How-Tos

Learn the basic tips and techniques in Japanese cooking with these helpful How-To pages. From gyoza-wrapping, how to thinly slice meat to how to store cooked rice, we’ve got you covered. Follow along and you’ll be a confident cook in no time!

Osechi ryori in 3 tier boxes.
Thickening a Japanese simmered dish with cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce.

How to Thicken Sauce and Soup (Cornstarch Slurry) in Japanese Cooking

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Learn how to thicken sauces and soups with cornstarch slurry. This technique helps to...
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