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An oval plate containing 3 pieces of Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) placed on a bamboo leaf.

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

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Tamago Sando - Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich on a plate along with salad.

Japanese Egg Sandwich (Tamago Sando) たまごサンド

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Egg salad tucked between slices of sweet milk bread, a Japanese egg sandwich (Tamago...
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 bowl containing Soboro Don (seasoned ground chicken and scrambled egg over rice).

Soboro Don (Ground Chicken Bowl) そぼろ丼

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With sweet-savory ground chicken and scrambled eggs on top of steamed rice, Soboro Don...
A white ceramic plate containing ramen eggs.

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

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Known as Ajitsuke Tamago (Ajitama) in Japan, Ramen Eggs are delicious as a topping...
A bizenware containing kinpira gobo, a classic Japanese side dish.

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

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Kinpira Gobo is a traditional Japanese side dish of shredded burdock root and carrot...
A white oval plate containing Nikujaga (Japanese Meat and Potato Stew).

Nikujaga (Japanese Meat and Potato Stew) (Video) 肉じゃが

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With potatoes and beef simmered in savory dashi broth, Nikujaga or Japanese Meat and...
A bizenware ceramic containing Chikuwa Isobeage and flake salt.

Chikuwa Isobeage ちくわの磯辺揚げ

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Chikuwa Isobeage are chewy fried fish cakes with crispy tempura batter that make a...
An oval ceramic plate containing Carrot Beef Rolls garnished with parley.

Carrot Beef Rolls

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Savory Carrot Beef Rolls are pan-seared and glazed with a quick teriyaki sauce. A...
An oval plate containing Japanese sweet rolled omelet.

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

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Learn how to make delicious Japanese Sweet Rolled Omelet (tamagoyaki) with layers of savory...
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