15 best Japanese recipes
Get adventurous with our favorite classics and dishes with a twist
The fresh vegetables, tofu, and flavorful ginger in this Asian-inspired soup will keep you healthy, while slurp-able noodles and chicken meat ensure you'll be satisfyingly full.
Recipe: Japanese-Stye One-Pot Supper
Yuzu, a kind of Japanese citrus, has an ultra-aromatic, floral flavor that makes it a knockout with seafood and mango. A soy-ginger mayo and a sprinkle of minced kaffir lime leaves add more layers of complexity.
We put the shrimp on the skewer tail first so that you can easily cook them on the grill, then easily remove and eat the shrimp. The cucmber salad is cool and refreshing.
Chef Taichi Kitamura of Kappo Tamura recommends adding shioyaki—Japanese for “salt-grilled”—to your repertoire. This technique, also the name of the dish, creates salmon with an umami-flavored crust and a crispy skin.
Recipe: Salmon Shioyaki
Soba (Japanese buckwheat) noodles and powdered wasabi are available in the Asian food section of well-stocked supermarkets as well as in Asian markets; bonito flakes are available in Asian markets.
Recipe: Cold Soba Noodle Salad