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.
A fluted bowl containing Pickled Watermelon Rind.

Pickled Watermelon Rind (Video) スイカの漬物

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Don‘t throw away your watermelon rinds! With a few Japanese condiments, you can turn it...
A white plate containing zucchini corn stir fry seasoned with miso butter.

Zucchini Corn Stir Fry

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Celebrate summer with quick and easy Zucchini Corn Stir-Fry with savory miso, garlic, and...
A Japanese ceramic plate containing Salmon and Shio Kombu Onigiri served with daikon pickles.

Salmon and Shio Kombu Onigiri 鮭と塩昆布のおにぎり

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Salmon and Shio Kombu Onigiri are savory Japanese rice balls for bento lunch with...
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

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Hijiki Rice is a Japanese mixed rice (takikomi gohan) with dashi, carrots, fried tofu,...
A white ceramic plate containing Napa Cabbage Pickles (Tsukemono).

Pickled Napa Cabbage 白菜の浅漬け

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Pickled Napa Cabbage (Tsukemono) is a refreshing Japanese side dish that's quick and easy...
A black round ceramic plate containing roasted kabocha slices.

Japanese Roasted Kabocha Squash

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My Japanese-style Roasted Kabocha Squash is flavored two ways with shichimi togarashi and sweet...
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

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This easy Japanese-style Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry with shiitake mushrooms and bacon makes a great...
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

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This umami-rich Japanese Mushroom Rice is cooked in a savory dashi soy broth and...
A white square plate containing Japchae (Korean Stir-Fried Noodles)

Japchae (Korean Stir-Fried Noodles) (Video)

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Flavorful and exquisite Japchae is made of sweet potato noodles, julienne vegetables, and sliced...
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...
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...
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