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 rice bowl containing Hijiki Rice (Takikomi Gohan) served with pickles on the side.
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,...
Red Japanese lacquered bowls containing clear soup (Osumashi) with shiitake mushrooms, fu, and mitsuba leaf.

Japanese Clear Soup (Osumashi) おすまし

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Japanese Clear Soup (Osumashi) features kamaboko fish cake and shiitake mushrooms in an elegant...
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...
Glass pitchers containing vegan dashi (shiitake kombu dashi).

Vegan Dashi (Shiitake Kombu Dashi) 精進だし

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This Vegan Dashi, or Shiitake Kombu Dashi, is a plant-based Japanese soup stock made...
A Japanese donburi bowl containing Oyakodon, chicken and egg rice bowl.

Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl) 親子丼

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Classic Oyakodon recipe—chicken and egg are simmered in a sweet and savory dashi sauce...
A special Japanese chawanmushi cup containing savory steamed custard filled with kamaboko fish cake, chicken, and mushroom.

Chawanmushi (Japanese Savory Steamed Custard) 茶碗蒸し

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Classic Japanese Chawanmushi, steamed egg custard served in a cup, ingredients include chicken, ginkgo...
A blue bowl containing cold somen noodles topped with thinly sliced sudachi citrus.

Cold Somen Noodles with Sudachi Lime すだちそうめん

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Bathed in an icy shiro dashi soup broth, this Cold Somen Noodles with Sudachi...
A mason jar containing Homemade Shiro Dashi (Versatile Dashi Base).

Homemade Shiro Dashi (Versatile Dashi Base) 白だし

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Homemade Shiro Dashi is a light-colored broth base that allows you to season food...
A ceramic bowl containing Agedashi Tofu (Agedashi Dofu) topped with grated daikon, chopped scallions, and grated ginger.

Agedashi Tofu (Video) 揚げ出し豆腐

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Crispy deep-fried tofu served in a flavorful umami sauce, Agedashi Tofu is a popular...
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Zaru Soba (Cold Soba Noodles) ざるそば

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Zaru Soba (Cold Soba Noodles) is one of the most popular Japanese dish to...
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...
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