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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.
How to Prepare Beef Sukiyaki, a Japanese...
A recipe for sukiyaki with beef.
How to Make Mitarashi Kushi Dango, Skewered...
A recipe to make Japanese mitarashi kushi dango
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.
What's Tempura, and How Can You Make It?
Introduction to Japanese tempura.
How to Make Gari, the Pickled Ginger Served...
A recipe to make gari - pickled ginger.
Tentsuyu: A Simple Recipe for Tempura Dipping...
It's a recipe to make tempura dipping sauce.
What Is Dashi? The Basics on Japanese Soup Stock
Information about dashi, Japanese soup stock.
Sponge Cake with Whipped Cream and Fruits
A recipe to make a sponge cake with whipped cream.
How to Make Japanese Fried Noodles with Meat...
A recipe to make yakisoba - fried noodles.
How to Make Teriyaki Sauce With Just 3...
A recipe for teriyaki sauce. 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 Onigiri, Japanese Rice Balls
A recipe to make onigiri rice balls.
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.
Gobo
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 5.
A Basic Recipe for Okayu, Japanese Rice Porridge
A recipe to make plain okayu. Japanese Food.
Introduction to Japanese Food
Describes some characteristics of Japanese food.
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.
How to Make Katsudon: Rice Topped with...
It's a recipe to make pork cutlet rice bowl.
Learn to Make Miso Ramen Soup With This Easy...
A simple recipe to make miso ramen.
How to Make Panfried Gyoza
A recipe to make pan-fried gyoza.
An Easy Recipe for Delicious Japanese Teriyaki...
A recipe to make teriyaki chicken.
Learn to Make Takoyaki, Japanese Octopus Balls
A recipe to make takoyaki. 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.
Make Scrumptious Omurice, Japanese Omelet and...
A recipe to make omurice. Japanese Food.
How to Make Kappamaki, Cucumber Sushi Rolls
It's a recipe to make kappamaki.
Chawanmushi: A Recipe for Steamed Japanese...
A recipe to make chawanmushi. Japanese Food.
How to Make Delicious Spicy Tuna Rolls
A recipe to make sushi roll with spicy tuna filling.
How to Make a Japanese Rice Bowl with Chicken...
A recipe to make oyakodon. Japanese Food.
How to Make Tamagoyaki, a Japanese Rolled Omelet
A recipe to make tamagoyaki - rolled omelet.
Makings of a Japanese Meal - All You Need to...
Components of a Typical Homemade Japanese Meal
Your Guide to Making Tempura Shrimp
A recipe to make tempura shrimp.
A Recipe for Gyudon, Simmered Beef on Steamed...
A recipe for gyudon - beef bowl.
Make Japanese Custard Pudding for a Sweet and...
A recipe to make custard pudding.
Make Agedashi Dofu: Deep-Fried Tofu in a...
A recipe for agedashi dofu. Japanese Food.
A Super-Simple Sesame Salad Dressing Recipe
A recipe to make sesame flavored salad dressing.
An Easy Recipe for California Rolls
A recipe to make california roll.
How to Make Boiled Edamame, a Tasty and Healthy...
A recipe to prepare edamame appetizer.
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 Japanese Kinpira Gobo: Braised...
Kinpira gobo recipe. Japanese Food.
Easy No-Bake Japanese Rare Cheesecake
Rare cheesecake recipe - Japanese-style no bake cheesecake recipe.
Warm Up This Winter with Japanese Red Bean Soup...
Zenzai, is a Japanese dessert soup of sweet red beans with toasted rice cakes (mochi) that is traditionally served during the colder winter months.
Kasutera
The origin of Kasutera is believed to have come from Portuguese missionaries who introduced European sweets to Nagasaki.
An Easy Recipe for Delectable Matcha Green Tea...
A recipe to make matcha ice cream.
Easy Japanese New Year Black Soy Beans...
Kuromame, is a traditional Japanese New Year’s (Osechi Ryori) dish of sweet black soy beans with a hint of “umami”, made in the slow cooker for ease!
Vegetable Pictures
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan.
Ohagi (Botamochi)
It's a recipe to make sweet rice balls.
Japanese Winter Dishes
A list of popular Japanese winter dishes.
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.
Chirashizushi
A recipe to make chirashizushi - scattered sushi.
Coffee Jelly
A recipe to make coffee jelly. Japanese Food.
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.
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 Do You Make Steamed Rice? A Simple Recipe
A recipe to make steamed rice. Japanese Food.
How to Make Miso Soup with Tofu: A Recipe with...
It's miso soup with tofu. Japanese Food.
A Flavorful Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe
A recipe to make ginger salad dressing.
Negi
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 4.
How to Make Apple Rabbits
Step by step instructions on how to make apple rabbits. Page 2.
Edamame
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 6.
Kakiage
A recipe for kakiage mixed tempura.
How to Make Creamy Sesame Salad Dressing
A recipe to make creamy sesame salad dressing.
Dorayaki
It's a recipe to make dorayaki cakes.
How to Make Daifuku, a Japanese Cake, with Anko...
A recipe to make daifuku cakes. 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 Is Ramen?
A guide to ramen in Japan. Japanese Food.
Japanese Sauteed Pork Curry with Rice with...
A recipe to make pork curry with rice.
What Are Udon Noodles, and How Are They Served?
Information on udon noodles. Japanese Food.
Yosenabe
A recipe to make yosenabe hot pot.
Ideas for a Potluck
A list of Japanese-style dishes for a potluck.
Use Leftover Roast Turkey to Make Japanese Rice...
Turkey rice porridge, or okayu is a thick, flavorful Japanese porridge and perfect for using leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
A Simple Recipe for Matcha Green Tea Pound Cake
A recipe to make matcha flavored pound cake.
8 Favorite Japanese Bento Lunch Box Dishes
A list of popular dishes for bento.
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.
Pan-fried Rice Cakes
A recipe to make pan-fried rice cakes.
What Is Japanese Teriyaki?
Describes what teriyaki is. Japanese Food.
What Is Sunomono? An Intro to Japanese...
Describes what sunomono is. Japanese Food.
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.
Tekkamaki
A recipe to make tekkamaki. Japanese Food.
Potato Korokke
A recipe to make korokke. Japanese Food.
7 Easy Japanese Dishes You Can Make at Home
A list of easy to make Japanese dishes.
Simple Japanese Pork Fried Rice Recipe
A recipe to make pork fried rice.
Chicken Cream Stew
A recipe to make Japanese-style chicken cream stew.
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.
How to Make Your Own Japanese Kabayaki Sauce...
A recipe to make kabayaki sauce.
How to Prepare Boiled Shrimp for Sushi
Shows you how to prepare shrimp. 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.
Sushi Cake
Sushi cake recipe. Japanese Food.
How to Make Japanese Miso Soup in 6 Easy Steps
About Japanese miso soup. 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.
Chicken Tatsuta-age
A recipe to make chicken tatsutaage.
Your Guide to Basic Types of Japanese Sushi
Introduction to Japanese sushi. Japanese Food.
Tsukemen: Japanese Dipping Noodles with Toppings
A recipe to make tsukemen noodles.
Japanese Stir Fried Pork Slices in Ginger Soy...
Pork slices are marinated in ginger-flavored sauce and stir-fried.
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.
Japanese Simmered Meat and Potatoes with...
A recipe to make simmered meat and potatoes.
Nabeyaki Udon Noodle with Fresh Spinach and...
A recipe for nabeyaki udon with chicken, fishcake (kamaboko) and your choice of toppings. Japanese Food.
Anko
A recipe to make sweet azuki beans paste.
How to Make a Refreshing Cucumber and Wakame...
A recipe to make cucumber and seaweed salad.
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.
Nigiri-zushi
A quick guide to nigiri-zushi. Japanese Food.
Shu Cream
A recipe to make shu cream. Japanese Food.
Mizutaki
A recipe to make chicken mizutaki.
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.
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.
Mizu-Yokan
A recipe to make mizuyokan. Japanese Food.
Salmon Fried Rice
A recipe to make fried rice with salmon.
How To Eat Japanese Food
Here are some tips for eating Japanese food.
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.
Yudofu
A recipe to make yudofu. Japanese Food.
How to Make Shrimp Sushi
Instructions on how to make nigirizushi.
Seasoned Herring Roe (Kazunoko) to Celebrate...
Seasoned herring roe, known as kazunoko, is a delicacy served on Japanese New Year's Day (oshogatsu) and is considered traditional osechi ryori.
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.
Ring in the Japanese New Year with Traditional...
Ozoni, or zoni, is a traditional Japanese soup with vegetables and rice cake (mochi) that is enjoyed on New Year's Day, or oshogatsu.
Kinpira Renkon
Kinpira renkon recipe. Japanese Food.
Katsuo Dashi
It's a kind of Japanese soup stock made from bonito flakes.
Nasu
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 7.
Pan-fried Eggplant with Miso
A recipe to make pan-fried eggplant with miso.
Matcha Flavored Cookie
A recipe to make match flavored cookies.
Asazuke
A recipe to make quick pickles. Japanese Food.
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.
Yakitori Negima
Yakitori is skewered and grilled chicken that makes a great appetizer. A common vegetable to grill with chicken is negi, which makes this recipe yakitori negima.
Noodle Dipping Sauce
A recipe to make Japanese noodle dipping sauce.
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.
Festive Star-Shaped Sweet Red Bean Dumplings...
Festive star-shaped red bean dumplings, a wonderful Japanese-influenced dessert of sweet red beans in a gyoza wrapper and fried. Perfect for holidays.
The Best Japanese Cold Noodles for Summer
Popular chilled Japanese noodle dishes include soba, udon, cha soba, somen, and hiyashi chyuka. These refreshing dishes are simple and easy to prepare.
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.
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.
Cucumber and Daikon Salad
A recipe to make cucumber and daikon salad.
Don't Miss These Best Japanese Recipes for Fall!
A collection of the best Japanese recipes for Fall, including soups, hot noodles, and heartier dishes that incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Tuna Salad Roll
A recipe to make tuna salad rolls.
Do People Give Chocolates for Valentine's Day...
An introduction to Japanese Valentine's Day.
Okaka Onigiri
A recipe to make katsuobushi flavored rice balls.
Nagaimo
A collection of pictures of vegetables found in Japan. Page 9.
Japanese Honey Butter Toast with Ice Cream
It's a recipe to make honey butter toast with vanilla ice cream.
Basic Salad Dressing
A recipe for basic soy sauce based salad dressing.
Zoni
A recipe to make zoni rice cake soup.
Easily Make Dried Hachiya Persimmons (Hoshigaki...
Dried Hachiya persimmons (hoshigaki) can easily be made at home by hanging them in the sun. It's a great way to enjoy the otherwise astringent (shibugaki) persimmons.
Harusame Salad with Soy Sauce Dressing
A recipe to make harusame noodle salad.
Cabbage Rolls
A recipe for cabbage rolls. 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.
Matsutake Gohan
A recipe to make seasoned rice with matsutake.
Green Tea Flavored Chocolate Balls
A recipe to make green tea flavored chocolate balls.
Kobumaki
A recipe to make kelp rolls. Japanese Food.
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