Japan

Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin)

Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin)

Kabocha or more commonly known as Japanese pumpkin is a common vegetable seen during late Summer and early Autumn. It is a beautiful squash similar to butternut squash, but has a more sweeter flavour in comparison. It has very moist and soft in texture. The skin is edible as well and it is what keeps the pumpkin intact. It is a common side dish in Japanese cuisine. 

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Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

Uncle Tetsu has been all the rage in Toronto ever since it opened up on Bay and Dundas. Line-ups would start before the store was open. Some people could be waiting up to 3 hours just to try a piece of Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake! What was so special about this Japanese cheesecake? Isn’t it the same as the ones in the Asian bakery stores?

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