Japanese dishes are found all over the world, from world-class sushi to street gyoza stalls. The cuisine in Japan is traditionally based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, a culture known as washoku. From the traditional dishes of Kaiseki cuisine, sashimi, sushi and more that were developed over thousands of years, Japan has one of the most revered cuisines in the world.
While most home cooks might shy away from trying to make Japanese food, you’ll be surprised to hear that there’s actually plenty of recipes you can recreate – no professional training needed!
We’re sharing some of the best classic Japanese dishes as well as modern takes on the cuisine. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure check out the other great dishes on their sites too.
The Best Japanese Dishes
Karaage basically means frying without a batter (unlike tempura) so it’s technically a cooking technique rather than a dish term. Despite that, it often refers to Japanese fried chicken.
Recipe created by Yuto and Bea
These are crispy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside. Fillings are optional but you can mix in green onions or Beni Shōga (red pickled ginger).
Recipe created by Create Eat Happy.
The ingredients in this dish are super simple and because it is so lean this is the perfect recipe to cook after a work out.
Recipe created by Jenny.
A quick and simple one-pot Miso Noodle Soup recipe, featuring luscious savoury umami flavours. You will quickly be hooked on this recipe.
Recipe created by ET.
There isn’t any food colouring or artificial flavours in this recipe, so these stunning Japanese purple sweet potato buns are au natural.
Recipe created by Purple Chives.
Recipe created by Tom.
This eggplant teriyaki is ready in 10 minutes! Coat with potato starch, pan fry and toss with a sweet teriyaki sauce and it will be a tasty side dish.
Recipe created by Juri.
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