Japan

Ginger Paste

5 Ways to Use Ginger Paste

Ginger paste is a versatile alternative to using fresh ginger. Read on for ideas about how to incorporate it into dishes.

Blueberry Matcha Tea Powder

Blueberry Matcha Syrup

This simple syrup, spiked with matcha tea, adds wonderful earthy flavor to cocktails and smoothies

Matcha Smoothie

Coconut-Matcha Breakfast Smoothie

Unlike coffee, matcha offers that morning caffeine boost without the negative side effects of the jitters or caffeine crash. This breakfast smoothie will keep you amped for the day

Marinated Steak with Watercress

5 Ways to Use Ponzu Sauce

Ponzu sauce releases the distinctive and most prized of Japanese flavors: umami. Read on for ideas about how to incorporate this ingredient into a variety of dishes

Tomato Water Soba Noodles

Tomato Water Soba Noodle

To make this fresh, Italian-inspired Japanese noodle dish, Chef Chris Jaeckle makes a savory broth with tomato water and olive oil

Chris Jaeckle

Meet the Chef: Chris Jaeckle, Japan

Curating Chef of the Japan Box, Chris Jaeckle talks about his cooking style and the striking similarity between Italian and Japanese cuisines.