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.
Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) on a plate.

Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) (Video) おにぎり

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Stuffed with a variety of fillings and flavors, Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) make an...
Weck jars containing fresh kimchi.

Quick Korean Fresh Kimchi 即席キムチ

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Make this quick and easy Korean Fresh Kimchi recipe that's meant to be eaten...
Sushi rice in hangiri.

How To Make Sushi Rice (Video) 酢飯

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Homemade sushi rice recipe, simple instructions on how to make sushi rice with dashi...
A white plate containing okra with ginger soy sauce.

Okra with Ginger Soy Sauce オクラの生姜醤油和え

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Okra with Ginger Soy Sauce is a quick, tasty 3-ingredient side dish that pairs...
Nanakusa gayu porridge eaten on January 7th Japanese custom

Nanakusa Gayu (Seven Herb Rice Porridge) 七草粥

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After indulgence in the Japanese New Year feast, Nanakusa Gayu (Seven Herb Rice Porridge)...
A rectangular plate containing three flavors of mochi (sweet red bean, sweet soybean flour, and soy sauce and nori seaweed).

How To Enjoy Japanese Mochi (Video) お餅の食べ方

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From sweet to savory, there are various types of mochi (Japanese rice cake) we...
Japanese New Year dish Kuri Kinton is served in the lacquer bowl.

Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnuts and Sweet Potatoes) 栗きんとん

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Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnuts and Sweet Potatoes) is a special Japanese New Year dish...
Assortment of mushrooms are wrapped and cooked in foil with miso and butter.

Miso Butter Mushrooms in Foil きのこのホイル焼き

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These miso butter mushrooms in foil packets are so easy to make with a...
A baking sheet pan containing Roasted Miso Garlic Cauliflower.

Roasted Miso Garlic Cauliflower

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Brushed with sweet miso glaze, this Roasted Miso Garlic Cauliflower is baked to golden...
A rice bowl containing Sweet Potato Rice (Satsumaimo Gohan) sprinkled with gomashio (salt & black sesame seeds).

Japanese Sweet Potato Rice さつまいもご飯

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This simple yet fragrant Japanese Sweet Potato Rice is a staple fall dish for...
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