Classic Washoku

Inspired to cook authentic Japanese foods at home? Here are some of the best classic washoku recipes from our Japanese home kitchen. With our detailed step-by-step instructions and cooking videos, you’ll master Japanese washoku cuisine in no time.

A white rectangular plate containing yakitori, Japanese grilled chicken and scallion skewers, coated with savory yakitori sauce and served with shichimi togarashi on the side.
A white rectangular plate containing yakitori, Japanese grilled chicken and scallion skewers, coated with savory yakitori sauce and served with shichimi togarashi on the side.

Yakitori Recipe 焼き鳥

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Glazed in a savory, caramelized homemade sauce, simple Japanese Grilled Chicken and Scallion Skewers...
Dashi made from Dashi Packet.

Dashi Packet + Recipe (Video)

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A convenient dashi packet is a quick and easy way to make flavorful Japanese...
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

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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

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Eggs originally cooked in Japan‘s hot spring water, Onsen Tamago with silky whites and...
A donburi rice bowl containing gyudon, simmered beef and onions over steamed rice.

Gyudon (Japanese Beef Rice Bowl) (Video) 牛丼

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Thinly sliced beef simmered with tender onions and savory-sweet sauce, Gyudon or Japanese Beef...
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 donburi bowl containing a Japanese grilled rice ball in a flavorful dashi broth, topped with green onions and furikake rice seasoning.

Yaki Onigiri Chazuke (Grilled Rice Ball Soup) 焼きおにぎり茶漬け

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Yaki Onigiri Chazuke is a Japanese comfort dish of warm dashi soup poured over...
A white small dish containing colorful Japanese Pickles.

Everyday Japanese Pickles (Asazuke) 浅漬け

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Colorful, crunchy vegetables are the star ingredients for my quick, go-to Everyday Japanese Pickles...
Perfectly cooked Japanese short-grain rice being fluffed with a rice paddle.

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

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No rice cooker? No problem! Learn how to cook a pot of Japanese white...
Taiyaki, Japanese fish-shaped cakes, placed on a woven basket lined with a parchment paper.

Crispy Taiyaki 薄皮たい焼き

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A beloved street vendor snack in Japan, homemade Crispy Taiyaki is a warm, fish-shaped...
Wooden miso soup bowls containing Kakitamajiru, Japanese egg drop soup.

Easy Japanese Egg Drop Soup (Kakitamajiru) かきたま汁

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Made with dashi broth with fluffy egg ribbons, Kakitamajiru, or Japanese Egg Drop Soup,...
An oval Japanese plate containing Japanese rolled omelette, Tamagoyaki, placed over a bamboo leaf.

3-Ingredient Simple Tamagoyaki (Video) 玉子焼き

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Learn how to make the iconic Japanese rolled omelette Tamagoyaki with my step-by-step tutorial....
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