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Japanese Dishes We're Soy Into

Japan is like foodie heaven, and they definitely know what they're doing in the kitchen. From classics like sushi bowls and edamame to new takes on old favorites, here are a few of our favorite tributes to the Land of the Rising Sun!

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Double Whammy

GLUTEN-FREEWINTER

Coffee Amazake

Yukitchen

Bittersweet creamy sake with coffee! This healthy, vegan Japanese drink is going to satisfy both your obsession with sake and your obsession with coffee.

A Spoonful of Honey

TREE NUT-FREESOY-FREE

Japanese Honey Cake

Thank God I Bake

Honey Kasutera (Honey Castella) is a fine-textured Japanese sponge cake raised solely by egg foam.

DIY Sushi

SUGAR-FREEQUICK AND EASY

Vegetarian Sushi Bowls with Wasabi Mayo

Thrive Market

Stop waiting in line and make your own sushi bowl!

On a Roll

SHELLFISH-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Japanese Butter Roll (Crescent Roll)

ZaTaYaYummy

Soft and fluffy, yet slightly chewy, these Japanese Butter Rolls (Crescent Rolls) are to-die-for! Spread them with butter and jam for a yummy breakfast.

Flavor Bomb

SUGAR-FREESOY-FREE

Japanese Eggplant, Zucchini, and Olive Rice

PeachDish

This mix of flavors is totally stunning.

The Devil's in the Details

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Asian-Style Deviled Eggs

Well Worn Fork

Lovely Deviled Eggs with an Eastern twist. Sriracha and ginger make this classic unique and elegant.

Try Your Cluck

SUGAR-FREEQUICK AND EASY

Yakisoba Chicken with Peas and Red Bell Pepper

Chef'd

Japanese buckwheat flour noodles with chicken are a true classic!

Geeking Out

GLUTEN-FREECLASSIC

Pacman Furofuki Daikon

Yukitchen

The Japanese daikon radish classic is now ready for some 80s awesomeness: Pacman. Your inner geek will definitely enjoy this healthy vegan dish!

Super Bass

SHELLFISH-FREEVALENTINE'S DAY

Miso Glazed Sea Bass with Dashi Broth

Chef'd

Luscious sea bass meets classic Japanese flavors in this spin on a traditional dish. The sea bass is glazed in rich miso and oven-roasted till tender yet delectably moist.

Tofu Fighters

SUGAR-FREETOMATO-FREE

Sesame Crusted Tofu

Hapa Nom Nom

Tofu crusted in panko and sesame, lightly fried, then served with a sweet and salty Vietnamese dipping sauce. This dish will fast become a regular in your home, and leftovers are rare!

Back in Black

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Black Sesame Ice Cream

My Second Breakfast

If you like peanut butter ice cream, you'll love the nutty richness of Japanese-style Black Sesame Ice Cream.

Finger Food

SUGAR-FREEVEGETARIAN

Blistered Edamame

Garlic & Zest

An incredibly easy 15-minute snack that will keep you coming back for more!

Bowl Me Over

FISH-FREEVEGAN

Miso Roasted Kabocha Soba Bowls

Ful-Filled

Soba can be eaten hot, cold, or, in the case of this recipe, warm. Shredded cabbage and edamame add crunch and texture to the kabocha and soba, while the avocado compliments the creaminess of the dressing.

For the Love of Cod

TOMATO-FREEFULL MEAL

White Miso Black Cod

Feasting at Home

Buttery black cod in a delicious miso marinade with pickled daikon, kale nests, and miso aioli. This dish will melt in your mouth; the fish is buttery and rich with a subtle sweetness and delicious umami flavor.

Shrimply Delicious

PEANUT-FREEDATE NIGHT

Shrimp Tempura

Wok & Skillet

Shrimp Tempura is one of the most popular appetizers in any Japanese restaurant. This recipe uses panko breadcrumbs instead of the traditional wet batter to stay crispy even longer!

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