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Regional Recipe - Ramen

Ramen
Regional Recipe - Ramen
Ramen means “pulled noodles” in Japanese. It consists of thin wheat noodles served in a rich broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, nori, soft boiled egg, and green onions. INGREDIENTS 4 cups mushroom or vegetable stock reduced sodium 3 cloves garlic minced 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root grated 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1/2 cup shitake mushrooms sliced 2 tablespoons red pepper minced 9 ounces ramen noodles…

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Mt Fuji climb, Japan

Mt Fuji sunrise at the summit
Mt Fuji climb, Japan
Cherry blossoms, golden temples and bullet trains are much photographed icons of Japan. Another icon, Mt Fuji, offers a literal ‘boots on the ground’ experience that also comes with huge bragging rights. Don’t speak Japanese? Here is why communication isn’t an issue; a third of all Mt Fuji climbers are foreigners, which underscores just how popular this trek is. Bilingual guides are available on request. At 12,388’ high, this perfectly conical volcano is not only a rewarding climb…

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