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!
This soup may look delicate, but the dashi ensures that it provides a distinctly satisfying flavour.
A typical comfort food, with every family in Japan having their own recipe.
This subtle and elegant dish showcases the delicate flavour of a much-loved Japanese staple, tofu.
A quick and delicious way to use up leftover rice and grilled fish. Perfect for a light summer supper.
A quick and simple way to enjoy these thick, filling noodles. Experiment by adding toppings until you create your perfect combination.
This recipe makes a basic mentsuyu for dipping noodles. Experiment with ratios to find your perfect combination!
A fabulously fresh shochu-based cocktail, ideal for chic afternoon garden parties and balmy summer evenings.
This makes a sweet tasting vinegar sauce that aids the digestion and cleanses the palate. It should be used with vegetables and salads; it's not recommended for meat or fish. It's particularly well suited to root vegetables such as ginger, lotus root and daikon radish.
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 smooth and delicious sauce can be enjoyed as it is, but is even better with some crushed, toasted sesame seeds for some extra crunch. It makes a delicious addition to boiled vegetables and fried foods.
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.
This simple yet satisfying dish packs a powerful umami punch, whilst the spring onions and ginger combine to create a light, refreshing taste.
An easy and refreshing alternative to traditional nibbles. Prepare this delicately tangy snack a few days in advance.
This is the Japanese equivalent of risotto, and results in beautifully soft brown rice.
Mix cute colours up with traditional Japanese flavours for a mountain of mini-treats.