Cooking | Food/Drink

Ume – Japanese plums

What is Ume? Where did it come from? “Ume” means Japanese plums in Japanese. You may have heard of “Umeboshi” in Japanese which are pickled Japanese plums that we normally eat with white rice in Japan. In Japan, there is an old saying that “coarse tea and Japanese plum a day keeps the doctor away” […]

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Ume (Plum) flower

History of Ume flower Since Ume-tree is the first to blossom (i.e. the tree starts to blossom in the coldest time of the winter), Ume has been appreciated by people in China for many years. As Ume flower blooms in the midst of the cold winter, people see the flower as a human being who […]

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