If your knowledge of Japanese cuisine is limited to sushi, you need to dig deeper. Japanese cuisine is way more than just sushi. Although we cannot deny that sushi is a brilliant Japanese delicacy, there are plenty of other dishes that will help you understand Japanese culture much better. From soups to curries to fried katsu, the options are limitless.
Ever since Japan welcomed international influences, it has incorporated many international flavours and spices that have made the food even more delicious and special. You can treat yourself to a Japanese restaurant to taste all the goodies; however, in this article, we’ll show you some amazing Japanese recipes that can be cooked and prepared at home without spending a fortune. That said, let’s get into the delicious recipes.
All of your food wishes can be fulfilled with teriyaki. The teriyaki flavour is adored by many, making it likely the most popular Japanese dish outside of Japan. Enjoy making this yummy sauce with tender, juicy chicken that is sweet, savoury, and so delicious!
1- In a bowl, combine all the teriyaki sauce ingredients; then, pour the mixture into a saucepan. Cook while stirring continually at a simmering temperature. Once it begins to boil, turn down the heat and let it simmer for five minutes. Cornflour and water should be combined, then gently added to the sauce while being constantly stirred to thicken it. Take it off the stove and let it rest.
2- The chicken should be marinated in the refrigerator with one-fourth of the sauce.
Rice should be prepared according to the instructions on the package.
3- Chop the green onions and cilantro for the cole slaw and combine with the remaining vegetables.
4- Sesame seeds should be lightly toasted for approximately two minutes over medium heat in an ungreased pan. In a bowl, combine them with the remaining dressing ingredients. Add dressing to the slaw and combine thoroughly. Keep chilled until you’re ready to put the bowl together.
5- Add chicken to a skillet of heated oil over medium-high heat. After three to four minutes, turn the chicken after adding some sauce. Cook for a few minutes longer. Then, cover the chicken with the remaining teriyaki sauce. Cook the chicken thoroughly by simmering it for several minutes while occasionally flipping it over and spooning sauce over it. Remove the chicken to a platter, let it cool, and then cut it into strips once it is glossy and glittering.
6- Cut the avocados into slices
7- Rice should be placed at the bottom of the serving dish. Place the chicken on top of the rice and top with plenty of coleslaw and avocado. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top as a garnish.
2- Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Bowl)
Oyakodon is a traditional comfort dish in Japanese cuisine. An umami-rich sauce is cooked with tender chicken chunks, onions, and eggs before being served over a dish of steamed rice. This is one of the one-pot meals that you can prepare in under 30 minutes. It’s straightforward, delicious, and absolutely cosy!
1- While preparing the other ingredients, combine the chicken, mirin, soy sauce and sugar in a large bowl and let aside for 5–10 minutes.
2- Drop the eggs into a bowl and use a pair of chopsticks to break the yolks to make the egg mixture carefully. Make sure the egg whites are still visible and that the eggs are gently beaten.
3- boil the chicken stock in a small pan over medium heat. For approximately a minute, add the onion and simmer until fragrant. Cook the chicken mixture for about two minutes on each side after adding it.
4- Add the egg mixture evenly into the pan when the chicken is about to be cooked and leave it for a few seconds until the outer edges are almost set.
5- Eggs should be lightly scrambled and cooked for a further few seconds until still a little runny since the remaining heat will keep cooking the eggs. Serve with a garnish over a bowl of rice, then enjoy!
3- Japanese Chicken Curry
Anyone can prepare this tasty warm food from Japan – Japanese curry! Veggies and chicken thighs are cooked in a simple curry sauce, creating a wonderful meal for lunch or dinner! This is another Asian dish that is so simple to prepare at home.
4- Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savoury Pancakes)
Savoury Japanese pancakes called okonomiyaki are created with scallions, cabbage, and various meats or shellfish. This handmade staple is delicious and healthful. Even though you may not have heard of it, this okonomiyaki might become a regular on your family’s dinner table.
1- Put the cabbage, panko, scallions, and salt in a sizable bowl. Add the eggs and stir slowly. Allow it to rest for 10-12 minutes if it’s too dry.
2- A nonstick skillet should be heated to medium. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, pour the cabbage mix into the skillet after brushing it with olive oil. It’s okay if it doesn’t look cohesive; it will come cohesive as the egg cooks. Press the mixture with a spatula into a 1/2-inch-thick layer carefully. Cook on each side until browned, lowering the heat as necessary. Repeat the process with the full mixture, cleaning the skillet as you go and adding extra oil as necessary.
3- Add Worcestershire sauce and small amounts of freshly squeezed mayo to the okonomiyaki. Add nori, pickled ginger, and sesame seeds as garnish. If desired, top with microgreens. Serve warm.