Japanese Cuisine – 20 Most Delicious Japanese Recipes

Japanese Cuisine: 20 Most Delicious Japanese Recipes
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Simplicity and variety – these are the qualities that Japanese cuisine skillfully combines. On the one hand, it is based on only a few basic ingredients, and on the other hand, there are dozens and hundreds of ways to cook them in different ways. Here are 20 of the most delicious Japanese food recipes!

1. Rice with seafood

Rice with seafood
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Let’s start with the simplest and most popular Japanese dish – rice.

You will need: 300 g rice, 500 g sea cocktail, 1 onion, 1 bell pepper, 1 carrot, 2 garlic cloves, 2 tomatoes, spices.

Cooking: Fry seafood until tender, season and set aside. Finely chop all the vegetables and stew them together for about 15 minutes. Add the washed rice, pour in 600 ml of water and simmer until the rice is ready. Add seafood, stir and simmer for a couple more minutes.

2. Maki with salmon

Maki with salmon
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Maki are the simplest Japanese rolls. But at the same time, this is the base from which you can change the filling at your discretion.

You will need: 2 nori sheets, 150 g salmon, 5 g wasabi, 1 cup sushi rice, 1 cup water, 2.5 tbsp. rice vinegar, 1 pinch of salt, 0.5 tsp. Sahara.

Cooking: Pour the washed rice with water and cook over low heat until the liquid evaporates. Add salt, sugar and rice vinegar and mix everything. Cut the nori sheets in half and moisten the edge lightly. Place rice, some wasabi and pieces of salmon on each sheet. Wrap tight rolls with a sushi mat.

3. Dango

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Steamed rice flour balls are the most popular Japanese dessert.

You will need: 400 g rice flour, 200 ml water.

Cooking: Bring the water to a boil, cool slightly, add the sifted rice flour and quickly knead the homogeneous dough. Roll into walnut-sized balls and steam them for 20-25 minutes. Serve with your favorite sauce or jam.

4. Yakisoba with chicken

Yakisoba with chicken
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Traditional noodles with vegetables and chicken fillet.

You will need: 1 chicken fillet, 400 g noodles, 1 carrot, 1 onion, 200 g Chinese cabbage, 2 garlic cloves, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. sesame oil.

Cooking: Cut the chicken into pieces and fry until done. Boil the noodles according to the instructions. Randomly chop and fry all the vegetables separately over high heat. Mix with chicken, crushed garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add noodles, stir and cook for 2 more minutes.

5. Ramen with pork

Ramen with pork
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Adapted ramen recipe from available ingredients.

You will need: 300 g ramen noodles, 200 g pork, 80 g spinach, 2 eggs, 180 g green beans, 4 nori sheets, 20 g ginger, 2 tbsp. sesame seeds, 3 green onion feathers, 20 ml fish sauce, 1 l broth, 60 ml soy sauce.

Cooking: Cut the pork into strips and fry or bake until done to taste. Boil the noodles, boil the green beans, boil the eggs separately and pour boiling water over the spinach leaves. Thinly slice the nori, chop the ginger and fry the sesame seeds. Bring stock to a boil and add soy sauce and fish sauce. Divide all the ingredients into bowls and pour over the broth.

6. Omelet with rice

Omelet with rice
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A versatile and quick Japanese-style breakfast.

You will need: 1 egg, 2 tbsp. milk, 3 tbsp. boiled rice, 1 tbsp. green peas, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, herbs, spices.

Cooking: Stir-fry rice with green peas and herbs in soy sauce. Season. Whisk the egg with milk, pour into the pan and let the omelet thicken a little. Put the filling on half, cover with the second half and fry until cooked.

7. Sunomono Cucumber Salad

Sunomono Cucumber Salad
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Optionally add grated ginger, chili flakes or sesame seeds.

You will need: 800 g cucumbers, 0.5 tbsp. salt, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 3 tbsp. rice vinegar, 2 tbsp. Sahara.

Cooking: Cut the cucumbers into thin circles or slices. Salt, leave for 10 minutes and drain off excess juice, and then rinse the cucumbers. Mix the rest of the ingredients for the marinade and let the salad brew for half an hour.

8. Onigiri

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Stuffed rice balls that adults and children adore.

You will need: 400 g sushi rice, 450 ml water, 1 tsp. sesame oil, 200 g salmon, 150 g cream cheese, 10 g nori, salt.

Cooking: Rinse the rice, cover with water and boil for about 13 minutes under the lid without stirring. Season with sesame oil, salt and leave to brew under the lid. Mix finely chopped salmon with cream cheese. Put rice on a piece of film, stuffing on it, and form a closed ball or triangle. Decorate it with a strip of nori for convenience.

9. Omelette Tamago

Omelet Tamago
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We tell you how to fry a classic Japanese omelette.

You will need: 5 eggs, 1 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. rice vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp. vegetable oil.

Cooking: Beat the eggs with a whisk, strain through a sieve, add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Pour a little egg mass into the pan, fry a thin pancake, roll it into a roll and push it to the edge. Pour in more egg mass, fry, wrap in a roll along with the previous one, and so on until the end of the eggs. Slice the omelet before serving.

10. Miso soup with tofu

Miso soup with tofu
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Here you will need dry hondashi granulated broth and miso paste.

You will need: 1 liter of water, 2 tbsp. granular fish broth, 2 tbsp. miso paste, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 150 g tofu, 10 shiitake mushrooms, 3 green onion feathers.

Cooking: Cut the tofu into cubes and fry as desired. Randomly cut the shiitake and also fry in soy sauce. Boil water, add broth granules and tofu, and boil for 2 minutes. Mix the miso paste and some broth and put it back into the pot. Add the shiitake and chopped green onions and heat the soup for another minute.

11. Pickled daikon

Pickled daikon
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There are many different recipes for pickled yellow daikon and this is the best one!

You will need: 1 kg of daikon, 500 ml of water, 70 ml of vinegar, 1 tbsp. turmeric, 4 tbsp. sugar, 3 tsp salt, 5 cloves of garlic, spices.

Cooking: Cut the peeled daikon and garlic into thin slices. Mix the rest of the ingredients with water and bring to a boil. Pour the marinade over the daikon and leave it in the refrigerator, covered, for 1-2 days.

12. Oyakodon

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Thick Japanese soup with chicken and egg.

You will need: 500 g chicken fillet, 5 eggs, 1 glass of rice, 1 onion, 4 tbsp. soy sauce and rice wine, 1 glass of water, 1.5 tbsp. sugar, 1 bunch of green onions.

Cooking: Boil rice until tender. Cut the chicken into pieces and chop the onion. Pour water, rice wine, soy sauce into a saucepan and add sugar. Boil and send onion with chicken there. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Reduce the heat, pour in the beaten eggs, leave for another minute and remove the soup from the heat. Add rice and chopped green onions.

13. Japanese Potato Stew

Japanese potato stew
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Yes, even Japan has its own recipe for potato stew with meat!

You will need: 4 potatoes, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 250 g beef, 1 cup green peas, 500 ml broth, 2 tbsp. sugar, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, 4 tbsp. rice or dry white wine.

Cooking: Cut the beef into strips and the vegetables into medium pieces. Fry the onion over high heat, add the meat and fry until the color changes. Add all vegetables except peas, broth and all other ingredients. Carcasses all 15 minutes under a lid over medium heat, add green peas and carcasses until tender.

14. Japanese match biscuit

Japanese match biscuit
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Matcha powder is used as a natural coloring and flavoring agent.

You will need: 0.75 cup flour, 2 tbsp. matches, 1 tbsp. hot water, 2 tbsp. honey, 3 eggs, 1 egg yolk, half a glass of sugar.

Cooking: Sift flour from matches, mix water with honey, and beat eggs with yolk in a water bath for 5-6 minutes. Remove them from the water bath and continue beating until thick. Add honey and then gently fold in the dry ingredients. Put the dough into a mold and send the biscuit to the oven at 180 degrees. Bake it for 5 minutes, drizzle with water, bake for another 5 minutes and drizzle again. Lower the temperature to 150 and bake for another half an hour.

15. Fried Japanese Nuggets

Japanese fried nuggets
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In Japan, even ordinary chicken pieces are fried a little differently!

You will need: 2 chicken fillets, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. rice wine, 1 tbsp. grated ginger, 1 tbsp. rice vinegar, 3 tbsp. starch.

Cooking: Mix soy sauce, rice vinegar and rice wine, add grated ginger and marinate the striped chicken in this for half an hour. Roll the chicken in starch and fry over high heat in plenty of oil.

16. Roasted pumpkin in soy sauce

Fried pumpkin in soy sauce
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Instead of plain soy sauce, you can use teriyaki or unagi.

You will need: 800 g pumpkin, 50 ml soy sauce, 1 tbsp. sesame.

Cooking: Cut the pumpkin into small cubes and fry until soft. Add soy sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and remove from heat.

17. Japanese pancakes

Japanese pancakes
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Such fluffy pancakes with a porous texture are called Hotto Keeki.

You will need: 160 g flour, 1 egg, 100 ml milk, 1 tbsp. baking powder for dough, 1 tbsp. sugar, 1 pinch of salt, 3 tbsp. thick yogurt.

Cooking: Mix milk, yogurt, egg, sugar and salt. Sift the flour with baking powder, add it there and carefully stir it in with a whisk with a minimum amount of stirring. The dough should remain lumpy. Fry pancakes in a hot and lightly oiled pan.

18. Spicy Chicken Chinese Cabbage Soup

Spicy chicken soup with Chinese cabbage
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Use regular chicken or granulated fish broth.

You will need: 1-1.5 l of broth, 100 g of paws shea, 100 g shiitake mushrooms, 100 g champignons, 100 g Beijing cabbage, 1 handful of spinach, 2 green onion feathers, 1 egg, 2 tsp. soy sauce, 1 chili pepper.

Cooking: Cut the cabbage into wide strips, all the mushrooms into slices, and chop the chili. Send everything to a boiling broth and boil for 2-3 minutes. Add noodles and cook until cooked through. At the end, add spinach, pour in soy sauce and beaten egg. Stir soup, remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped green onions.

19. Udon with squid and vegetables

Udon with squid and vegetables
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Noodles are one of the key ingredients in Japanese dishes, so you can’t do without it.

You will need: 400 g udon noodles, 2 squid carcasses, 3 bell peppers, 1 carrot, 3 cm ginger, 3 garlic cloves, 1 chili pepper, 2 pinches of sugar, 2 tbsp. teriyaki sauce, 2 tbsp. soy sauce.

Cooking: Grind ginger with chili and garlic, cut squid and vegetables into strips. Boil udon according to instructions. Fry squid with garlic and ginger for just a minute. Set aside and fry all other vegetables separately over high heat. Add sugar and sauces to them, mix and add udon with squid. Cook for 1 more minute.

20. Beef with ginger

Beef with ginger
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Pairs amazingly with rice or buckwheat noodles.

You will need: 500 g beef, 1 tbsp. grated ginger, 1 chili pepper, 50 ml dry white or rice wine, 200 ml water, 4 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp sesame.

Cooking: Cut the beef into strips. Mix soy sauce, wine, water, sugar and chili. Fry the chopped ginger for a couple of seconds, pour in the sauce, bring it to a boil and reduce it a little. Put the beef in it, fry until tender and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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