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Shopping for My "Woman in the Dunes" Osaka-Style Japanese Menu

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This Month's Film: Woman in the Dunes
Cuisine: Japanese

Since I make so much Asian food, I often shop at Asian markets in the SF Bay Area to keep my fridge and pantry stocked with the basics for all the major Asian cuisines. So when it came time to shop for my Osaka-style Japanese menu, there wasn't much missing from my ingredient list, most of which were fresh ingredients, and they were all available locally. The only missing item is the Japanese mayonnaise known as Kewpie, which is loaded with MSG, which I'm allergic to. So I'm going to improvise my own approximation of it for my okonomiyaki pancakes.

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