Rice is an important ingredient in Japan, serving not just as a side dish at most traditional Japanese meals, but also as the main component of many flavorful Japanese rice dishes, not to mention snacks and desserts.
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.
15-year-old chef Josh Reisner is now establishing his own style in the ramen world. While receiving professional training with ramen masters, this teen chef is also dedicated to creating personal recipes and applying new ideas.
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!
Making your own homemade natto, which is fermented soybeans, can be a fun task resulting in tasty and healthy Japanese dish. Requiring very little equipment or ingredients, you can easily start making your own homemade natto!
Japanese pasta is a uniquely eastern take on the noodle dish. Whether you're looking for spaghetti that reminds you of the ocean or a savory blend of noodles, bacon and spinach, there are many Japanese pasta recipes to enjoy.
From thinly sliced fish to snappy vegetables, tempura is a delicious treat before a Japanese meal. With a technique as delicate as its flavor, tempura is a perfect option for a quick taste of the local cuisine.
In Japan, a common breakfast dish is shioyaki, which means "salt-grilled." A fish is first salted and left to chill overnight, then grilled in the morning. The shioyaki cooking technique is fairly simple, and produces a delicious piece of fish!
Udon noodles are a traditional Japanese noodle that you can easily make at home. Making your own fresh udon noodles at home let you enjoy them in a tasty dish any time you want!
Japanese jellied foods exemplify finesse in technique. Although dishes such as raindrop cake and kanten might look difficult to make, they typically call for a few ingredients and minimal prep time. Start jellying today with this guide.