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Japanese meals are known for their healthy and flavourful ingredients, as well as their beautiful presentation. Learn new flavour profiles, cooking techniques and recipes with our exciting collection of Japanese dishes. Grab your chopsticks!

Japanese Recipes

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Japanese Dishes and Traditional Japanese Food
Typical Japanese food consists of rice, miso soup, pickled vegetables, and a main dish such as grilled fish or meat, tempura, or sushi. Sushi, in particular, is a popular Japanese dish that has gained worldwide recognition. It is made with vinegared rice and fresh seafood, and is often served with soy sauce and wasabi.

Traditional Japanese cuisine also features a variety of noodle dishes such as ramen and udon, which are hearty and filling. With its emphasis on fresh, natural ingredients and balanced flavours, Japanese cuisine offers a unique culinary experience that is both healthy and delicious. Why not give HelloFresh’s Japanese dishes a try?

Easy Japanese Recipe Inspiration

Japanese recipes are well-loved for their light and fresh flavours, with many distinctive dishes that are popular all around the world. Traditional Japanese recipes feature staples such as rice, noodles, seafood and vegetables, with great importance given to seasonal fruit, vegetables and other produce. Japanese recipes also feature a variety of noodle dishes such as soba and udon, as well as savoury Japanese pancakes called okonomiyaki. One of the five essential tastes in Japanese recipes is the savoury taste of umami, which is a common characteristic of broths, mushrooms and seaweed. There is no shortage of delicious Japanese dishes to explore.

Whether you are looking for a quick and easy meal or an impressive dinner party spread, Japanese recipes offer a diverse range of options to choose from. With their unique flavours and beautiful presentation, Japanese dishes are sure to impress any palate.

Here are just some of our many favourite Japanese dishes:

So if you want to experiment with a homemade Japanese curry or try a Japanese street food favourite like Yakitori, take a look at the collection of Japanese recipes from HelloFresh. There’s an exciting mix of traditional Japanese meals, like honey and toasted sesame pork rice bowls, or some modern fusion recipes to choose from. HelloFresh provides everything you need for each recipe, so discovering new flavours at home is easy. Plus, HelloFresh Japanese ingredients come pre-portioned, so you’ll minimise your food waste too.
Japanese Recipes with Rice
Whether it’s a delicious bite-sized onigiri or a hearty donburi bowl, rice is a significant part of both Japanese culture and cuisine. Most Japanese recipes feature rice as a side dish, or often as the main ingredient. The type of rice can also vary, depending on the dish, with glutinous rice used for recipes like sushi, or short-grain varieties for one-bowl rice dishes. Rice is also used for dessert recipes in Japanese cuisine, like the sticky and sweet rice balls known as Ohagi or Botamochi.
Why You’re Not Eating Real Wasabi
If you like Japanese food, chances are you’re a fan of sushi – and if you’re a fan of sushi, chances are you love wasabi. But did you know that most sushi restaurants outside of Japan don’t use real wasabi at all?

What is Wasabi?

Real wasabi is a spicy root vegetable related to cabbages with a taste similar to horseradish. It’s grown in the lush river valleys of Japan, which possess the optimal growing conditions for this Japanese staple ingredient. It’s an environment that’s difficult to replicate in commercial farms

For this reason, it’s hard to come by real wasabi in the West, and it’s pretty expensive too. Wasabi can cost around £150 per kilogram. Thanks to the hefty price tag, most restaurants in Europe, Australia and North America opt for a wallet-friendly version of the spicy ingredient.

The wasabi alternative is made from a mixture of horseradish, spicy mustard, and sometimes traces of the real ingredient. Luckily, the wasabi substitute offers the same spicy kick real wasabi is famous for, so you can enjoy your favourite Japanese recipes without breaking the bank.

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