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Japanese Pantry Staples

Build Your Own Japanese Pantry

Japanese cuisine, like that of the majority of its Asian neighbors, is based largely on rice. You'll want to keep a bag of sushi rice ($4) on hand for California rolls, vegetarian sushi rolls, nigiri, and the like; consider investing in other varieties to round out your options.

dashi, a fundamental (and quick to make) Japanese stock is likely at
$7
$9
pork tonkatsu and the breaded cutlets at the base of many Japanese curry
$1
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