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Japanese Convenience Store

Family Mart Coffee

Don't you love Japanese convenience stores? They have everything and are surprisingly clean, too! Recently, they have made tasty, convenient coffee stations that I wanted to investigate so I visited Family Mart headquarters!

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Okinawan Donuts

Sata Andagi Recipe

How to easily make sata andagi donuts at home with just eggs, vegetable oil, and deep frying oil. This recipe uses Kokuto Sata Andagi Mix, but do not fret, you can buy it right here online! Or if you already have plain sata andagi mix, you can add your own kokuto (brown sugar).

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Okinawan Alcohol

Awamori Recipes

This is a short, simple video on easy-to-make drinks using the Okinawan alcohol, Awamori. Awamori is low in calories and better for the body than other alcohols due to some nutrition content. It is a liquor so don't drink too much!

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How to Make 'Yurine Lily Bulb Garlic Fry'

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How to Prep and Store Purple Sweet Potato 'Beni-imo'

How to Prep and Store Purple Sweet Potato 'Beni-imo'

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How to Make 'Beni-imo Purple Sweet Potato Paste'

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How to Prep and Store Lily Bulb 'Yurine'

How to Prep and Store Lily Bulb 'Yurine'

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How to Make 'Miso Soup with Butter Potato Slices'

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How to Make 'Hechima Salad Sticks & Dip'

How to Make 'Hechima Salad Sticks & Dip'

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