Sauces & Dashi Soup Stock
This recipe makes a basic mentsuyu for dipping noodles. Experiment with ratios to find your perfect combination!
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.
The warming goodness of miso gives this wholesome dish a real hearty kick. Perfect comfort food.
Genghis Khan, as well as being a barbaric historical figure, is also the name of a delicious lamb dish, supposedly based on Mongolian barbeque - head up to the north island, Hokkaido, to enjoy it at its best or, more realistically, recreate it as kebabs on your own barbeque.
Although tempura is sometimes served sprinkled with salt, this is the classic accompaniment to a classic Japanese dish.
This simple yet deeply flavoursome dish is a staple of Buddhist vegetarian cooking. Dip in different sauces for some delicious variety.
This classic dish is a real delight, simple, warming, packed with the goodness of buckwheat.
These sweet little pancake-y treats are fun to make and perfect for a summer party.
Green is the new red when it comes to cupcakes ? try this delicious combination of traditional Japanese flavours.
Perfect for the barbeque, this gently spiced marinade goes as well with lamb as it does with aubergine.
This is a classic side dish, simple yet umami-rich. Spinach, packed with minerals, iron and fibre, is a great addition to any diet, too.
This simple yet delicious dish is great for the colder months as a comforting mid-week meal. It's also perfect to make in bulk and freeze.
Dress up roasted or boiled vegetables with this simple yet delicious flavour combination.
Comfort food, J-style. Whip up a portion when you're after a filling lunch or dinner!
Furikake is a type of dry condiment, shaken over rice to serve. This freshly made, warm version is simple to make but packed with flavour.