Japanese recipes

20 Japanese recipes to make while watching the Tokyo Olympics

Teriyaki beef and asparagus skewers

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Izakaya Style Japanese Spicy Grilled Wings

Izakaya Style Japanese Spicy Grilled Wings

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Spicy sushi roll

Spicy sushi roll

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If you were planning to pay tribute to Japan during the Olympics by visiting your favorite sushi restaurant, try making a bun at home. This spicy sushi roll is easy enough for beginners to make. Just be sure to purchase the highest quality sushi-grade tuna available at your local fish market.

For the Spicy Sushi Roll recipe, click here.

Miso vinaigrette

Miso vinaigrette

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Napa Cabbage and Shrimp Miso Soup

Napa Cabbage and Shrimp Miso Soup

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Japanese seven-spice beef skewers with Brussels sprouts salad

Japanese seven-spice beef skewers with Brussels sprouts salad

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Crispy Pork Tonkatsu with Japanese Curry and Rice

Crispy Pork Tonkatsu with Japanese Curry and Rice

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Japanese curry with carrots and apples

Japanese curry with carrots and apples

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Wasabi mayonnaise

Wasabi mayonnaise

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Beef sukiyaki

Beef sukiyaki

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If you tune in to the Olympics on a weeknight and want to make a meal that’s easy to clean up, try the beef sukiyaki. This version of the traditional Japanese one-pot dish is made by cooking beef with a mixture of mushrooms, scallions, bok choy, tofu and noodles in a seasoned beef broth until all the flavors mix.

For the Beef Sukiyaki recipe, click here.

Shabu-Shabu

Shabu-Shabu

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For an interactive meal, consider making shabu-shabu. The hotpot dish is prepared by making dashi flavored with Japanese seaweed and bonito shavings and simmering it over a burner or in a fondue pot. Let guests cook their own beef, tofu, carrots, bok choy and other ingredients by stirring them in the hot broth.

For the Shabu-Shabu recipe, click here.

Tuna Teriyaki

Tuna Teriyaki

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Asparagus Tempura

Asparagus Tempura

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Grilled Chicken Ramen Bowl

Grilled Chicken Ramen Bowl

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Japanese milk pudding

Japanese milk pudding

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Japanese milk pudding, also called purin, has a texture comparable to flan but its flavor is reminiscent of ice cream. It can be eaten plain or topped with black sugar sauce, ginger-lemon sauce or macerated blueberries. This recipe gives options for all three.

For the Japanese milk pudding recipe, click here.

Japanese cake

Japanese cake

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Kasutera is a popular Japanese sponge cake that is incredibly soft and slightly sweet. Different varieties of cake are available – some use powdered green tea or brown sugar – but this recipe uses honey to add an extra layer of sweetness to the dessert.

For the Japanese cake recipe, click here.

Matcha Marble Cake

Matcha Marble Cake

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Made by grinding tea leaves into a powder, matcha is an important ingredient in Japanese culture. Although it is generally enjoyed as a drink, it is mixed with hot chocolate in this recipe and made into a marble cake.

For the Matcha Marble Cake recipe, click here.

Matcha smoothie

Matcha smoothie

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