Japanese recipes

Japanese recipes the whole family will love

These recipes are easy to make at home

Japanese cuisine tends to be quite kid-friendly, thanks to its subtle yet rich flavors that aren’t too spicy. And with dishes like homemade sushi, ramen noodles, and gyoza, these Japanese food recipes are just as fun to make as they are to eat.

Everyday Washoku

Gyoza (Japanese dumplings)

Here’s a fun kitchen project for the whole family. Everyday Washoku has photos and instructions on everything you’ll need to make beautiful gyoza, Japanese-style pan-fried.

simmered sauce

Japanese milk bread

Also known as Hokkaido milk bread, this Japanese specialty is a soft, springy bread that has a slight sweetness. It’s the perfect project for the weekend since you’ll have to let it rise twice. gand the recipe for Simmer + Sauce.

This Japanese noodle soup recipe is kid-friendly

The six o’clock jam

Vegetable noodle soup

This delicious version of ramen has lots of vegetables in a flavorful broth. Since it uses a normal instant ramen packet (minus the flavor packet), it cooks very quickly. To get this Japanese food recipe, Click here.

Tamagoyaki is a Japanese cooking recipe.

Japanese cuisine 101

Tamagoyaki (fried egg roll)

Tamagoyaki is a Japanese omelette made by rolling thin layers of seasoned eggs in a frying pan. It may take some mastery – it cooks a bit like a pancake but without flipping it. Get the recipe from Japanese cuisine 101.

Vegan sushi is a different take on a classic Japanese food recipe

please coconut

Vegan sushi

If you’ve never made sushi before, then this step-by-step guide to vegan sushi from please coconut is the perfect place to start. You’ll get an overview of the supplies you’ll need and learn how to make delicious sushi with butternut squash, kimchi, pickled vegetables, and more.

A Japanese cooking recipe for curry.

Pickled plum

japanese curry

A favorite Japanese cooking recipe for children, this curry is comfort food at its best. It’s not spicy (perfect for toddlers!) and has a lovely sweet and savory flavor that pairs perfectly with a big ball of rice. Visit Pickled plum to see the recipe and a guide to the best store-bought curry mixes if you’re short on time.

Chef Ja

Vegan tofu nuggets

Change things up from your standard chicken nuggets by making this dish from Chef Ja. Tofu is a popular staple in Japan, and kids will love it when fried like a nugget.

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The floured camera

Gyudon (beef rice bowl)

Gyudon is a popular quick meal in Japan, consisting of minced beef, a sweet and savory sauce, and fluffy scrambled eggs. This version of The floured camera is just the thing for a filling weeknight meal that’s still hearty and healthy.

Sudachi Recipes

Omurice (Rice Omelette)

Omurice is an example of yoshoku, Western cuisine reinvented in a Japanese style. The rice is fried with ketchup, chicken and vegetables, then wrapped in an omelet. Kids will love this one, courtesy of Sudachi Recipes.

Something about sandwiches

Chicken Katsu Sandwich

This chicken katsu sandwich from Something about sandwiches is every kid’s dream lunch: super crispy chicken katsu with tonkatsu (Japanese BBQ sauce) and shredded cabbage on fluffy white bread.

keep it real

Andagi (Okinawa deep-fried donuts)

Andagi, aka Okinawan Fried Donuts, are a simple and delicious treat your whole crew will love. This version of keep it real is a Hawaiian-inspired version of the recipe, with added baking powder for extra fluffiness and milk and vanilla for extra rich flavor.


Tsukune (Japanese chicken dumplings)

You might find meatballs like these at a yakitori restaurant, but they’re also pretty easy to make at home. This version of Wandercooks uses seasoned ground chicken as a base and they are drizzled with a sweet and savory sauce.

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Kitchen K33

Soy Ginger Glazed Edamame

For a fun appetizer or snack, try this edamame version of Kitchen K33. The sweet, sticky, and salty glaze is a fun twist on the typical salty version, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds gives it an extra fancy feel.

Udon is a great Japanese food recipe for kids.


Kitsune Udon

This dish is a favorite comfort food, featuring thick, chewy udon noodles and a rich broth. The best part is that you can customize your recipe based on what the kids like. Get the details of Pacific Potluck.

In all delicious ways

Chicken Karaage (Fried Chicken)

This Japanese Fried Chicken is extra crispy, just how we love it! It is also marinated in a soy-based mixture for added flavor and juiciness. Get the recipe from In all delicious ways.