Japanese food is fascinating but most of us are pretty daunted by it. There is also far more to Japanese food than raw fish and sushi. Japanese cuisine relies on fresh and simple ingredients that are exquisitely prepared. These ingredients are becoming so much easier to source so these Japanese recipes are very accessible to make at home.
1. Gyudon Beef Bowl
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I love Japanese recipes that result in comforting bowls of deliciousness.
Via Japanese Fried Chicken
Crispy and crunchy fried chicken. Be sure to make a yummy dipping sauce.
3. Chicken Yakitori
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Yakitori is a simple and delicious Japanese street food.
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Minced or chopped octopus balls usually served with tempura scraps, pickled ginger and green onions.
Via Hiroshima Okonomiyaki 広島風お好み焼き | Japanese ...
Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake. There are regional variations. This is from Hiroshima.
6. Japanese Sesame Spinach
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A really simple veggie side dish.
Via Korokke (Japanese Potato Croquette)
Japanese potato croquette. Sometimes they have a filling.
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A red bean pancake - two patties around a filling of red bean paste.
9. 15-Minute Soba Noodle Soup
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Simple broths and soups are a mainstay of Japanese food.
10. Somen Miso Noodle Soup
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Japanese soups can be made from a few convenient ingredients in a matter of minutes.
11. Miso-Marinated Sea Bass
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Miso is a major seasoning, made from fermented soya beans.
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The rolled omelet is usually made in a rectangular pan.
13. Shiitake Mushroom and Tofu Soup
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Japanese food has brilliant vegan and vegetarian options.
14. Pocky Sticks
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I've only ever known these as Mikado.
15. Japanese Ramen Eggs
Via Japanese Ramen Eggs
Soy sauce-seasoned eggs with gooey, soft, almost runny yolk.
16. Marinated Japanese Mushrooms
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Use your favorite Oriental mushrooms for this yummy dish.
17. Japanese Potato Salad
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You might be surprised by some of the ingredients in this recipe.
18. Beef Sukiyaki
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Generally sukiyaki is a winter dish and it is commonly found at bōnenkai, Japanese year-end parties.
19. Japanese Matcha-Goma Mousse Cake
Via Green Tea-Black Sesame Mousse Cake
It looks incredible. Tea is significant in Japanese culture and in the West we’re still catching on to the amazing benefits of Matcha green tea.
20. Mochi Pralines
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Mochi is actually a rice cake but sweets are made with rice flour.
21. Yaki Udon
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A Japanese noodle stir-fry dish which can be prepared very quickly, which makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner.
22. Salmon Teriyaki
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My favorite way to eat salmon.
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Make these delicious pork cutlets in less than 20 minutes.
24. Japanese Cheesecake
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Such a light springy cake.
25. Nasu Dengaku
26. Grilled Onigiri
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A simple way to upgrade a basic rice ball.
27. Japanese Curry Rice
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You'll love the difference between this and curries from other cuisines.
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Oyakodon is a type of donburi - a Japanese rice bowl dish.
29. Japanese Curry Bun
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A popular snack worth the effort to make.
30. Shoyu Tamago
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Eggs that are hard boiled, peeled and then cooked in heated soy sauce.
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Scrumptious Japanese pot stickers.
32. Strawberry Daifuku
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Gloriously delicious mochi cakes.
Soy braised beef over rice.
34. Shoyu Ramen
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A delish dish to share with the whole family.
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These are made from an enriched dough covered in a thin layer of crisp cookie dough.
36. Japanese Quinoa Salad
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Quick gluten free salad with edamame, cucumbers, scallions and ginger soy and sesame dressing
37. Daigaku Imo
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Honey glazed sweet potatoes. This is my next new side dish to try.
38. Teriyaki Tsukune
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Japanese chicken meatballs. My mouth is watering!
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Omurice is so easy to make and great for using up all the leftovers in your fridge!
40. Kuri Wagashi
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Made using chocolate, red bean paste (koshi an) and crème de marrons.
Are you enticed by these Japanese recipes? I'm definitely going to venture more into Japanese cooking. How about you?