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.
Ponzu Stir-Fried Pork and Vegetables

Ponzu Stir-Fried Pork and Vegetables

For one of the lightest yet most robust stir fried dishes look no further - the ponzu sauce presents the mouth-watering pork over the bed of vegetables and gives off a fantastic aroma.

Pan-Fried Chicken Thigh In Yakitori Sauce

Pan-Fried Chicken Thigh In Yakitori Sauce

Try this mouth-watering chicken thigh in yakitori sauce tonight and experience the melt-in-your-mouth flavour from Japan!

Sunomono (Wakame Cucumber Salad)

Sunomono (Wakame Cucumber Salad)

When ‘su’ means ‘vinegar’, ‘sunomono’ refers to all things ‘vinegered’. This light salad is easy-to-make and this recipe requires only a handful of ingredients. Enjoy sunomono on a hot summer’s day or have it as a topping on chilled noodle dishes such as udon or somen.

Japanese Chicken Curry from Scratch

Japanese Chicken Curry from Scratch

Not to be confused with Indian curry, the Japanese curry is thicker and milder in flavour. Although most Japanese make their curry from pre-made curry roux, making it from scratch allows you to expand the array of flavours by adding ketchup, apricot jam, cocoa powder, apples or Worcestershire sauce. This versatile recipe also goes well with any meat and vegetables of your liking and best served with rice, udon, or bread.

Chirashizushi (Scattered Sushi)

Chirashizushi (Scattered Sushi)

Chirashizushi is known as ‘scattered’ sushi and is served with a variety colourful toppings and raw seafood on a bed of seasoned rice. Often cooked for special occasions such as birthdays or festivals, this dish is aesthetically pleasing, and the variety of textures and flavours will surely tempt your palate. Other favourite toppings include boiled shrimp, squid, and sea urchin.

Hijiki no Nimono (Hijiki Seaweed Salad)

Hijiki no Nimono (Hijiki Seaweed Salad)

Typically served as a side dish, hijiki is rich in fibre and minerals such as calcium iron and magnesium. Despite its benefits, it should be eaten in moderation as it contains inorganic arsenic which is higher than other types of seaweed. Hijiki no nimono can be prepared in advance and refrigerated to allow flavours to develop.

Pork Katsu Kare (Pork Cutlet with Curry Sauce)

Pork Katsu Kare (Pork Cutlet with Curry Sauce)

Pork cutlet coated in panko, twice fried until golden and crunchy. In this recipe, the fried pork katsu is served with Japanese curry sauce but it would be just as delicious on a bowl of piping hot udon.

Nasu Dengaku (Miso Glazed Eggplant)

Nasu Dengaku (Miso Glazed Eggplant)

This traditional Japanese dish will have you wanting more with its tender eggplant slices glazed with miso. The oven broil brings out the toasty caramel flavours of the miso, resulting in a wonderfully aromatic dish.

Miso Grilled Chicken

Miso Grilled Chicken

Miso enhances anything it touches. A versatile marinade for a variety of protein including chicken, beef, fish and even scallops, marinating with miso makes them more tender and flavourful. Try this simple-to make weeknight meal is perfect for your everyday cooking.

Nobu-Inspired Miso Cod

Nobu-Inspired Miso Cod

There are many reasons to love black cod — it is full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and wonderfully buttery when cooked. Here's one more, a Nobu-inspired recipe for black cod that makes an easy, elegant dinner for guests or a weeknight dish you can prepare over the weekend.

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