If you can’t wait to experience one of Australia’s top izakaya restaurants, then create your own Japanese bar snacks at home with eight authentic recipes from Japanese izakayas. Just add beer, sake or whisky.
Channel the smoky yakitori bars and izakayas of Japan with these glazed chicken and spring onion skewers, ideal with a flask of sake.
A popular izakaya dish, known as nasu dengaku, this delicate Japanese dish teams tender grilled or fried eggplant with a nutty miso dressing. Get the recipe here.
It’s hard to go past a serve of gyoza at your local izakaya. Packed with pork mince, cabbage and spring onion, these Japanese dumplings are the ultimate bar snack.
This savoury pancake resembles an okonomiyaki, crammed with crunchy vegetables and drizzled with Kewpie mayonnaise.
Perfect with an ice-cold beer, these crunchy, fluffy croquettes are flavoured with wasabi and spring onion. Get the recipe here.
Originally hailing from Portugal, tempura has become a Japanese trademark, famed for its crunchy, thin batter that encases fresh vegetables and seafood.
Order these sweet and savoury pork skewers straight off the grill for a satisfying izakaya snack that’s packed with protein. Get the recipe here.
In this delicate Japanese dish, cubes of silky smooth tofu are covered in a crunchy coating, then served in a pool of salty dashi broth. Get the recipe here.
Now that you’ve sorted your snacks, read all about sake, the Japanese drink.
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