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Ideas for a Potluck


Do you want to bring a Japanese-style dish for a potluck party? Potluck food should be easy to transport and easy to eat. Here are some ideas.

Cucumber Rolls

This sushi isn't made with raw fish, so you can safely bring to a potluck. Serve soy sauce and wasabi on the side.


Yakisoba is a fried noodle with vegetables and meats. It's often cooked on BBQ in Japan. You might want to reheat yakisoba in the microwave before serving.


Inarizushi is known as brown bag sushi which rice is packed in seasoned aburaage (fried tofu) pouches. It's easy to eat.

Seared New Potatoes

This is a popular Japanese new potato dish. It has a sweet soy sauce flavor.

Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are made with ground chicken and shiitake. Serve with soy sauce and karashi mustard.

Potato Salad

It's a potato salad made with colorful ingredients and Japanese mayonnaise.

Rice Balls

Rice balls are called onigiri in Japanese. Rice balls are usually shaped into rounds or triangles by hands. Use your favorite fillings or toppings.

Satsumaimo Salad

This is a simple salad made with apple and satsumaimo sweet potatoes.

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