Side Dish

Browse our collection of popular Japanese side dishes, including Pickled Cucumbers, Agedashi Tofu, Spinach Gomaae, and Japanese Rolled Omelette (tamagoyaki). These side dish recipes will round up your Japanese meals! They also go well with many of your favorite Asian food with a side of rice.

A bizenware containing kinpira gobo, a classic Japanese side dish.

Popular Side Dishes

A donabe pot containing Japanese Corn Rice (Butter Shoyu Flavor) topped with melted butter.

Japanese Corn Rice (Video) バター醤油とうもろこしご飯

A square plate containing Miso Glazed Eggplant garnished with yuzu kosho.

Miso Glazed Eggplant 茄子の味噌焼き

A bizenware containing kinpira gobo, a classic Japanese side dish.

Kinpira Gobo (Braised Burdock Root) (Video) きんぴらごぼう

A white ceramic plate containing ramen eggs.

Ramen Eggs (Ajitsuke Tamago) (Video) 味付け玉子

A Hario donabe (Japanese clay pot) containing Japanese Mushroom Rice topped with butter, chives, and sea salt flakes.

Japanese Mushroom Rice きのこご飯

An oval plate containing Japanese sweet rolled omelet.

Japanese Sweet Rolled Omelet (Tamagoyaki) – Midnight Diner Season 2 厚焼き玉子

A ceramic dish containing Hijiki Seaweed Salad.

Hijiki Seaweed Salad (Video)ひじきの煮物

A rectangular plate containing Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Balls).

Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Ball) (Video) 焼きおにぎり

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A round ceramic plate containing napa cabbage stir-fry with shiitake mushrooms and bacon seasoned lightly with soy sauce.

Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry 白菜の炒め物

This easy Japanese-style Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry with shiitake mushrooms and bacon makes a great...
A blue and white bowl containing Simmered Ganmodoki topped with yuzu zest and served with dashi soy broth and komatsuna greens.

Simmered Ganmodoki がんもどきの含め煮

My Simmered Ganmodoki recipe gives store-bought or frozen homemade Japanese fried tofu patties a...
Onsen Tamago in a flower-shaped bowl.

Onsen Tamago (Video) 温泉卵

Eggs originally cooked in Japan‘s hot spring water, Onsen Tamago with silky whites and...
Japanese plates containing Ganmodoki (Japanese fried tofu patties).

Ganmodoki (Japanese Fried Tofu Patties) がんもどき

These homemade Ganmodoki are crispy and fluffy Japanese fried tofu patties, delicious when enjoyed...
A rice bowl containing Hijiki Rice (Takikomi Gohan) served with pickles on the side.

Hijiki Rice (Takikomi Gohan) ひじき炊き込みご飯

Hijiki Rice is a Japanese mixed rice (takikomi gohan) with dashi, carrots, fried tofu,...
A white small dish containing colorful Japanese Pickles.

Everyday Japanese Pickles (Asazuke) 浅漬け

Colorful, crunchy vegetables are the star ingredients for my quick, go-to Everyday Japanese Pickles...
A rectangular plate containing Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Balls).

Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Ball) (Video) 焼きおにぎり

A favorite in izakayas, Yaki Onigiri are crispy grilled Japanese rice balls glazed with...
Perfectly cooked Japanese short-grain rice being fluffed with a rice paddle.

How to Cook Japanese Rice in a Pot on the Stove (Video)

No rice cooker? No problem! Learn how to cook a pot of Japanese white...
An oval Japanese plate containing Japanese rolled omelette, Tamagoyaki, placed over a bamboo leaf.

3-Ingredient Simple Tamagoyaki (Video) 玉子焼き

Learn how to make the iconic Japanese rolled omelette Tamagoyaki with my step-by-step tutorial....
A white and blue enamel bowl containing Crispy Baked Potato Wedges with ketchu in a mini container.

Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

Extra-crispy yet tender Crispy Baked Potato Wedges are so quick and easy to make...
Sushi oke (Hangiri) containing sushi rice made with cooked Japanese short-grain rice, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt.

How to Make Sushi Rice (Video) 酢飯

Homemade sushi rice recipe, simple instructions on how to make sushi rice with dashi...
A donabe containing Nanakusa Gayu, Japanese seven herb rice porridge.

Nanakusa Gayu (Seven Herb Rice Porridge) 七草粥

After indulging in the Japanese New Year feast, we enjoy Nanakusa Gayu (Seven Herb...
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