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Sushi chef training in Japan (Itamae 板前修業)

The chef of Japanese restaurant or Sushi restaurant are called “Itamae (板前)”.“Ita (板)” means a counter. “mae (前)” means ahead. The chef’s top is called “Hanaita (花板)”. Japanese cuisine that Itamae cooks in front of the customer.Therefore, failure and cheating are never allowed.  Today, I talk about real sushi chef of Japanese cuisine “Itamae (板前)”. …

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Onomatopoeia of foods in Japanese 1 (オノマトペ)

Do you know Onomatopoeia? This means  sound effects often used in manga, like “bang” ,”boon”. We use onomatopoeia in ordinary conversation. For example, crunchy is often expressed by Japanese as “Kari kari”,”Pori pori “,”Bori bori”,and”Gari gari”. We use different expressions depending foods. I can not introduce all of them, because, there are approx. 4500 expression …

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