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Japan: Recipes and Cuisine

Japanese ramen shop

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Japanese cuisine is known for the direct simplicity of its dishes, as well as the striking beauty of their final presentation. Freshness is key, and light, healthy meals with a bold punch of flavor are the norm.

Typical Japanese Dishes

Japanese Recipes

Try these recipes from Japan.


Japanese dashi soup stock

(Japanese basic soup stock)


Oyako Don (Japanese chicken and egg rice bowl)

(Japanese chicken and egg rice bowl)


Yakitori (Japanese grilled chicken skewers)

(Japanese grilled chicken skewers)

Su Udon

Su Udon (Japanese noodles in broth)

(Japanese noodles in broth)


Gari Japanese pickled ginger

(Japanese pickled ginger)

Zaru Soba

Zaru Soba (Japanese cold buckwheat noodles with dipping sauce)

(Japanese cold buckwheat noodles with dipping sauce)


Nasu Japanese eggplant sashimi

(Japanese steamed, sliced eggplant)


Osaka-style okonomiyaki on the griddle

(Japanese savory "as-you-like-it" pancakes)