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A taste of authentic Japanese cuisine, flavors in Houston

HOUSTON – While the world’s biggest sporting event is taking place thousands of miles away, many Houstonians can appreciate Japanese cuisine in the heart of Houston, in fact, right in River Oaks.

Shun Japanese Kitchen is home to many authentic Japanese flavors and values. The chef, Naoki Yoshida or Nao-san, said his goal with his restaurant is to highlight the beauty and flavors of Japanese cuisine. From the design of the restaurant to the ways he innovates the menu, Shun Japanese Kitchen is as fresh as it gets!

Touches of Tokyo line the walls and ceiling of Shun, a restaurant

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Mizu opens to serve Japanese food, seafood in Charlotte NC

Mizu, opening in the Hyatt Centric Southpark Charlotte, will focus on seafood prepared with Japanese techniques.

Mizu, opening in the Hyatt Centric Southpark Charlotte, will focus on seafood prepared with Japanese techniques.

Live-fire cooking and skyline views define the dining experience at Mizu, set to open on Thursday. Situated on the top floor of the Hyatt Centric SouthPark, Mizu is the newest restaurant from Charleston-based Indigo Road Hospitality Group, which brought Charlotte O-Ku and Oak Steakhouse.

Inspired by the wood-fired Robata grills of Japan, the seafood-forward menu will infuse Southern influences with Asian flavors and traditions of ancient Japanese cooking. Though the Robata grill method — utilizing an open flame

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Traditional Japanese Food May Hold Building Blocks of COVID-19 Treatments

Newswise — Natto, a fermented soybean dish often served for breakfast in Japan, originated at the turn of the last millennium but may hold an answer to a modern problem: COVID-19, according to a new study based on cell cultures.

Long thought to contribute to longer, healthier lives across Japan — the country with the longest life expectancy on Earth and home to more than a quarter of the world’s population aged 65 years or older — natto was previously found to be a diet staple in those who were least likely to die from stroke or cardiac disease. Now,

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Kenzi Hibachi Express to open in Pekin with Japanese food

Kenzi Hibachi Express is coming to Pekin at least partially as a result of a Google search on the part of the restaurant’s co-owners.

When Ikomang Kembaryasa and his wife, Niwayan K.S. Utari, decided to relocate from Rockford and open a Japanese restaurant, they were searching for a community where they could break new ground. They chose Pekin because it was a community where they could be the first to offer Japanese cuisine.

“I was searching for places that don’t have a lot of Asian food,” said Kembaryasa. “When Pekin came up, we saw they don’t have any Japanese restaurants

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Nisei looks to usher in a new era of Japanese fine dining in S.F. Here’s a first look inside

San Francisco’s Japanese fine dining scene is entering a new era with next week’s arrival of Restaurant Nisei.

Opening Aug. 18 in the former La Folie space at 2316 Polk St., Restaurant Nisei will see chef David Yoshimura present modern Japanese dishes across 12 courses for $157. Formerly the chef de cuisine at San Francisco’s Michelin-starred Californios, Yoshimura is applying an American tasting menu format to traditional Japanese flavors. He’s also avoiding sushi, which currently dominates high-end Japanese restaurant experiences in the city.

Next door is Bar Iris, a cocktail lounge decked out with midcentury modern furniture and an emphasis

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Adam Liaw’s unauthorised guide to Japanese home cooking

Has the Tokyo Olympics had you dreaming of sporting excellence and a Japanese holiday, only to have you come crashing back to the reality that you’re unlikely to win gold in the pool, or even travel interstate, let alone overseas, any time in the foreseeable future?

Even a night out at a Japanese restaurant can run anywhere from hard to get, to downright illegal, depending on what state you live in.

Your best bet, my friends, is to bring Japanese cuisine into your own kitchen.

Let me start by saying that I didn’t grow up eating Japanese food.

I probably

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How to steal your senpai’s technique with Japanese chef Chase Kojima | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw | TV

— The Cook Up with Adam Liaw airs weeknights on SBS Food at 7.00pm. Chase Kojima’s Japanese episode airs Tuesday, 10 August. Each episode will be made available after broadcast on SBS On Demand. — 


The New York Times’ Malcolm Gladwell wrote that it takes 10,000 hours to learn and master a skill. Nothing yet has been widely said about stealing a skill, but in Chase Kojima’s case and in all sense of the word, he stole his technique from his legendary sushi chef father and mentor.

“You cannot expect people to teach you. You need to steal the skill