American-style lamb chops meet Japanese flavors like kombucha and mustard mayonnaise in this fusion dish that will impress friends and family. Use our easy-to-follow recipe and video to create the perfect marinade and rich umami flavor.
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Bitter melon, also known as goya in Japan, is one of the most famous and healthiest foods consumed in Japan. The taste can take some getting used to, but it’s worth it for the health benefits of bitter melon.
Made using either a salt or vinegar brine or a more involved fermentation process, Japanese tsukemono pickles can refer to a wide assortment of both vegetables and fruits, as well as seaweed, and exhibit a plethora of both flavors and colors.
The lotus root is a vegetable that looks beautiful when sliced, and can be used in many different Japanese dishes. It is healthy, tasty, and becoming much more popular in America.
Ekiben is a great lunch option while traveling, as there is a wide variety to choose from at train stations all over Japan. Whether you want fresh sushi, onigiri, or even a hot meal, you can't go wrong with picking up an ekiben during your layover!
Japanese cuisine relies on natto as a staple breakfast or lunch dish, but many Western palates have not been exposed to this fermented soybean wonder. There are many health benefits to this dish in addition to its additive flavor profile.
Natto, fermented soybeans, is often enjoyed on its own as a simple cold dish. But there are many different ways to serve, from mixing it with other ingredients to adding it to salads and soups. Try these suggestions for new ways to enjoy natto.
Pickled vegetables such as fukujinzuke and crunchy rakkyo are an excellent side dish to your Japanese meal, especially Japanese curry! Try some the next time you make or order curry, and you won't be disappointed!
Unagi, the Japanese eel, is a large part of Japanese cuisine. In addition to being an ingredient in many sushi rolls, there are many other ways you can enjoy unagi, whether in Japanese restaurants or prepared and served in your own home.
Kinpira is a cooking style, commonly used to cook root vegetables. You can always add other vegetables to this colorful dish!