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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.
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.
What's Tempura, and How Can You Make It?
Introduction to Japanese tempura.
How to Make Teriyaki Sauce With Just 3...
A recipe for teriyaki sauce. Japanese Food.
Tentsuyu: A Simple Recipe for Tempura Dipping...
It's a recipe to make tempura dipping sauce.
How to Prepare Beef Sukiyaki, a Japanese...
A recipe for sukiyaki with beef.
How to Make Gari, the Pickled Ginger Served...
A recipe to make gari - pickled ginger.
An Easy Japanese Simmering Sauce for Fish...
Sakana no nitsuke is a rustic Japanese dish of simmered white fish such as rockfish (mebaru), flounder (karei), mackerel (saba), and black cod (gindara).
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
What Is Dashi? The Basics on Japanese Soup Stock
Information about dashi, Japanese soup stock.
A Super-Simple Sesame Salad Dressing Recipe
A recipe to make sesame flavored salad dressing.
How to Make Kappamaki, Cucumber Sushi Rolls
It's a recipe to make kappamaki.
Gobo
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 5.
How to Make Boiled Edamame, a Tasty and Healthy...
A recipe to prepare edamame appetizer.
A Basic Recipe for Okayu, Japanese Rice Porridge
A recipe to make plain okayu. Japanese Food.
Make Scrumptious Omurice, Japanese Omelet and...
A recipe to make omurice. 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.
Makings of a Japanese Meal - All You Need to...
Components of a Typical Homemade Japanese Meal
An Easy Recipe for Delicious Japanese Teriyaki...
A recipe to make teriyaki chicken.
How to Make a Japanese Rice Bowl with Chicken...
A recipe to make oyakodon. Japanese Food.
An Easy Recipe for California Rolls
A recipe to make california roll.
How to Make Panfried Gyoza
A recipe to make pan-fried gyoza.
All about Mirin, a Sweet Japanese Condiment
Information on mirin. Japanese Food.
A Recipe for Gyudon, Simmered Beef on Steamed...
A recipe for gyudon - beef bowl.
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.
How to Make Onigiri, Japanese Rice Balls
A recipe to make onigiri rice balls.
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 Katsudon: Rice Topped with...
It's a recipe to make pork cutlet rice bowl.
Chawanmushi: A Recipe for Steamed Japanese...
A recipe to make chawanmushi. Japanese Food.
Learn to Make Takoyaki, Japanese Octopus Balls
A recipe to make takoyaki. Japanese Food.
How to Make Tamagoyaki, a Japanese Rolled Omelet
A recipe to make tamagoyaki - rolled omelet.
Make Agedashi Dofu: Deep-Fried Tofu in a...
A recipe for agedashi dofu. Japanese Food.
Learn to Make Miso Ramen Soup With This Easy...
A simple recipe to make miso ramen.
Easy No-Bake Japanese Rare Cheesecake
Rare cheesecake recipe - Japanese-style no bake cheesecake recipe.
An Easy Recipe for Delectable Matcha Green Tea...
A recipe to make matcha ice cream.
Your Guide to Making Tempura Shrimp
A recipe to make tempura shrimp.
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.
Japanese Chia Seed Pudding with Sweet Red Beans...
No cook chia seed pudding with Japanese sweet red beans (tsubuan) and fresh berries.
Ohagi (Botamochi)
It's a recipe to make sweet rice balls.
Make Japanese Custard Pudding for a Sweet and...
A recipe to make custard pudding.
How to Make Japanese Kinpira Gobo: Braised...
Kinpira gobo recipe. Japanese Food.
Introduction to Japanese Food
Describes some characteristics of Japanese food.
How to Make Creamy Sesame Salad Dressing
A recipe to make creamy sesame salad dressing.
How Do You Make Steamed Rice? A Simple Recipe
A recipe to make steamed rice. Japanese Food.
Spicy Japanese Style Spaghetti with Cod Roe and...
Karashi mentaiko (spicy cod roe) and spinach spaghetti is a Japanese style (wafu) pasta dish that is popular in Japan and very easy to make.
8 Favorite Japanese Bento Lunch Box Dishes
A list of popular dishes for bento.
Chirashizushi
A recipe to make chirashizushi - scattered sushi.
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.
What Is Ramen?
A guide to ramen in Japan. Japanese Food.
Kakiage
A recipe for kakiage mixed tempura.
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.
Making Udon Noodles
Steps for making udon noodles at home.
7 Easy Japanese Dishes You Can Make at Home
A list of easy to make Japanese dishes.
Dorayaki
It's a recipe to make dorayaki cakes.
What Are Udon Noodles, and How Are They Served?
Information on udon noodles. Japanese Food.
What Is Japanese Teriyaki?
Describes what teriyaki is. Japanese Food.
How to Make Japanese Breaded Deep-Fried Pork...
A recipe to make tonkatsu pork cutlet.
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.
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.
How to Make Miso Soup with Tofu: A Recipe with...
It's miso soup with tofu. Japanese Food.
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.
What Is Sunomono? An Intro to Japanese...
Describes what sunomono is. Japanese Food.
Easy and Versatile Honey Kumquat Slices...
Honey kumquat slices, or hachimitsu kinkan, are sliced Japanese kumquats soaked in honey. There are many ways in which honey kumquat slices may be enjoyed.
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.
Edamame
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 6.
BEST List of Japanese Condiment Essentials
Best list of Japanese condiments essential to every kitchen. Descriptions and photos of Japanese condiments.
Pan-fried Rice Cakes
A recipe to make pan-fried rice cakes.
Natto
Japanese food glossary.
How to Make Japanese Miso Soup in 6 Easy Steps
About Japanese miso soup. Japanese Food.
Tekkamaki
A recipe to make tekkamaki. Japanese Food.
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.
How to Make Apple Rabbits
Step by step instructions on how to make apple rabbits.
Negi
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 4.
How to Make Your Own Japanese Kabayaki Sauce...
A recipe to make kabayaki sauce.
How to Make Daifuku, a Japanese Cake, with Anko...
A recipe to make daifuku cakes. Japanese Food.
Chicken Tatsuta-age
A recipe to make chicken tatsutaage.
Ingredient Spotlight: Japanese Soy Sauce...
Japanese soy sauce is a condiment, and an ingredient which is used in Japanese cooking.
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.
Coffee Jelly
A recipe to make coffee jelly. Japanese Food.
Japanese Sauteed Pork Curry with Rice with...
A recipe to make pork curry with rice.
What's the Difference Between Tarako, Mentaiko,...
Japanese Food Spotlight: Tarako, Mentaiko, and Karashi Mentaiko (Cod Roe); What It Is and How to Cook It.
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.
Japanese Stir Fried Pork Slices in Ginger Soy...
Pork slices are marinated in ginger-flavored sauce and stir-fried.
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.
Stir-fried Cabbage with Tuna
Stir-fried Cabbage with Tuna Japanese Food.
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.
Yosenabe
A recipe to make yosenabe hot pot.
A Flavorful Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe
A recipe to make ginger salad dressing.
Japanese Spring Dishes
A list of popular Japanese spring dishes.
Japanese Summer Dishes
A list of Japanese summer dishes.
Your Guide to Basic Types of Japanese Sushi
Introduction to Japanese sushi. Japanese Food.
Takenoko Gohan
A recipe to make rice with bamboo shoots.
Japanese Honey Butter Toast with Ice Cream
It's a recipe to make honey butter toast with vanilla ice cream.
Fresh and New Japanese Recipes for Spring!
A collection of fresh spring Japanese recipes.
How to Prepare Boiled Shrimp for Sushi
Shows you how to prepare shrimp for sushi. Page 3.
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.
Nanohana no Karashiae
A recipe to make nanohana no karashiae.
Kasutera
The origin of Kasutera is believed to have come from Portuguese missionaries who introduced European sweets to Nagasaki.
Anko
A recipe to make sweet azuki beans paste.
Shu Cream
A recipe to make shu cream. Japanese Food.
Never Cooked Bamboo Shoots (Takenoko)? Here's...
Japanese recipe for simmered bamboo shoots with bonito flakes (katsuobushi), takenoko no nimono, or takenoko no tosanai.
How To Eat Japanese Food
Here are some tips for eating Japanese food.
Katsuo Dashi
It's a kind of Japanese soup stock made from bonito flakes.
Tsukemen: Japanese Dipping Noodles with Toppings
A recipe to make tsukemen noodles.
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.
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.
Japanese Simmered Meat and Potatoes with...
A recipe to make simmered meat and potatoes.
Basic Salad Dressing
A recipe for basic soy sauce based salad dressing.
A Simple Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Pound Cake
A recipe to make matcha flavored pound cake.
How to Make a Refreshing Cucumber and Wakame...
A recipe to make cucumber and seaweed salad.
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.
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.
Easy Ohitashi (Cooked Spinach) Salad
Easy recipe for ohitashi, a Japanese salad of cooked spinach, that is served as an appetizer. It is boiled spinach that is seasoned with soy sauce.
Ideas for a Potluck
A list of Japanese-style dishes for a potluck.
Nigiri-zushi
A quick guide to nigiri-zushi. Japanese Food.
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.
Cucumber and Daikon Salad
A recipe to make cucumber and daikon salad.
Chicken and Egg Soboro Donburi
A recipe to make chicken soboro donburi.
How to Make Tofu Miso Soup
Making tofu miso soup. 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.
Salmon Fried Rice
A recipe to make fried rice with salmon.
Rustic Japanese Braised Tuna in a Sweet Ginger...
Ginger soy braised tuna, or maguro no nitsuke, is a rustic dish with bold savory and sweet soy sauce flavors.
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.
Nabeyaki Udon Noodle with Fresh Spinach and...
A recipe for nabeyaki udon with chicken, fishcake (kamaboko) and your choice of toppings. Japanese Food.
Pan-fried Eggplant with Miso
A recipe to make pan-fried eggplant with miso.
Noodle Dipping Sauce
A recipe to make Japanese noodle dipping sauce.
Okaka Onigiri
A recipe to make katsuobushi flavored rice balls.
Chicken Cream Stew
A recipe to make Japanese-style chicken cream stew.
Cold Somen
Boiled and chilled somen (thin wheat noodles) are served with dipping soup and various toppings. It's a popular summer meal.
Nasu
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 7.
Sushi Cake
Sushi cake recipe. Japanese Food.
Anmitsu
A recipe to make anmitsu. Japanese Food.
Goya Chanpuru
Among the best goya recipes is this one for the Japanese bitter melon chanpuru version of the dish, which is made with pork. The stir-fried dish is a specialty in Okinawa.
Homemade Japanese Black Sesame Paste is Easy to...
What is Black Sesame Paste? Black sesame paste, also known in Japanese as “ nuri goma" , is a basic ingredient
Japanese Rice
A quick guide to Japanese rice. Japanese Food.
Japanese Noodles Pictures
A collection of pictures of Japanese noodles.
How to Make Thin Sushi Rolls
Instructions on how to make a thin sushi roll.
Harusame Salad with Soy Sauce Dressing
A recipe to make harusame noodle salad.
Sweet Green Tea Sauce
A recipe to make sweet green tea sauce.
Chukamen
Pictures of Japanese cooking ingredients. Page 27.
Kinpira Renkon
Kinpira renkon recipe. Japanese Food.
How To Drink Sake
Tips for Drinking Sake. Japanese Food.
Mizu-Yokan
A recipe to make mizuyokan. Japanese Food.

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