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 ceramic bowl containing homemade Furikake Chex Mix.
A ceramic bowl containing homemade Furikake Chex Mix.

Furikake Chex Mix

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Make this Hawaiian favorite—Furikake Chex Mix—for a holiday gift exchange, movie/game night, or potluck. It’s...
A donabe clay pot containing Japanese fish cake stew called oden, an assortment of fish balls and fish cakes.

Oden (Japanese Fish Cake Stew) おでん

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Oden is a Japanese fish cake stew simmered in a soy sauce-based dashi broth...
A white plate containing Purin (Japanese Custard Pudding).

Purin (Japanese Custard Pudding) プリン

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Made with eggs, milk, and sugar, Purin is a popular Japanese dessert of custard...
A rice bowl containing steamed rice sprinkled with furikake rice seasoning.

Furikake (Japanese Rice Seasoning) ふりかけ

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Furikake is a savory-sweet rice seasoning of sesame seeds, katsuobushi, and nori seaweed that's...
A chocolate chiffon cake served on a cake stand.

Chocolate Chiffon Cake チョコレートシフォンケーキ

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This show-stopping Chocolate Chiffon Cake is super-moist, fluffy, airy, and bouncy all at once!...
A ceramic plate containing steamed rice, dry curry, and a fried egg.

Japanese Dry Curry ドライカレー

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Dry Curry is a gravy-less Japanese curry made with ground meat and minced vegetables...
A cross section of Black Sesame Shokupan (Japanese Milk Bread).

Black Sesame Milk Bread (Shokupan) 黒ごま食パン

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Nutty and earthy with a pleasant aroma, Black Sesame Milk Bread is a delicious...
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...
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