Making Japanese cuisine at home might sound scary at first to some people. However, you can easily prepare your Japanese meal at home thanks to meal kits that you can get online. And they are all vegetarian-friendly! Read on to decide which of the three popular Japanese dishes you’d like to try making.
Vegetarian Japanese Curry Rice
When you hear curry, you’d probably think of Indian curry. But did you know that curry rice is one of the most beloved Japanese foods? In fact, many Japanese people considered curry rice to be the most beloved home-cooked comfort food alongside ramen. People of Japan love curry so much that many regions of Japan have their own local version of it.
Now, you can make curry rice with this vegetarian Japanese curry roux mix. All you need to do is chop and boil various vegetables like carrots, potatoes, onions, and eggplants and add the curry flakes. You can also follow Japanese curry recipes like this one. Just remove ground pork if you want to make it vegetarian.
Yakisoba noodles are stir-fried noodles cooked in sizzling sweet and spicy umami sauce. It’s a favorite at the summer Obon festival as it’s a perfect noodle dish easily cooked on outdoor BBQ and packs tons of umami. Typical ingredients include cabbage, carrots, and thinly-sliced pork meat. But if you want to make it vegetarian, forego pork and add other vegetables like onions and green peppers!
This yakisoba noodle kit comes with three single-serve packets of fresh noodles that are vacuum-sealed for maintaining freshness. You just need to stir-fry vegetables and mix in noodles and yakisoba sauce. You’ll get to enjoy this delicious noodle dish in minutes!
Chirashi sushi is typically served at a celebration like birthdays and girls festival in March. The word “chirashi” means “to sprinkle” in Japanese. Thus, chirashi sushi looks like a bowl of sushi with various colorful toppings sprinkled on top of the sushi rice. Normally, you make it by mixing sushi rice with root vegetables like carrots and lotus roots. Then, thinly cut egg crepes, snow peas, salmon roes, and nori seaweed add colorful decoration to the otherwise simple sushi bowl.
Of course, you can make vegetables and sushi rice yourself. But if you want to make chirashi sushi quickly, use this chirashi sushi kit! It comes with a pre-cooked vegetable mix that includes lotus roots, carrots, dried gourd strips, bamboo shoots, and shiitake mushrooms. All you need to do is mix it with cooked rice, and you’ll have sushi rice in minutes. Then, decorate it with snow peas, eggs, and nori seaweed (included in the kit). Typical “red” decoration is salmon roes, but you can use carrots or tomatoes as vegetarian alternatives. If you have a cookie-cutter, you can cut out carrots into a flower shape after slicing and boiling them.