RECIPES - Japanese

With a rich history, there is so much more to Japanese food than the commonly known Sushi rolls, Sashimi and Miso soup. Japanese food includes dishes such as delicious Soba and Udon noodles, crispy Tempura prawns and veggies, smoky Yakitori barbeque and even traditional Japanese Wagashi and Mochi sweets. While it is certainly not a simple task to work your way through that delicious Tonkotsu, it is definitely not a daunting job, either. Asian Inspirations introduces a world of authentic Japanese flavours, dishes and recipes that go far beyond Sushi and Sashimi. Discover tried-and-tested recipes for hotpots and uncover the secret to perfect homemade Ramen. The best and most authentic Japanese recipes await you.
Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

Onigiri is one of Japan’s favourite snacks. It is so popular in Japan that it is sold in the convenience stores and in specialty stores for takeaway in Japan. Onigiri are balls of rice filled with delicious fillings and wrapped with seaweed. It is easy to make for a snack or a light meal which can also be packed into lunchboxes. Visually pleasing and tasty, they are a fun and filling alternative to sandwiches for lunch. They are also commonly included in bento boxes.

Ochazuke (Japanese Green Tea Rice)

Ochazuke (Japanese Green Tea Rice)

Ochazuke is a traditional Japanese dish in which hot green tea is poured over rice topped with a few simple ingredients. It is simple yet extremely tasty that is beloved by Japanese. Ochazuke can be enjoyed as a light meal or as a snack at any time of the day.

Sesame Rice Cakes

Sesame Rice Cakes

Give a little twist to your rice and try this fried sesame rice cake. They are so easy to prepare and make. Serve these rice cakes with teriyaki chicken or Japanese curry. It may also be served as a snack with Japanese mayonnaise, wasabi or sweet chilli sauce.

Soba Noodle Salad

Soba Noodle Salad

This is a refreshing cold noodle salad with a combination of soba noodles and fresh vegetables. The flavour is well balanced with a mix of roast sesame, sesame soy and sesame oil dressing that adds a wonderful taste to the noodle salad. Easy to make and such a refreshing and healthy dish, this would be perfect to make during summer.

Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken & Egg Rice Bowls)

Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken & Egg Rice Bowls)

Oyakodon is a very popular dish in Japan. It is a classic one-pot Japanese chicken dish with chiffon-like blanket of eggs served on top of a bed of hot rice. The broth is very flavourful and it is balanced with a mixture of soy sauce and sugar for a sweet and salty profile. This would definitely be a favourite at home as it is healthy and so easy to cook.

Potato Korokke (Potato Croquettes)

Potato Korokke (Potato Croquettes)

Potato korokke is a delicious deep fried potato cake coated with panko and filled with fluffy mashed potatoes, minced pork and onion. It’s a favourite amongst kids and it is a typical Japanese home cooking and street food. Add this potato korokke into your bento lunch box or eat it as a snack on its own.

Gyudon (Japanese Beef Rice Bowl)

Gyudon (Japanese Beef Rice Bowl)

Gyudon is a popular, quick and inexpensive delicious Japanese rice bowl dish that is available in many restaurants in Japan during lunch time. It is made out of thinly sliced beef that is cooked with sweet and salty sauce, piled on top of rice and the rice absorbs all the flavourful sauce.

Chawanmushi (Japanese Savoury Egg Custard)

Chawanmushi (Japanese Savoury Egg Custard)

Chawanmushi is a traditional hot Japanese appetizer made from steamed savoury egg custard and is filled with delicious fillings of prawns, kamaboko (fish cake), shiitake mushrooms and chicken. “Chawan” means tea cup or rice bowl and “mushi” means steamed in Japanese and it is indeed steamed food in a cup. Chawanmushi’s flavour comes mainly from dashi, mirin and soy sauce. If cooked right, the texture is soft, silky and smooth.

Yakisoba (Japanese Fried Noodles)

Yakisoba (Japanese Fried Noodles)

Yakisoba noodle is a popular casual and budget food in Japan. It is relatively quick and easy to make this Japanese stir fried noodles for lunch or dinner at home. Yakisoba is seasoned with a sweet savoury sauce tossed with sliced pork, cabbage and carrots. The must have toppings are benishouga and aonori to complete the dish.

Tsukimi Dango (Moon-viewing Dumplings)

Tsukimi Dango (Moon-viewing Dumplings)

In Japan, Mid-Autumn Festival is known as Tsukimi, which literally means to ‘moon watch’ .Among the many delicacies made traditionally in celebration of this festival is the Tsukimi dango, or moon-viewing dumplings. These dumplings are thought to bring happiness, good health and as an offering not only for the moon’s beauty, but as an expression of gratitude for the autumn harvest.

Page 1 of 1112...11

CNY 2016 WINNERS

Kate Brodhurst

Rosalin Kristiani

Glenda Mc Donnell

Michael J Sabo

Melinda Savage

Lisa-Jane Fudge

Lillie Giang

Justine Withers

Julia Brodska

Josephine Chan

Sally-Ann Haw

Store Locator

Find your nearest Asian Store

Search


Our Newsletter

Sign up for an authentic Asian experience. From exotic cuisines to fascinating destinations to cooking competitions and monthly giveaways - Discover the Authentic