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Japanese Recipes


Japan has long been known for its foods. There are many different Japanese recipes and dishes, which not only can taste great, but often beautifully presented.

Some popular Japanese dishes include:
  • Sashimi - Very fresh raw seafood cut into thing slices. Many Westerners wrongly call this dish "sushi"

  • Sushi - Vinegared rice topped with fish, meat, roe, cooked egg, or vegetables. Many Westerners confuse "sushi" with &sashimi" - in fact, sashimi is simply one possible topping for sushi.

    Sushi

  • Agedashi dofu - A hot broth containing tofu cubes.

  • Champon - Chicken broth with medium yellow noodles.

  • Ramen - Thin noodles in pork or chicken broth.

  • Udon - Noodle soup. It is often topped with fried tofu or tempura (fried battered shrimp or vegetables)

  • Miso - A Japanese recipe for soup, made primarily from miso paste (fermented rice, barley or soy), and often containing tofu, green onions, seaweed, or even shrimp. Miso soup is served with many meals in Japan, including breakfast!

    Miso soup

  • Yaki soba - Fried Chinese noodles.

  • Yaki udon - Fried udon noodles.

  • Zaru soba - Soba (buckwheat) noodles served cold.

  • Shabu-shabu - A hot pot dish made by cooking beef, tofu and vegetables in stock. The dish is prepared at the dinner table, and to eat, pieces of food are removed and then deep in sauce before being consumed.

  • Sukiyaki - Like shabu-shabu, this dish is prepared in a hot pot at the table. The ingredients in the dish include very thinly sliced beef and vegetables. Instead of sauce, portions of food are dipped by dinners into raw egg before being eaten.

  • Kakuni - Pork belly cut into cubes and stewed in a sauce.

  • Nikujaga - Beef and potato stew.

  • Chawan mushi - An egg custard containing chicken, meat or seafood, with vegetables.

  • Teriyaki - Chicken, meat, seafood, or vegetables glazed with sweetened soy sauce, then grilled, or pan-fried.

  • Yakitori - Chicken on a skewer cooked on a barbecue grill.

  • Kushikatsu - Meat, seafood or vegetables bread and deep-fried on a skewer.

  • Tempura - Battered shrimp (Tempura Shrimp), seafood or vegetables. A special light batter is used when preparing the dish. tempura can be eaten over donburi (steamed rice), with soba (buckwheat) noodles, on top of udon (noodle soup), or on its own with a dipping sauce.

  • Korokke - Breaded croquettes containing mashed potato or white wine sauce. Inside eaten croqueete is ground meat, seafood or vegetables.

    Korokke

  • Takoyaki - A battered dumpling containing octopus meat (or a whole baby octopus).

  • Tonkatsu - Deep-fried pork cutlet.

  • Donburi - Steamed rice with a savory topping. There are many different varieties:
    • Chickendon - Steamed rice topped with a deep-fried breaded chicken cutlet.
    • Gyudon - Steamed rice topped with seasoned beef.
    • Oyakodon - Steamed rice topped chicken and egg or occassionally salmon and salmon roe. These two very different dishes share the same name, because the dish's name literally means "parent and child".
    • Tonkatsudon - Steamed rice topped with a deep-fried breaded pork cutlet.
    • Tekkadon - Steamed rice topped with sashimi (thin slices of raw seafood).
    • Tendon - Steamed rice topped with tempura (battered shrimp, seafood, and/or vegetables).
    • Unadon - Steamed rice topped with eel.

  • Hayashi rice - Rice topped with beef stew.

  • Omurice - An omelette filled with chicken fried rice (although sometimes the chicken may be omitted), and flavored with beef stock. is used, and sometimes the dish is flavored with beef stock.

  • Mochi - A glutinous rice cake.

  • Kayu - A rice congee (porridge).

  • Zosui - Rice soup.
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Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond [A Cookbook]

By Tadashi Ono

Ten Speed Press
Released: November 5th, 2013
Multicolor Hardcover (256 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Ten Speed Press
  • Brand: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 1607743523
  • EANs: 9781607743521, 8601401106821, 8601200669497
  • PartNumber: 80 Full Colour Photos
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  • Hardcover
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Authors: Tadashi Ono, Harris Salat
  • Publication Date: November 5th, 2013
  • Release Date: November 5th, 2013
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  • Weight: 1.92463554726 Pounds
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Japanese Cooking Made Simple: A Japanese Cookbook with Authentic Recipes for Ramen, Bento, Sushi & More

Salinas Press
Released: April 29th, 2014
Paperback (282 pages)

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  • Brand: Salinas Press
  • ISBN: 1623153921
  • EAN: 9781623153922
  • PartNumber: colour illustrations
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  • Paperback
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 282
  • Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
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  • Weight: 1.45064168396 Pounds
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Harumi's Japanese Home Cooking: Simple, Elegant Recipes for Contemporary Tastes

By Harumi Kurihara

HP Books
Released: October 2nd, 2007
White Hardcover (160 pages)

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  • Brand: HP Books
  • ISBNs: 9781557885203, 1557885206
  • EAN: 9781557885203
  • PartNumber: 9781557885203
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  • Hardcover
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Author: Harumi Kurihara
  • Publication Date: October 2nd, 2007
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  • Weight: 1.74 Pounds
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Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art

By Shizuo Tsuji

Kodansha International
Released: February 17th, 2012
White Hardcover (508 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Kodansha International
  • Brand: Kodansha International
  • ISBNs: 1568363885, 9781568363882
  • UPCs: 787721961994, 884433225960
  • EANs: 8601200625318, 8601400301029, 0787721961994, 8601404349201, 0884433225960, 9781568363882
  • PartNumber: 1568363885SR9
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  • Hardcover
  • Edition: 25th Anniversary
  • Number of Pages: 508
  • Author: Shizuo Tsuji
  • Publication Date: February 17th, 2012
  • Release Date: February 17th, 2012
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  • Weight: 3.20552128948 Pounds
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The Vegan Japanese Cookbook: Over 30 Nutritious Plant-Based Recipes

By Asuka Atushi

Independently published
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  • EAN: 9798734201343
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  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Author: Asuka Atushi
  • Publication Date: April 6th, 2021
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The Japanese Diet Cookbook: Easy and Mouthwatering Japanese Recipes for Better Health

By April Blomgren

Independently published
Released: November 8th, 2020
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  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Author: April Blomgren
  • Publication Date: November 8th, 2020
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Japan cookbook: 150 healthy recipes from Japanese cuisine, sushi, noodle & rice dishes, soups, vegetarian & vegan dishes, including recipes for the rice cooker

By Shane Garcia

Independently published
Released: January 29th, 2021
Paperback (238 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798702031590
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  • Number of Pages: 238
  • Author: Shane Garcia
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Japanese Cookbook for Beginners: Classic and Modern Recipes Made Easy

By Azusa Oda

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  • ISBN: 1646114353
  • EAN: 9781646114351
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  • Number of Pages: 146
  • Author: Azusa Oda
  • Publication Date: March 17th, 2020
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Ramen at Home: The Easy Japanese Cookbook for Classic Ramen and Bold New Flavors

By Brian MacDuckston

Rockridge Press
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  • Number of Pages: 218
  • Author: Brian MacDuckston
  • Publication Date: December 5th, 2017
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Just One Cookbook Essential Japanese Recipes

By Namiko Hirasawa Chen

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Released: December 1st, 2013
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  • Publication Date: December 1st, 2013
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