Popular chilled Japanese noodle dishes include soba, udon, cha soba, somen, and hiyashi chyuka. These refreshing dishes are simple and easy to prepare.
“Cha soba” is a thin Japanese soba noodle infused with green tea or “ocha”, made of buckwheat flour or “soba-ko”, wheat flour or “komugi-ko”, green tea.
Nagaimo (Japanese mountain yam) salad is an elegant appetizer of raw, crisp yam that can be prepared quickly and is served with soy sauce and simple garnishes.
Avocado wontons are fried gyoza wrappers with a filling of fresh chopped avocados and apricot soy dipping sauce. A great appetizer for the summer.
Sophisticated dish of Japanese skewered beef or kushiyaki with bold Asian flavors bursting with savory and sweet goodness. Perfect for grilling season.
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 is a favorite summer dessert at Japanese Obon festivals and is a cake-like donut hole that is garnished with sweet powder sugar.
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, or Japanese maze gohan, is a simple yet delicious brown rice bursting with edamame, nametake (seasoned mushrooms), and seaweed.
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.