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Japanese Pantry Staples

Build Your Own Japanese Pantry

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The next time a craving for sushi, soba, tonkatsu, or other Japanese dishes strikes, try your hand at whipping up one of these delights at home instead of dining out. But before you begin, it's time to take to your local Asian supermarket (or shop online) to stock up on the basics; keep reading for a rundown of pantry staples.

dashi, a fundamental (and quick to make) Japanese stock is likely at
$7
pork tonkatsu and the breaded cutlets at the base of many Japanese curry
$1
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