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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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Grilled Japanese Eggplant (Yaki Nasu)

Chilled yaki nasu or grilled Japanese eggplant is a delicious and quick summer dish that can easily be incorporated into your Japanese meal.

Okinawa Dango

Okinawa dango is a favorite summer dessert at Japanese Obon festivals and is a cake-like donut hole that is garnished with sweet powder sugar.

Myoga Ginger Pickled in Miso

White miso pickled Japanese myoga ginger is a simple yet refreshing summer side dish that is bursting with sweet, savory, and vinegary goodness.

Edamame Mixed Rice (Maze Gohan)

Edamame mixed rice, or Japanese maze gohan, is a simple yet delicious brown rice bursting with edamame, nametake (seasoned mushrooms), and seaweed.

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.

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