50 essential Japanese recipes

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October 5, 2021
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50 essential Japanese recipes

Japanese cuisine has enjoyed explosive growth in the United States over the last several decades. Its deceptively simple roots in rice, vegetables, and fish yield countless dishes with a huge array of flavors, textures, and styles.
Stacker compiled a list of Japanese recipes from Allrecipes. From the perfect sushi rolls to healthy soup options and mouthwatering noodle recipes, keep reading for delicious dishes you thought you’d only get to enjoy at your favorite Japanese restaurant.

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Spongy Japanese Cheesecake

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
- Additional: 1 hr 35 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 70 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 8-inch cake
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Total: 37 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese Deviled Eggs

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 18
- Yield: 18 deviled eggs
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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The Perfect Simplified Sushi Vinegar

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 2 3/4 cups
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Beef Kushiyaki

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Mochi

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Additional: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 35 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sesame Seared Tuna

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 steaks
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Thai-Inspired Noodle Salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 25 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Perfect Sushi Rice

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 15
- Yield: 5 cups
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Miso Soup

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Famous Japanese Restaurant-Style Salad Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 14
- Yield: 1 - 3/4 cups
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Gyoza Sauce

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Yakisoba Chicken

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Eel Sauce

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 3 /4 cup
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Famous Japanese Restaurant-Style Salad Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 14
- Yield: 1 - 3/4 cups
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sesame Seared Tuna

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 steaks
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Air Fryer Chicken Katsu with Homemade Katsu Sauce

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Miso and Soy Chilean Sea Bass

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 7 mins
- Additional: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 17 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 fillets
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese Tamago Egg

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese-Style Deep-Fried Shrimp

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 1 pound
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl)

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Yum Yum Sauce

- Prep: 5 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Onigiri - Japanese Rice Balls

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Additional: 20 mins
- Total: 70 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 8 onigiri
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Ashley's Chicken Katsu with Tonkatsu Sauce

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Microwave Mochi

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 25
- Yield: 25 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tempura Dipping Sauce

- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Coffee Jelly

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Additional: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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California Roll

- Prep: 1 hr
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 1 hr 50 mins
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 5 rolls
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cream Cheese and Crab Sushi Rolls

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 1 hr 10 mins
- Total: 1 hr 40 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 rolls
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sushi Roll

- Prep: 45 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 appetizer servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese-Style Cabbage Salad

- Prep: 25 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cucumber Sunomono

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 5 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese-Style Fluffy Pancakes

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 medium pancakes
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cucumber and Avocado Sushi

- Prep: 35 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Beef Sukiyaki

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Authentic Miso Soup

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Air Fryer Tonkatsu

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Crispy Shrimp Tempura

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Yakisoba Chicken

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese Ginger Pork

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Gyoza

- Prep: 40 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 30 gyoza
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese Beef Stir-Fry

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Chicken Yakitori

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Dynamite Sauce

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chi Chi Dango Mochi

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 36
- Yield: 1 - 9x13 inch pan
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sweet Potato Tempura

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 4 mins
- Total: 19 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Ahi Sushi Cups

- Prep: 45 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Additional: 45 mins
- Total: 115 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 12 cups
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 2/3 cups
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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