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Components of a Traditional Japanese Meal


To understand Japanese cuisine, it is helpful to understand the components  of a basic Japanese meal.  Start by reading this article and in no time you'll be able to create delicious Japanese meals at home. 

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Chilled Okra Salad

A simple yet elegant Japanese okra salad, chilled to perfection and garnished with dried bonito flakes and soy sauce. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Baked Dynamite

Delicious and rich Japanese restaurant-style dynamite appetizer in individual cups made with mixed seafood and topped with masago (capelin roe) caviar.

Grilled Miso Salmon

Gilled miso marinated salmon steaks bursting with savory sweet umami flavor.

White Miso Marinade

Easy to make miso marinade with unlimited applications!

Introduction to Traditional Japanese Meal

Introduction to a traditional Japanese meal and what to expect.

Spicy Edamame (Soy Beans)

Fiery appetizer of savory and spicy edamame seasoned with garlic, sesame oil, chili oil and Japanese 7-chili pepper spices.

Tempura Squid (Ika)

Tempura squid (ika) is a Japanese dish of battered and deep fried squid.

Chi Chi Dango Mochi

Chi chi dango is a Japanese dessert of bite-sized mochi (rice cake) that is pillowy soft and sweetened with sugar and coconut milk.

Ground Beef Wontons

Ground beef filled wontons are great as a snack or meal, and always a hit as finger food for parties. It's also a popular Japanese obon festival food in the West.

Simmered Bamboo Shoots (Takenoko No Nimono)

Japanese recipe for simmered bamboo shoots with bonito flakes (katsuobushi), takenoko no nimono, or takenoko no tosanai.

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