reasons to fill that up bottle right now (full article linked in bio). Proper hydration:
💧Regulates body temperature
💧Transportes oxygen and nutrients in the body
129222 March, 2019
Life’s all about finding balance. Our co-founder @tylereyeballz is getting the hang of it with his daughter, Myla.
205422 March, 2019
In continuation of our spring celebration month, we’re getting ready for next week’s menu, inspired by the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival. Around the world, the first signs of spring are often marked by more hours of daylight, warmer temperatures, and blossoming flowers. In Japan, the pink blooms on the cherry blossom trees, known as sakura, signify the start of the season. While the festival is meant to celebrate the arrival of spring, an old Japanese proverb, hana yori dango (“dumplings rather than flowers”) teases that the real allure of the celebration is the food and drinks, rather than the trees themselves. Check out the menu to explore the light and refined, yet easy-to-make, dishes we’ve created for you.
152122 March, 2019
🍕 We weren’t shy with the toppings on these personal flatbread pizzas. You may want to enjoy them with a knife and fork.
“Much like the U.S., Japan is in the midst of a craft beer renaissance, and Japanese craft breweries are utilizing local ingredients to cater to local palates. Some of the more obscure beers I’ve had the privilege of drinking in Japan are oyster stouts (brewed with real oysters); ales brewed with green tea (matcha), yuzu (citrus), tuna (bonito), mushroom, maple, pumpkin (kabocha), sake yeast, ginger; and hinoki (Japanese cypress). I’m still waiting for a soy sauce ale, wasabi ale, and California roll ale.” - Koji Hamada, Sun Basket Data Scientist & Resident cicerone in training
92220 March, 2019
🍵 In anticipation of 🌸 Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival, we’re whipping out one of our very favorite Japanese ingredients: the almighty matcha. For the uninitiated, matcha is a powdered green tea. While most teas are steeped in hot water and strained, matcha is whisked to a froth and drunk, tea leaves and all. Because you’re essentially eating the matcha, you end up with at least 10x the nutritional content of traditional green tea and a caffeine buzz that lasts longer than one from coffee. Head to our link in bio to learn even more.