Japanese Recipes

Allrecipes helps you bring the bento box home with more than 290 trusted Japanese recipes for chicken teriyaki, sushi, miso soup, and yakisoba.

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Sesame Seared Tuna

Easy, great tasting tuna coated with sesame seeds, and quickly seared. This tuna is served rare, so be sure to use a good quality fresh tuna.

What Is Miso?

Miso paste is a rich and pungent flavoring ingredient in so many Japanese dishes.
By Amy Sherman

Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4.11 stars 496
Here is my recipe for the perfect sushi rice. You can eat this alone or roll into your favorite sushi roll with ingredients of choice. I use strips of carrots, cucumbers, and slices of avocado. You can adjust the amount of vinegar in this recipe to suit your taste.

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Rating: 4.8 stars 7
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake stuffed with yummy goodness! 'Okonomi' means what you like and 'yaki' means grilled. The ingredients provided are the basic okonomiyaki recipe. Feel free to add any vegetables or other meats. Have fun playing with the ingredients!

Chicken Katsu

This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese style fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce.

Spongy Japanese Cheesecake

Rating: 4.11 stars 16
This spongy, light cheesecake is good plain, with fresh fruit topping, or you can even frost it.

Beef Kushiyaki

Rating: 4.67 stars 11
A Japanese favorite.

Easy Mochi

Rating: 4.14 stars 48
Chewy rice cakes are stuffed with a sweetened red bean paste.

How to Make Japanese Furūtsu Sando

Indulge the kids - and your inner child - with these easy fruit sandwiches.
By Sammy Mila

Miso Soup

Rating: 4.71 stars 471
You can use yellow, white, or red miso paste for the soup, depending on your preference. You will also need dashi, which is made of dried kelp (seaweed) and dried bonito (fish), and can be purchased in granules or powder form in conveniently-sized jars.
By Allrecipes Member
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What Is Bento? Breaking Down the Bento Box

A bento box adds fun, whimsy, and creative joy to any midday meal.
By Su-Jit Lin

Gyoza Sauce

Rating: 4.46 stars 141
Use this slightly-spicy Japanese dipping sauce for pot stickers or spring rolls.
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Chicken Katsu
Rating: 4.68 stars
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This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese style fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce.