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A donburi rice bowl containing gyudon, simmered beef and onions over steamed rice.
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 round plate containing Japanese pan-fried dumplings, Napa Cabbage Gyoza, served with a savory miso dumpling sauce.

Napa Cabbage Gyoza 白菜の餃子

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Try mild and sweet napa cabbage in the filling of your Japanese pan-fried dumplings...
A rectangular plate containing Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Balls).

Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Ball) (Video) 焼きおにぎり

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A favorite in izakayas, Yaki Onigiri are crispy grilled Japanese rice balls glazed with...
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...
A white ceramic plate containing Okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese cabbage pancake topped with okonomi sauce, Kewpie mayo, and bonito flakes.

Okonomiyaki Recipe (Video) お好み焼き

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A street food from Osaka, Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake "grilled as you...
Tablesetup for shabu shabu - donabe hot pot, vegetables, meat, udon, and dipping sauces.

Shabu Shabu Recipe (Video)しゃぶしゃぶ

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Shabu Shabu is a popular Japanese-style hot pot everyone at the table cooks the...
A bowl containing mapo tofu over steamed rice.

Mapo Tofu (Mabo Dofu) (Video) 麻婆豆腐

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Japanese-style Mapo Tofu (Mabo Dofu) is incredibly flavorful but a lot less spicy than...
A white and blue enamel bowl containing Crispy Baked Potato Wedges with ketchu in a mini container.

Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

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Extra-crispy yet tender Crispy Baked Potato Wedges are so quick and easy to make...
A white and blue plate containing Cheese Stuffed Japanese Hamburger Steak (Hambagu) stuffed with cheese and slathered in demi-glace sauce.

Cheese Stuffed Japanese Hamburger Steak (Hambagu)

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Add a melty surprise to your hambagu with my juicy Cheese-Stuffed Japanese Hamburger Steak...
A white plate containing two skewers of Tsukune (Japanese chicken meatball) accompanied by shichimi togarashi, Japanese seven spices.

Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatball Skewers)(Video) つくね

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Tsukune are delicious Japanese chicken meatball skewers glazed in sweet yakitori sauce. It‘s easy...
An oval ceramic white plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.

Garlic Miso Chicken Wings ガーリック味噌チキン

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Easy Garlic Miso Chicken Wings are marinated in a delicious Japanese savory sauce and...
A white plate containing Broiled Miso Salmon served over ginger rice.

Miso Salmon (Video) 味噌サーモン

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This Miso Salmon is a magical weeknight meal! Marinated in a sweet and savory...
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