10 - 30 minutes
A fragrantly simple way to enjoy autumn aubergines with a hint of heat from the chilli.
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.
This elegant starter combines the sharp heat of wasabi and cayenne pepper with the creaminess of avocado and mayonnaise.
A simple, flavoursome version of classic teriyaki sauce, livened up with a kick of chilli and garlic.
This soup may look delicate, but the dashi ensures that it provides a distinctly satisfying flavour.
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.
Okonomiyaki is a cross between pancake and pizza. "Okonomi" means "as you like". The dish is perhaps so called because it is prepared in different ways in different parts of Japan. This is one of the most popular styles.
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.
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 basic recipe is a classic method for preparing a 'simmered' fish dish
This dish, known as the dish for longevity, comes from Okinawa prefecture at the very south of Japan.
Like nigirizushi, makizushi requires practice to achieve optimum results. You should have all the necessary ingredients, fillings and utensils to hand before you begin. You will need a makisu or bamboo sushi-rolling mat. Here we demonstrate futomaki, or thick rolls, but the process is almost identical for hosomaki, or thin rolls, except that the quantities and fillings differ.
This classic Japanese dish provides a winning taste combination of sweet aubergine and savoury miso.