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    The 30 BEST Japanese Recipes

    Japanese cuisine is a mosaic of cooking styles. From raw sushi, to deep fried katsu and tempura, delicate soups, robust curries and so many Japanese recipe ideas…

    To help you master some of these great dishes, we’ve compiled this list of Japanese Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet.

    Try making all of these great Japanese dishes. It’s so fun to experiment with new cuisines. We hope you love these Japanese Recipes as much as we do!

    The best Japanese recipes.

    The Best Japanese Recipes:

    1. Teriyaki Chicken

    Teriyaki is the answer to all your wishes. Everybody loves teriyaki flavor, it’s probably the most beloved Japanese food outside Japan.

    Tender juicy chicken, glistening in tasty sauce that’s sweet, savory, umami and so yum!

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    2. Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)

    Tonkatsu is a simple fried pork cutlet, popular in Japanese cuisine. It’s crispy outside, tender inside, and comes with a beautifully flavorful katsu sauce.

    It’s so easy to make, with only a few simple ingredients, yet it ends up so delicious. If you have 20 minutes, you can have this crispy treat on your table!

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    3. Japanese Beef Curry

    Curry… It’s more “Japanese” than you think. Yes, curry is so popular in Japan, that it’s regarded as one of the top two national dishes, along with ramen. Even ahead of their sushi and miso soup.

    It’s a thick, rich, velvety and glossy concoction that’s sweet, savory and umami in nature. One of our favorite Japanese recipes!

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    4. Katsudon

    Katsudon is a popular Japanese rice bowl featuring a fried pork cutlet that gets simmered with eggs and onions in a savory sauce.

    It’s one of the most common variations of their “donburi”, or rice bowls. One of our favorite Japanese recipes.

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    5. Temaki

    These hand rolled temaki feature your favorite sushi ingredients all wrapped in nori leaves.

    They make a fun party food, just arrange your ingredients on a platter and everyone can make their own perfect roll.

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook


    6. Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

    Okonomiyaki are savory Japanese pancakes made with cabbage, scallions, and various meats or seafood. This homemade recipe is a healthy and tasty spin on the Japanese classic.

    You may have never heard of it, but this okonomiyaki may end up being a mainstay on your dinner table.

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons


    7. Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs)

    Tsukune, Japanese-style chicken meatballs, are absolutely delicious! Soft and juicy meatballs basted in a sweet, salty, and sticky sauce.

    The meatballs are incredibly flavorful and I guarantee your guests will have no problem eating one after another! Treat everybody with this new Asian flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ iheartumami


    8. Nikuman (Steamed Pork Buns)

    Nikuman are Japanese steamed buns, usually steamed inside a bamboo steamer. They are filled with delicious pork, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage and scallions.

    The savory buns are at their best when you enjoy them fresh, hot and fluffy… and you just can’t stop at one.

     Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook


    9. Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

    Ramen is one of the most popular Japanese foods, and we love how versatile it is!

    This stir fry can be made in less than twenty minutes, and this recipe shows how to adapt it to your liking.

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    10. Crispy Shrimp Tempura

    Crispy Shrimp Tempura is one of the most popular and well known Japanese dishes. The light panko coating results in fried shrimp that are crispy, but not too heavy.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyhomecooked


    11. Mochi (Japanese Rice Cake)

    Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made from a special glutinous rice. It’s popular year round, especially New Years.

    It can also be stuffed with a variety of things, making it a fun and versatile treat.

    Get the Recipe @ chopstickchronicles


    12. Katsu Karē

    Katsu Karē is another popular use for tonkatsu cutlets.

    In this form, it’s served along with rice and Japanese curry, for the ultimate in Japanese comfort food meals.

    Get the Recipe @ closetcooking


    13. Miso Soup

    Miso is perhaps the most popular of Japanese soups. This recipe shows you just how easy it is to make in your own kitchen… about 25 minutes easy!

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons


    14. Chicken Yaki Udon

    Another surprisingly quick to make recipe is this chicken yaki udon. It only takes twenty minutes, and it tastes great.

    The noodles are tossed with simple vegetables and chicken, which get covered in a savory sauce that you will love.

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka


    15. Chirashizushi (Scattered Sushi)

    Chirashizushi, or scattered sushi, is your favorite sushi ingredients scattered over a bed of rice. It’s a quick and satisfying meal, similar to the popular poke bowls.

    This is one of the fun Japanese recipes to enjoy with a crowd.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats


    16. Gyoza (Japanese Fried Dumplings)

    For a fun and delicious Japanese appetizer, you have to try these crispy pan fried gyoza dumplings.

    They are filled with ground pork, veggies, and plenty of flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia


    17. Yakisoba

    Soba noodles are thin buckwheat noodles, and one of the most popular way to serve them is this Yakisoba stir fry.

    It’s a 20 minute meal featuring thinly sliced pork, vegetables and a great sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats


    18. Yakimeshi (Japanese Fried Rice)

    Fried rice is such a great use for leftover rice, and makes for a delicious side or light main.

    This Japanese style fried rice only takes about 15 minutes to make and is just as good as what you will get in any restaurant.

    Get the Recipe @ pickledplum


    19. Mushroom Ramen

    This mushroom ramen recipe is restaurant quality, made right at home! The marvelous mushroom broth is perfectly seasoned, and a soft boiled egg tops the broth.

    The mushroom and egg combination bring the dish together, and it makes a great appetizer or light meal!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious


    20. Teriyaki Shrimp

    If you love seafood, this easy to make Teriyaki Shrimp recipe is a must try.

    Nothing beats tender shrimp coated in a tasty sticky sauce. These plump shrimp are grilled on skewers and slathered in a homemade teriyaki sauce. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb


    21. Hibachi Steak

    Save yourself a trip to the restaurant, because you can make your own hibachi style steak in your own kitchen! These bites only take about 10 minutes, and they taste great!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookingjar


    22. Seaweed Salad

    Seaweed salad is a common Japanese side dish, and is really easy to make. All you have to do is rehydrate some dried seaweed and mix with a simple sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ 40aprons


    23. Chicken Udon Soup with Bok Choy

    Chicken Udon Soup with Bok Choy is a simple and quick Japanese take on classic chicken noodle soup.

    You will have this flavorful dinner ready in 40 minutes, start to finish.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin


    24. Temari Sushi

    Temari sushi is fun little hand rolled balls of sushi ingredients wrapped around rice. They take a little work, but they’re a fun dish you can really get creative with.

    Just imagine serving a platter of these cute balls at your next get together!

    Get the Recipe @ pickledplum


    25. Agedashi Tofu

    Agedashi Tofu recipe is a popular appetizer from Japanese restaurants. Crispy fried outside and soft inside, it’s served with a flavorful sweet and savory sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia


    26. Teriyaki Marinade

    Classic teriyaki marinade beautifully blends soy sauce, sesame oil and aromatics. It’s great for just about any type of meat, and is perfect for those times you’re craving Asian flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ iheartnaptime


    27. Curry Roux

    The base for a good Japanese curry is the Roux, or “Curry Cubes”. It’s easily available in grocery stores, but as with anything, is better homemade. This recipe will show you how to make the best curry roux.

    Get the Recipe @ okonomikitchen


    28. Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Bowl)

    Oyakodon is a popular Japanese rice bowl featuring a chicken that gets simmered with eggs and onions in a savory sauce.

    It’s one of the most common variations of their “donburi”, or rice bowls.

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook


    29. Chicken Katsu

    Chicken katsu is a simple panko fried chicken cutlet, popular in Japan, and Japanese restaurants abroad.

    It’s crispy outside, tender inside, and comes with a beautifully flavorful katsu sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated


    30. Mochi Ice Cream

    We’re wrapping up our list with a sweet treat. Mochi ice cream is a fairly new invention, but it has taken the dessert world by storm.

    Japanese rice cakes, mochi, are wrapped around an orb of ice cream. They sound difficult, but you’ll be amazed how easy they are!

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch


    So many great Japanese recipes to cook. No wonder it’s one of the most famous cuisines in the world!

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    30 BEST Japanese Foods

    This collection of Japanese Recipes includes classics like sushi, tempura, donburi, curry and more. For a good start, try this easy teriyaki sauce:

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar or white vinegar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 Tbsp honey
    • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
    • 1 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
    • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes (optional)
    • 2 tsp cornstarch
    • 1/4 cup water

    Instructions

      1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat and bring it to simmer, stirring continuously. Once its starts boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix the cornstarch and water and slowly add this slurry to the sauce, stirring constantly, to thicken it. Remove from heat and let it cool.

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