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Nishime A traditional Japanese vegetable stew sometimes prepared with either pork or chicken. A very comforting dish you will typically find at households to celebrate special occasions. A sure find at any okazuya-type restaurant. Similar to the Chinese Jai, the ingredients have different meanings for joy, happiness, prosperity and cleansing. We are fortunate here that we are able to find the many Japanese vegetables year round.

Wafu Dressing (Japanese Salad Dressing)

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Umami-Filled Imitation Crab Croquettes

Also good with cheese-filled imitation crab. These fried croquettes will fill you right up. Healthy with lots of umami (savory) flavor. Goes with wine.