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Enokitake (榎茸) is the Japanese term for long, thin, pale mushrooms (Flammulina filiformis) often used in soups. It typically grows around enoki trees. Flammulina filiformis is a species of agaric (gilled mushroom) in the family Physalacriaceae. It is well known for its role in Japanese...
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Ekiben (駅弁) refers a bento box bought at a station (駅 eki) to be eaten on the train. The word ekiben comes from "eki", meaning railway station, and "ben", which is short for bento (box meal). The standard ekiben available throughout Japan is known as makunouchi-bento, which typically features...
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Edamame (枝豆) is the Japanese term for green soybeans in the pod. In Japan, the name edamame - commonly used to refer to the dish - means "stem beans" (枝 eda "branch", "stem" and 豆 mame "bean"), because the beans were often sold while still attached to the stem. Edamame are prepared with...
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Ebi (海老) is the Japanese term for shrimps and prawns. Kanji: 海老, 蛯, 鰕 Kana: えび, エビ Romaji: ebi
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Edo (江戸) – the old name of Tokyo when it was the seat of the Tokugawa shogunate. Alternate, outdated spellings include Yedo and Yeddo. Edo (Japanese: 江戸, lit. '"bay-entrance" or "estuary"'), also romanized as Jedo, Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of Tokyo. Edo, formerly a jōkamachi (castle...
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