A quick and delicious take on an Italian favourite, enhanced with subtle Japanese flavours.A quick and delicious take on an Italian favourite, enhanced with subtle Japanese flavours.
A traditional Japanese party dish made with a very healthy combination of ingredients.
The donburi is such a popular dish in Japan that there are restaurants devoted to it. This is one of the most common varieties.
A typical comfort food, with every family in Japan having their own recipe.
The thin sushi roll was invented earlier than nigiri-zushi (finger sushi). Experiment with the filling depending on your taste.
Vinegared rice is served in a pocket of abura-age, or sweetened, deep-fried tofu. Inari is the fox god of the Japanese indigenous Shinto religion, and because foxes are traditionally believed to like abura-age, he lends his name to this sushi.
This classic Japanese dish provides a winning taste combination of sweet aubergine and savoury miso.
Rich in B vitamins, which alleviate tiredness by helping the body to convert food into energy.
A firm favourite in bars and on barbeques. Simple, delicious and great with a cold beer.
This is a wonderful sauce, packed with the goodness of miso, that can be used to accompany vegetables, meat or fish. Try simmering some konnyaku (Devil's Tongue Jelly) in dashi, then coating with miso sauce for a hearty treat.
This classic sauce is a favourite in Japanese cooking. Enjoy it with broiled or simmered food. Spread over seafood, chicken or vegetables before grilling, adding more sauce just before serving.
Sushi's not just raw fish on rice cas these delicate little parcels prove. Admittedly, they're a little bit fiddly - but well worth the effort!
This simple yet satisfying dish packs a powerful umami punch, whilst the spring onions and ginger combine to create a light, refreshing taste.
Using dashi doesn't always have to mean a soup-based dish, as this thick rolled sushi shows. Experiment with your own fillings to create colourful, flavoursome, healthy finger food.
Make the most of seasonal winter leeks with this quick and easy warming dish. You can always try alternative vegetables too.
Serve the tofu on a plate, and garnish with chopped chives