Japanese Recipes

Allrecipes helps you bring the bento box home with more than 290 trusted Japanese recipes for chicken teriyaki, sushi, miso soup, and yakisoba.

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Sesame Seared Tuna

Rating: 4.5 stars 519
Easy, great tasting tuna coated with sesame seeds, and quickly seared. This tuna is served rare, so be sure to use a good quality fresh tuna.

What Is Miso?

Miso paste is a rich and pungent flavoring ingredient in so many Japanese dishes.
ByAmy Sherman

Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4 stars 529
The sushi rice made with this recipe comes out perfectly and can be used for sushi rolls or nigiri.

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Rating: 5 stars 10
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake stuffed with yummy goodness! 'Okonomi' means what you like and 'yaki' means grilled. The ingredients provided are the basic okonomiyaki recipe. Feel free to add any vegetables or other meats. Have fun playing with the ingredients!

Chicken Katsu

Rating: 4.5 stars 866
This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese style fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce.

Spongy Japanese Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
This spongy, light cheesecake is good plain, with fresh fruit topping, or you can even frost it.

Beef Kushiyaki

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
A Japanese favorite.

Easy Mochi

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
Mochi are small Japanese rice cakes made with sweetened red bean paste.

How to Make Japanese Furūtsu Sando

Indulge the kids - and your inner child - with these easy fruit sandwiches.
BySammy Mila

Miso Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 482
You can use yellow, white, or red miso paste for the soup, depending on your preference. You will also need dashi, which is made of dried kelp (seaweed) and dried bonito (fish), and can be purchased in granules or powder form in conveniently-sized jars.
ByAllrecipes Member
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What Is Bento? Breaking Down the Bento Box

A bento box adds fun, whimsy, and creative joy to any midday meal.
BySu-Jit Lin

Gyoza Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 146
Serve this slightly spicy dipping sauce with potstickers or spring rolls.

Inspiration and Ideas

What Is Mirin?
Find out what mirin is used for, where to buy it, and what you can use if you can't find a bottle.
How to Make Dashi Stock
Get tips on making this essential ingredient for miso soup.
Eel Sauce
Rating: 4.5 stars 62

This savory Japanese classic is perfect on grilled fish, chicken, or sushi.