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Japanese Holiday for Girls: The Hina Matsuri...
Hina Matsuri means Girls' Day in Japanese. It is also sometimes called Doll’s Day. This is an introduction to the foods commonly associated with the occasion.
The Quickest, Easiest Tempura Batter
How to make tempura batter. Japanese Food.
7 Foods Served in a Traditional Japanese...
Describes a traditional Japanese-style breakfast.
How to Make Sushi Rice
A recipe for sushi rice. Japanese Food.
What's Tempura, and How Can You Make It?
Introduction to Japanese tempura.
Tentsuyu: A Simple Recipe for Tempura Dipping...
It's a recipe to make tempura dipping sauce.
How to Make Beef Shabu Shabu, a Japanese...
This recipe for shabu shabu or Japanese hot pot with beef is comprised of thinly sliced meat and other ingredients cooked in a skillet at the table.
How to Prepare Beef Sukiyaki, a Japanese...
A recipe for sukiyaki with beef.
What Is Dashi? The Basics on Japanese Soup Stock
Information about dashi, Japanese soup stock.
How to Make Teriyaki Sauce With Just 3...
A recipe for teriyaki sauce. Japanese Food.
How to Make Gari, the Pickled Ginger Served...
A recipe to make gari - pickled ginger.
Warm-Up with Sui Gyoza, Boiled Japanese Dumplings
Sui gyoza is a Japanese gyoza dumpling that is boiled, then served with a simple dipping sauce of ponzu (citrus soy sauce) and spices.
No-Fuss Recipe for Tangy Japanese Ponzu Sauce
Japanese ponzu sauce is very simple to make. Literally translated as vinegar punch, the citrus-based recipe calls for soy sauce, lemon juice, rice vinegar and dashi.
How to Make Mitarashi Kushi Dango, Skewered...
A recipe to make Japanese mitarashi kushi dango
Chirashizushi
A recipe to make chirashizushi - scattered sushi.
Gobo
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 5.
Introduction to Japanese Food
Describes some characteristics of Japanese food.
An Easy and Delicious Shoyu Ramen Recipe with...
This shoyu (soy sauce) ramen recipe is quick and relatively easy and uses chicken and Chukamen noodles as its main ingredients in a soup that is salty and tangy but relatively light.
How to Make Japanese Fried Noodles with Meat...
A recipe to make yakisoba - fried noodles.
A Basic Recipe for Okayu, Japanese Rice Porridge
A recipe to make plain okayu. Japanese Food.
An Easy Recipe for Delicious Japanese Teriyaki...
A recipe to make teriyaki chicken.
How to Make Onigiri, Japanese Rice Balls
A recipe to make onigiri rice balls.
An Easy Recipe for California Rolls
A recipe to make california roll.
A Super-Simple Sesame Salad Dressing Recipe
A recipe to make sesame flavored salad dressing.
Make a Quick Snack of Japanese Ochazuke (Rice...
Ochazuke is a rustic Japanese dish of rice in hot tea. It may be topped with a variety of different ingredients such as pickles, vegetables, seafood etc.
How to Make Panfried Gyoza
A recipe to make pan-fried gyoza.
How to Make Kappamaki, Cucumber Sushi Rolls
It's a recipe to make kappamaki.
Makings of a Japanese Meal - All You Need to...
Components of a Typical Homemade Japanese Meal
Make Scrumptious Omurice, Japanese Omelet and...
A recipe to make omurice. Japanese Food.
Oden
This recipe for oden is for a Japanese-style hot pot dish. Normally considered to be a winter dish, it includes various ingredients like daikon radish, boiled eggs and more.
How to Make Delicious Spicy Tuna Rolls
A recipe to make sushi roll with spicy tuna filling.
3 Tips for Holding Chopsticks Properly
Explains how to hold chopsticks.
All about Mirin, a Sweet Japanese Condiment
Information on mirin. Japanese Food.
How to Make Katsudon: Rice Topped with...
It's a recipe to make pork cutlet rice bowl.
Try These 10 Best Dishes for Hosting a Japanese...
10 great Japanese dishes for easily hosting a Japanese Girls’ Day, or Hinamatsuri party lunch. With these recipes you'll be sure to impress any crowd.
How to Make Boiled Edamame, a Tasty and Healthy...
A recipe to prepare edamame appetizer.
How to Make Okonomiyaki, Savory Grilled...
Okonomiyaki is a kind of pancake in Japanese cooking. This recipe is for the Oasaka-style version of the dish, which can be made and topped with a variety of ingredients.
Your Guide to Making Tempura Shrimp
A recipe to make tempura shrimp.
Learn to Make Miso Ramen Soup With This Easy...
A simple recipe to make miso ramen.
Learn to Make Takoyaki, Japanese Octopus Balls
A recipe to make takoyaki. Japanese Food.
How to Make a Japanese Rice Bowl with Chicken...
A recipe to make oyakodon. Japanese Food.
Easy No-Bake Japanese Rare Cheesecake
Rare cheesecake recipe - Japanese-style no bake cheesecake recipe.
Make Agedashi Dofu: Deep-Fried Tofu in a...
A recipe for agedashi dofu. Japanese Food.
Easy Tempura Udon Noodles in a Hot Broth;...
Tempura udon is a classic Japanese dish of thick wheat noodles (udon) in a savory hot broth with crisp pieces of tempura vegetables and shrimp.
Try a Classic Japanese Dish of Rice with Salmon...
Salmon ochazuke is a traditional Japanese dish of steamed rice served in a small rice bowl, topped with grilled salmon and green tea.
Easy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Wings that...
Slow cooker teriyaki chicken wings are braised with a simple teriyaki sauce in the slow cooker for three hours. The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender and juicy.
How Do You Make Steamed Rice? A Simple Recipe
A recipe to make steamed rice. Japanese Food.
An Easy Recipe for Delectable Matcha Green Tea...
A recipe to make matcha ice cream.
How to Make Tamagoyaki, a Japanese Rolled Omelet
A recipe to make tamagoyaki - rolled omelet.
A Recipe for Gyudon, Simmered Beef on Steamed...
A recipe for gyudon - beef bowl.
BEST List of Japanese Condiment Essentials
Best list of Japanese condiments essential to every kitchen. Descriptions and photos of Japanese condiments.
Chawanmushi: A Recipe for Steamed Japanese...
A recipe to make chawanmushi. Japanese Food.
Cucumber and Chicken Salad
A recipe to make cucumber and chicken salad.
How to Make Japanese Kinpira Gobo: Braised...
Kinpira gobo recipe. Japanese Food.
How to Make Japanese Miso Soup in 6 Easy Steps
About Japanese miso soup. Japanese Food.
Ohagi (Botamochi)
It's a recipe to make sweet rice balls.
Simple Kombu Dashi Recipe for Vegetarian Stock
Kombu dashi is one type of vegetarian stock used in Japanese cooking. The word kombu means kelp or seaweed, and the dried variety is the primary ingredient in this simple recipe.
Kakiage
A recipe for kakiage mixed tempura.
Sakura Mochi (Cherry Blossom Sweet Rice Cakes)
Sakura mochi is a Japanese dessert that is pink, just like the sakura (cherry blossom flowers) and is made of sweet glutinous rice and filled with a sweet red bean paste. Sometimes it is wrapped in a pickled young sakura leaf.
Enjoy an Appetizer of Japanese Tsukune Yakitori...
Japanese chicken meatballs skewers, or tsukune yakitori, is a very popular dish. It is seasoned with a light teriyaki sauce and served as an appetizer, snack or meal.
Pan-fried Rice Cakes
A recipe to make pan-fried rice cakes.
Make Japanese Custard Pudding for a Sweet and...
A recipe to make custard pudding.
How to Make Creamy Sesame Salad Dressing
A recipe to make creamy sesame salad dressing.
How to Make Daifuku, a Japanese Cake, with Anko...
A recipe to make daifuku cakes. Japanese Food.
How to Make Miso Soup with Tofu: A Recipe with...
It's miso soup with tofu. Japanese Food.
What Is Sunomono? An Intro to Japanese...
Describes what sunomono is. Japanese Food.
Making Udon Noodles
Steps for making udon noodles at home.
How to Make Japanese Breaded Deep-Fried Pork...
A recipe to make tonkatsu pork cutlet.
What Are Udon Noodles, and How Are They Served?
Information on udon noodles. Japanese Food.
7 Easy Japanese Dishes You Can Make at Home
A list of easy to make Japanese dishes.
Edamame
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 6.
Versatile Candied Kumquats are Perfect for...
Japanese candied kumquats, or kinkan kanro-ni, are sweet and tangy and delicious on their own. Or they can be used to garnish desserts or drinks. Easy recipe!
8 Favorite Japanese Bento Lunch Box Dishes
A list of popular dishes for bento.
How to Make Apple Rabbits
Step by step instructions on how to make apple rabbits.
How to Make Your Own Japanese Kabayaki Sauce...
A recipe to make kabayaki sauce.
Negi
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 4.
Ichigo Daifuku: Sweet Strawberry and Anko...
These are daifuku cakes with strawberry and anko fillings. A regular springtime treat you will make year after year.
Dorayaki
It's a recipe to make dorayaki cakes.
What Is Ramen?
A guide to ramen in Japan. Japanese Food.
A Flavorful Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe
A recipe to make ginger salad dressing.
What Is Japanese Teriyaki?
Describes what teriyaki is. Japanese Food.
How to Prepare Boiled Shrimp for Sushi
Shows you how to prepare shrimp for sushi. Page 2.
Chicken Tatsuta-age
A recipe to make chicken tatsutaage.
Japanese Sauteed Pork Curry with Rice with...
A recipe to make pork curry with rice.
Sponge Cake with Whipped Cream and Fruits
A recipe to make a sponge cake with whipped cream.
Inarizushi
Inarizushi is named for Inari, the Shinto god. It is a common type of sushi and is also known as brown bag sushi because of its fried tofu pouch.
Tekkamaki
A recipe to make tekkamaki. Japanese Food.
Tsukemen: Japanese Dipping Noodles with Toppings
A recipe to make tsukemen noodles.
Coffee Jelly
A recipe to make coffee jelly. Japanese Food.
Japanese Rice
A quick guide to Japanese rice. Japanese Food.
Yosenabe
A recipe to make yosenabe hot pot.
Japanese Spring Dishes
A list of popular Japanese spring dishes.
Japanese Stir Fried Pork Slices in Ginger Soy...
Pork slices are marinated in ginger-flavored sauce and stir-fried.
How to Make a Refreshing Cucumber and Wakame...
A recipe to make cucumber and seaweed salad.
Shu Cream
A recipe to make shu cream. Japanese Food.
Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Rice...
Japanese rice vinegar is a commonly used ingredient in japanese cuisine made from fermented rice or rice wine.
Matcha Green Tea Mousse
This delicious green tea flavored creamy dessert is easy to make and tastes great, too. Here's how to quickly make it.
Miso
Miso paste comes in several varieties and is used in various different ways to make a range of dishes commonly made in Japan. This is some information about Japanese soy bean paste.
Introduction to Teppanyaki
Teppanayaki is a Japanese method of cooking using an iron plate or teppan to produce a grilled or barbecued dish that may include many kinds of food.
Nabeyaki Udon Noodle with Fresh Spinach and...
A recipe for nabeyaki udon with chicken, fishcake (kamaboko) and your choice of toppings. Japanese Food.
Easy Tsukemono Recipe: Shoyuzuke Kyuri (Soy...
Shoyuzuke Kyuri is a Japanese side dish of cucumbers marinated in soy sauce and vinegar. This is one type of tsukemono, or pickled vegetable, in Japanese cuisine.
Hiyashi Chuka
A recipe to make hiyachi chuka, cold noodles served with lots of toppings, like thin omelette strips, boiled chicken, cucumber, and boiled bean sprouts.
Simple Japanese Pork Fried Rice Recipe
A recipe to make pork fried rice.
Your Guide to Basic Types of Japanese Sushi
Introduction to Japanese sushi. Japanese Food.
Japanese Winter Dishes
A list of popular Japanese winter dishes.
Pan-fried Eggplant with Miso
A recipe to make pan-fried eggplant with miso.
Japanese Simmered Meat and Potatoes with...
A recipe to make simmered meat and potatoes.
Kasutera
The origin of Kasutera is believed to have come from Portuguese missionaries who introduced European sweets to Nagasaki.
Japanese Summer Dishes
A list of Japanese summer dishes.
Noodle Dipping Sauce
A recipe to make Japanese noodle dipping sauce.
Don't Miss The Best List of Pantry Essentials...
Comprehensive list of Japanese pantry items essential for cooking Japanese food. Easily make home cooked Japanese meals by starting with a well-stocked kitchen.
Super-Easy Japanese 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.
Anko
A recipe to make sweet azuki beans paste.
What Do People Eat for New Year's in Japan?
Learn more about Japanese osechi-ryori, which are served each year at New Year's and whose dishes vary from region to region in Japan.
Sushi Cake
Sushi cake recipe. Japanese Food.
Bukkake Udon
Bukkake Udon is one of many such noodle dishes common to Japanese cuisine. This simple recipe is made with soy sauce, dashi and katsuobushi.
Natto
Japanese food glossary.
Mizutaki
A recipe to make chicken mizutaki.
Basic Salad Dressing
A recipe for basic soy sauce based salad dressing.
Katsuo Dashi
It's a kind of Japanese soup stock made from bonito flakes.
Unagi
Unagi, or freshwater eel, is widely eaten in Japan. This is a description of how Japanese consume the delicacy based on time of year, custom and other factors.
How To Drink Sake
Tips for Drinking Sake. Japanese Food.
Tsukimi
About tsukimi moon viewing. Japanese Food.
Nigiri-zushi
A quick guide to nigiri-zushi. Japanese Food.
Cold Somen
Boiled and chilled somen (thin wheat noodles) are served with dipping soup and various toppings. It's a popular summer meal.
Japanese Vegetable Spring Rolls (Harumaki) are...
Every culture has its version of spring rolls, and the Japanese culture is no different. In Japanese,
Stir-fried Cabbage with Tuna
Stir-fried Cabbage with Tuna Japanese Food.
A Healthier Alternative to Fried Chicken...
Baked Chicken Karaage is a lighter version of the traditional Japanese fried chicken recipe. The chicken is marinated and then baked.
Salmon Fried Rice
A recipe to make fried rice with salmon.
Pillowy Soft Mini Sweet Mochi (Rice Cake) Bites
Chi chi dango is a Japanese dessert of bite-sized mochi (rice cake) that is pillowy soft and sweetened with sugar and coconut milk.
Okaka Onigiri
A recipe to make katsuobushi flavored rice balls.
How to Make Shrimp Sushi
Instructions on how to make nigirizushi.
Love Seafood? Try Japanese Baked Dynamite
Delicious and rich Japanese restaurant-style dynamite appetizer in individual cups made with mixed seafood and topped with masago (capelin roe) caviar.
Chicken Cream Stew
A recipe to make Japanese-style chicken cream stew.
Do People Give Chocolates for Valentine's Day...
An introduction to Japanese Valentine's Day.
Mizu-Yokan
A recipe to make mizuyokan. Japanese Food.
Nasu
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 7.
Kinpira Renkon
Kinpira renkon recipe. Japanese Food.
Buta-no-Kakuni
It's a recipe to make butano kakuni.
How To Eat Japanese Food
Here are some tips for eating Japanese food.
How to Make Tofu Miso Soup
Making tofu miso soup. Japanese Food.
Everything You Need to Know About Japanese...
Chimaki is a Japanese dumpling filled with various ingredients and often served on Children's Day.
Mushroom Soup
This mushroom soup recipe is for the Japanese version. It is made with enoki and shiitake mushrooms, noodles, Welsh onion, soy sauce and sake.
Hinachirashi
A recipe for hinachirashi. Japanese Food.
Steamed Cake with Anko
A recipe to make steamed cakes with anko filling.
Spicy Edamame is an Exciting Alternative to...
Fiery appetizer of savory and spicy edamame seasoned with garlic, sesame oil, chili oil and Japanese 7-chili pepper spices.
Ginger Dipping Sauce
A recipe to make ginger flavored dipping sauce recipe.
Try this Shortcut for a Quick and Delicious...
Quick and easy seafood chirashi sushi recipe using a popular short cut for sushi rice

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