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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Sesame Seared Tuna

Rating: 4.7 stars
519
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.

What Is Miso?

Miso paste is a rich and pungent flavoring ingredient in so many Japanese dishes.
By Amy Sherman

Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4.11 stars
532
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.

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Rating: 4.8 stars
10
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!

Chicken Katsu

Rating: 4.68 stars
863
This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese style fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce.

Spongy Japanese Cheesecake

Rating: 4.11 stars
18
This spongy, light cheesecake is good plain, with fresh fruit topping, or you can even frost it.

Beef Kushiyaki

Rating: 4.67 stars
12
A Japanese favorite.

Easy Mochi

Rating: 4.12 stars
50
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!

Thai-Inspired Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.36 stars
282
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.

Miso Soup

Rating: 4.71 stars
489
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
383
This is a good recipe that is easy and flavorful.

Gyoza Sauce

Rating: 4.45 stars
140
Use this slightly-spicy Japanese dipping sauce for pot stickers or spring rolls.
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Chicken Katsu

Rating: 4.68 stars
863

This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese style fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce.