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Miso is most commonly used to make miso soup, an everyday dish in Japan, but there are many more ways to create delicious dishes with miso. This thick, rich, and satisfying pea soup combines the richness of miso with a British classic; it’s so warming and wholesome that you’ll soon be wondering why you ever made soup without miso. Incorporating miso into your diet will also boost your nutrition: miso is a high energy whole food, packed with friendly bacteria. Remember the old adage about an apple a day? In Japan, it’s a bowl of nourishing miso soup.

Tofu is a staple of Japanese cuisine, eaten by millions every day. It’s a powerhouse of protein and essential nutrients, all in one simple ingredient. This stir-fry is an easy way to cook tofu at home, and a great way to get started if you’ve never tried making tofu dishes before. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll discover that tofu is one of the most versatile ingredients around. Whatever you’re making, there will be a tofu type to fit. But whatever the firmness, one thing won’t change: the great nutritional benefits of tofu.

A light and healthy dish that's perfect for summer. Also a good example of the neba-neba group of foods, neba-neba meaning slippery, sticky or slimy. Try it and see!
A fragrantly simple way to enjoy autumn aubergines with a hint of heat from the chilli.
This elegant starter combines the sharp heat of wasabi and cayenne pepper with the creaminess of avocado and mayonnaise.
This soup may look delicate, but the dashi ensures that it provides a distinctly satisfying flavour.
The thin sushi roll was invented earlier than nigiri-zushi (finger sushi). Experiment with the filling depending on your taste.
Okonomiyaki is a cross between pancake and pizza. "Okonomi" means "as you like". The dish is perhaps so called becasue it is prepared in different ways in different parts of Japan. Here we outline the main styles, so you can choose which one you like best.
This dish, known as the dish for longevity, comes from Okinawa prefecture at the very south of Japan.
This classic Japanese dish provides a winning taste combination of sweet aubergine and savoury miso.
Okonomiyaki is a cross between pancake and pizza. "Okonomi" means "as you like". The dish is perhaps so called becasue it is prepared in different ways in different parts of Japan. This is one of the most popular styles.
Stimulates the appetite with the gentle heat of its nanbanzuke marinade.
A quick and simple way to enjoy these thick, filling noodles. Experiment by adding toppings until you create your perfect combination.
Cooked tofu can have a meaty texture, and its mild taste allows the other flavours in the dish to shine. These plump, juicy burgers are a healthy, protein-rich alternative to traditional ingredients.
Delicate bamboo shoots and fresh mange tout add crunch to this warming dish, with its delicious combination of melt-in-the-mouth pork and hearty miso.
This healthy salad combines the warming kick of red chilli with the refreshing crunch of grated daikon, a large, white Japanese radish also known as mooli.
An easy and refreshing alternative to traditional nibbles. Prepare this delicately tangy snack a few days in advance.
A rice-free take on one of the most relaxed sushi styles. Adaptable to all diets and tastes, this healthy dish is perfect for parties
Easy to cook with English Worcester sauce.
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