Pantry Ingredients

Here’s a one-stop guide to more than 50 ingredients that are essential for making Japanese dishes. From staples like starchy short-grained rice to a uniquely flavoured condiment made from Yuzu and Chilli bits, here in Pantry Ingredients I share information like nutrition facts, buying tips etc. about the common and uncommon Japanese ingredients used in the recipes featured in Geri&Plates.DSC_2706

You need authentic ingredients to make authentic food. Learn how to choose and buy the right one and starts cooking like a pro anytime! Find out more in details about the various ingredients I have been using by clicking on the links below.


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20 condiments I use

I used to think it’s difficult to make a good authentic Japanese home dish but I was wrong. Japanese never use any complicated seasoning in their cooking – five basic condiments are all they need to bring out the greatness of each and every ingredients. They called these five condiments – “sa-shi-su-se-so seasoning”. 

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What is Yakumi?

Spice up your Japanese dishes a little bit more with Yakumi 薬味 やくみ ! They are the natural condiments that not only bring extra fragrance to your cooking, they also help to work up your appetite. I love to sprinkle some Shiso leaves, garlic, leek, yuzu fruit, wasabi, grated daikon, chilli, ginger and sesame seeds over the top of my dishes as a finishing touch.

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summer veggies & fruits

In Season Now

With summer finally came upon us now, it is a good time to prepare and learn how to ease our body from the soaring temperatures. By eating in-season fruits and vegetables in particular, can naturally and effectively help to reduce internal heat in our bodies. Below shows some prominent ones, include these foods in your summer diet to stay well-hydrated and healthy.

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Some dry stuffs

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