Make Ahead

Browse our best make-ahead recipes. Save time in the kitchen by making a big batch for the freezer or preparing the night before your party. Try our readers’ favorites: All-Purpose Miso Sauce, Instant Pot Asian Pulled Pork, Japanese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, and Bulgogi Onigirazu.

A white square plate containing Japchae (Korean Stir-Fried Noodles)
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...
A mason jar filled with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce.

Teriyaki Sauce 照り焼きのたれ

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Savory and versatile, Teriyaki Sauce is now the mainstay seasoning outside of Japan. Learn...
A white ceramic plate containing spicy edamame.

Spicy Edamame スパイシー枝豆

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Fiery and spicy edameme beans sautéed with chili paste, garlic, and miso. The best...
Japanese kani salad served in a bowl.

Japanese Kani Salad カニカマサラダ

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This healthy and flavorful Japanese Kani Salad is so easy to whip up, and it's absolutely...
A bamboo basket containing perfectly cooked and salted edamame.

How to Cook Edamame (Fresh and Frozen)

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Lightly boiled and perfectly salted, here's how to cook frozen and fresh edamame (young...
A whole plum cake on the glass cake stand.

Plum Cake

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Make this easy and delicious Plum Cake recipe with simple pantry ingredients! You can...
Two loaves of Japanese milk bread (flat-topped and round-topped) on a wire rack.

Japanese Milk Bread (Shokupan) (Video) 食パン

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Known for its milky-sweet taste and pillowy softness, Japanese Milk Bread (Shokupan) is possibly the...
A Japanese plate containing steamed rice and Japanese beef curry garnished with pickles.

Japanese Beef Curry (Video) ビーフカレー

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Savory and hearty beef curry made with beef, potatoes, carrots, mushroom, and Japanese curry...
Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) on a plate.

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

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Stuffed with a variety of fillings and flavors, Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) make an...
A mason jar containing Homemade Mentsuyu (Tsuyu) / Japanese Soup Base for Noodles.

Homemade Mentsuyu (Noodle Soup Base) めんつゆ

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Homemade Mentsuyu recipe with sake, mirin, soy sauce, and katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes). Mentsuyu...
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 Japanese salted salmon (Shiozake), tamagoyaki, and spinach salad.

Japanese Salted Salmon (Shiozake) 塩鮭

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Homemade Japanese salted salmon (塩鮭) with crispy salmon skin, garnish with lemon. Typically served...
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