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Not All White Rice Tastes the Same
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, shinmai, new harvest rice, onigiri, rice ball, taste, season, delicious, umeboshi, culture )

Naoko
- 3182 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
The best way to savor "shinmai" - new harvest rice - is to serve it as unadorned as possible. A plain bowl of steaming hot shinmai, topped with an umeboshi plum, some gomashio (sesami salt) or even just a sprinkle of sea salt is delicious.
A Fresh Approach to Japanese Food
Offbeat  (tags: umeboshi, dried plum, Japan, French-German, Odawara, preserved, fresh, fragrance, Edo Period, change )

Naoko
- 3395 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Nicolas Soergei graciously brings two tiny plates to the table. They each contain three pinkish "umeboshi" (salted, dry plums), but those on one plates have been preserved for just one year ; the ones on the other plate - whose skins are a little more
Japan's Favourite Hangover Cures
Offbeat  (tags: hangover, alcohol, festive season, veisalgia, cure, fruits, drink, umeboshi, intolerance, Japanese, Asian )

Naoko
- 3490 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Tis the season to be jolly. And when you've finished being jolly, tis the season to wake up with veisalgia, more popularly known as a hangover. The punishment begins when alcohol reaches your brain and tells your pituitary grands to stop producing
   

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