Cook Japanese Food at Home: 15 Favorite Dishes, from Okonomiyaki to Sukiyaki

Kitchn Recipe Roundup

We're focusing on Asian cooking this week, and rounding up a few favorite recipes in the process. Yesterday we shared 15 Korean dishes, and today we're turning to Japanese food. Want to

, braise pork belly, or cook Matsutake Dobin Mushi (a nourishing mushroom soup)? If Japanese cooking is something you've always wanted to try, these 15 recipes will give you a good head start.

• 1 Autumn Udon with Vegetables: chewy noodles and vegetables in a hot broth.
• 2 Nabemono: a popular Japanese hot pot dish filled with vegetables, seafood, and meat.
• 3 Spicy Tuna Bowl: add your own toppings!
• 4 Hiyayakko (Japanese Cold Tofu): a small block of tofu sprinkled with soy sauce, chopped herbs, ginger or other toppings.
• 5 Sukiyaki: a savory hotpot with meat, vegetables, and noodles cooked in a shallow dish.

• 6 Vegetarian Furikake Rice Seasoning: Furikake is a Japanese condiment commonly mixed with rice.
• 7 Okonomiyaki: a savory Japanese pancake-like dish. Makes a great "clean the fridge" meal!
• 8 Matsutake Dobin Mushi: a nourishing mushroom soup made with chicken, shrimp, and ginkgo nuts.
• 9 Oden: a hearty, savory Japanese stew made with yam, taro, fish cake, hard boiled eggs, and mushrooms.
• 10 Buta no Kakuni (Japanese Braised Pork Belly): pork belly simmered in a broth of sake, mirin, soy sauce, and other ingredients until it's tender and fatty.

• 11 Easy Japanese Pickled Cucumber: a great way to use up cucumbers!
• 12 Matsutake Gohan with Ginkgo Nuts: rice cooked with matsutake mushrooms and ginkgo nuts.
• 13 How To Make Dashi Soup Stock: made from dried kelp and bonito, this is the basic soup stock called for in many Japanese dishes.
• 14 How To Make Umeshu (Japanese Plum Liqueur): a sweet cordial made from ume plums.
• 15 How To Make Japanese Rice on the Stove: a step-by-step guide to making perfectly glossy, tender, non-sticky Japanese rice.

Related: A Roundup of Japanese Citrus Fruit

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