Japanese Recipes

Allrecipes helps you bring the bento box home with more than 290 trusted Japanese recipes for chicken teriyaki, sushi, miso soup, and yakisoba.

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Spongy Japanese Cheesecake

Rating: 4.11 stars
This spongy, light cheesecake is good plain, with fresh fruit topping, or you can even frost it.

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Rating: 4.88 stars
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake stuffed with yummy goodness! 'Okonomi' means what you like and 'yaki' means grilled. The ingredients provided are the basic okonomiyaki recipe. Feel free to add any vegetables or other meats. Have fun playing with the ingredients!

Japanese Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4.54 stars
Great twist on a old favorite.

The Perfect Simplified Sushi Vinegar

Rating: 4.83 stars
The perfect simplified version of sushi vinegar!

Beef Kushiyaki

Rating: 4.64 stars
A Japanese favorite.

Easy Mochi

Rating: 4.12 stars
A lovely Chinese New Year's snack; soft, slightly sweet, and chewy, this is a wonderful traditional dessert. Ready in only minutes. Serve with steaming hot tea!

Sesame Seared Tuna

Rating: 4.69 stars
Easy, great tasting tuna coated with sesame seeds, and quickly seared. This tuna is served rare, so be sure to use a good quality fresh tuna.

Thai-Inspired Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.37 stars
A zesty treat--goes great with bbq'd chicken and a beer. If you're feeling adventurous mix in 1/2 cup of shredded dried seaweed (nori) just before serving.

Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4.13 stars
Here is my recipe for the perfect sushi rice. You can eat this alone or roll into your favorite sushi roll with ingredients of choice. I use strips of carrots, cucumbers and slices of avocado. You can adjust the amount of vinegar in this recipe to suit your taste.

Miso Soup

Rating: 4.71 stars
Dashi is a basic stock used in Japanese cooking which is made by boiling dried kelp (seaweed) and dried bonito (fish). Instant dashi granules are sold in conveniently-sized jars or packets and vary in strength. Add more dashi to your soup if you want a stronger stock. You can use yellow, white or red miso paste for this soup. Yellow miso is sweet and creamy, red miso is stronger and saltier.
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Famous Japanese Restaurant-Style Salad Dressing

Rating: 4.34 stars
This is a good recipe that is easy and flavorful.

Gyoza Sauce

Rating: 4.45 stars
Use this slightly-spicy Japanese dipping sauce for pot stickers or spring rolls.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cucumber Sunomono

Rating: Unrated
"Wonderful! A light, refreshing dish for either an appetizer or side salad. I sprinkled a few sesame seeds on top and it was fabulous! " – DEBLEH

How to Make Dashi Stock

Get tips on making this essential ingredient for miso soup.

Ashley's Chicken Katsu with Tonkatsu Sauce

Rating: 4.28 stars

A recipe for delicious Japanese fried chicken and an accompanying Tonkatsu sauce. Serve with your choice of shredded cabbage, rice, or even mashed potatoes.