Japanese cuisine is one of the most popular and unique in the world. While many dishes are known for their simplicity, Japanese cuisine may seem complex and challenging to replicate at home. That doesn't mean you can't try your hand at some authentic Japanese recipes, and with some detailed guided video instructions from seasoned Japanese chefs, you will master these recipes in no time.
We have already introduced you to some incredibly popular Japanese dishes like miso soup and California rolls and even gave up some secrets on making the perfect sushi rice. If you have missed that amazing recipe collection, find it here
Famous Japanese Recipes With Exclusive Tips From Master Chefs.
This time we will learn how to make some amazing Japanese side dishes, the famous Japanese curry, easy and healthy ramen, and will finish it off with the most amazing strawberry mochi dessert.
Goma means sesame in Japanese, and it is one of the most popular ingredients in both savory and sweet dishes. The earthy, nutty, and rich taste of slightly roasted sesame can complement almost any dish. It goes especially well with green vegetables like spinach, green beans, snap peas, or broccoli.
Goma ae is a sesame sauce that is one of the most popular dressings for Japanese side dishes and salads. It uses simple ingredients like sesame seeds, soy sauce, and sugar. For its simplicity and fantastic taste, side dishes dressed with this sauce are a must-have component of any bento lunch box.
Dashi is a group of stocks that are used as a base for many Japanese dishes from miso soup to ramen broth. Dashi is known to accentuate and bring out the umami flavor.
Dashi tastes as rich and savory as any stock simmering for hours but only takes a few minutes to prepare! Isn’t that a magical ingredient?
Agedashi tofu means fried tofu in dashi sauce. It is made using silky tofu coated in a thin layer of potato starch to create a crispy layer and served with dashi broth and garnishes like scallions, ginger, or nori.
Agedashi tofu is a simple Japanese dish with an incredible complex flair profile.
Kakuni means “square simmered” in Japanese and it directly refers to the shape and the cooking method used to make this delicious tender pork belly.
Japanese braised pork does take a few hours to make, but the result is worth it. Simmering the pork for several hours with ginger and spring onions and then simmering it for another hour in the mixture of stock, sugar, soy sauce, and sake renders the fat in the meat and creates that incredible melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Japanese Curry is comfort food and one of the most-loved home-cooked dishes in Japan. It is different from Indian curry in both color and texture. The stand-out feature of Japanese curry is its thick, rich sauce.
The bite-sized chunks of meat, the thick-cut vegetables, the rich and creamy curry sauce, and perfectly cooked rice make every bite so comforting and satisfying. It is a meal you can easily make on a busy night, and it tastes even better the next day.
Japanese Ramen needs no introduction; it has become one of the most loved Japanese foods worldwide. This delicious and comforting dish is not at all difficult to make, and you can easily enjoy it in the comfort of your home any night of the week.
Japanese sweet treats feature unique flavors and textures that you won't find in most Western desserts.
Ichigo daifuku is one of the most interesting Japanese mochi desserts as it uses whole strawberries. This sweet treat is the perfect combination of the juiciness of fresh strawberries and the flavorful sweetness of red bean paste wrapped in a soft mochi.
Japanese desserts are often overlooked, but they truly deserve a recipe collection of their own! And if you are ready to explore the delicious and cute sweet treats from Japan, look no further than this collection of 15 Delicious Japanese Desserts You Can Make and Enjoy Today