The 30 BEST Japanese Recipes – GypsyPlate

Best japanese home cooking recipes

Japanese cuisine is a mosaic of cooking styles. From raw sushi, to fried katsu and tempura, delicate soups, robust curry and so many Japanese recipe ideas…

To help you master some of these great dishes, we’ve compiled this list of Japanese recipes from GypsyPlate and on the internet.

Try to make all these great Japanese dishes. It’s a lot of fun to experiment with new cuisines. We hope you love these Japanese recipes as much as we do!

The best Japanese recipes:


Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki is the answer to all your wishes. Everyone loves teriyaki flavor, it’s probably the most beloved Japanese food outside of Japan.

Tender and juicy chicken, gleaming in tasty sweet sauce, salty, umami and so mmm!

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Tonkatsu (Japanese pork chop)

Tonkatsu is a simple fried pork chop, popular in Japanese cuisine. It’s crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and comes with a beautifully flavorful katsu sauce.

It’s so easy to make, with just a few simple ingredients, but it ends up being just as delicious. If you have 20 minutes, you can have this crispy treat on your table!

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3. Katsu


Katsu Karē is another popular use for tonkatsu chops


In this way, it is served together with rice and Japanese curry, for the ultimate in Japanese homemade meals


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4. Japanese beef curry Curry

… It’s more “Japanese” than you think. Yes, curry is so popular in Japan, it is considered as one of the two best national dishes, along with ramen. Even ahead of their sushi and miso soup.

It is a thick, rich, velvety and bright mixture that is sweet, salty and umami in nature. One of our favorite Japanese recipes!

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5. Katsudon

Katsudon is a popular Japanese rice bowl with a fried pork chop that is simmered with eggs and onions in a tasty sauce


It is one of the most common variations of their “donburi”, or rice bowls. One of our favorite Japanese recipes.

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6. These

hand-rolled temaki feature their favorite sushi ingredients, all wrapped in nori leaves


They make a fun party meal, just arrange your ingredients in one platter and everyone can make their own perfect vibe


Get the recipe @ justonecookbook


Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake)

Okonomiyaki are tasty Japanese pancakes made with cabbage, scallions, and various meats or seafood. This homemade recipe is a healthy and tasty twist on the Japanese classic.

You may never have heard of it, but this okonomiyaki may end up being a pillar on your table.

Get the recipe @loveandlemons

8. Tsukune (

Japanese chicken dumplings)

Tsukune, Japanese-style chicken dumplings, are absolutely delicious! Soft and juicy meatballs bathed in a sweet, salty and sticky sauce.

The dumplings are incredibly tasty and I guarantee your guests will have no trouble eating one after another! Treat everyone with this new Asian flavor.

Get the recipe @iheartumami

9. Nikuman (steamed pork


are Japanese steamed buns, usually steamed inside a bamboo vaporizer. They are full of delicious pork, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage and scallions.

Savoury buns are at their best when you enjoy them fresh, hot and fluffy… And you just can’t stop at one.

Get the recipe @ justonecookbook

10. Sautéed chicken ramen Ramen


one of the most popular Japanese foods, and we love how versatile it is!

This stir-fry can be done in less than twenty minutes, and this recipe shows how to adapt it to your taste


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Crispy shrimp

tempura Crispy shrimp tempura is one of the most popular and well-known Japanese dishes. The light coating of panko results in fried shrimp that are crispy, but not too heavy.

Get the recipe @ simplyhomemade

12. Mochi (

Japanese rice cake)

Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made from a special glutinous rice. It is popular throughout the year, especially New Year.

It can also be stuffed with a variety of things, making it a fun and versatile gift.

Get the recipe @ chopstickchronicles

13. Miso soup

Miso is perhaps the most popular of the Japanese soups. This recipe shows you how easy it is to make in your own kitchen… about 25 minutes easy!

Get the recipe @loveandlemons

14. Chicken Yaki Udon

Another surprisingly quick recipe to make is this yaki udon chicken. It only takes twenty minutes and tastes great.

The noodles are mixed with simple vegetables and chicken, which are topped with a tasty sauce that you’ll love


Get the recipe @vikalinka

15. Chirashizushi (

scattered sushi)

Chirashizushi, or scattered sushi, are your favorite sushi ingredients spread over a bed of rice. It’s a quick and satisfying meal, similar to the popular poke bowls.

This is one of the fun Japanese recipes to enjoy with a crowd.

Get the recipe @ recipetineats

16. Gyoza (Japanese fried dumplings)

For a fun and delicious Japanese appetizer, you have to try these crispy fried gyoza dumplings


They are full of ground pork, vegetables and lots of flavor


Get the recipe @ rasamalaysia


Yakisoba Soba noodles

are thin buckwheat noodles, and one of the most popular ways to serve them is this stir-fried Yakisoba


It’s a 20-minute meal with thinly sliced pork, vegetables and a great sauce


Get the recipe @ recipetineats

18. Yakimeshi (

Japanese fried rice) Fried rice is a

great use for leftover rice, and it makes for a delicious side dish or light main dish


This Japanese-style fried rice only takes about 15 minutes to make and is as good as what you’ll get at any restaurant


Get the recipe @ pickledplum

19. Mushroom Ramen

This mushroom ramen recipe is restaurant quality, homemade! The wonderful mushroom broth is perfectly seasoned, and a soft hard-boiled egg covers the broth.

The combination of mushrooms and egg ties the dish together, and it’s a great appetizer or light meal!

Get the recipe @ damndelicious


Teriyaki Shrimp

If you love seafood, this easy-to-make Teriyaki shrimp recipe is a must-see


There’s nothing better than tender shrimp topped with a tasty sticky sauce. These chubby shrimp are grilled on skewers and spread in a homemade teriyaki sauce. Very well!

Get the recipe @ lecremedelacrumb

21. Hibachi Steak

Save yourself a trip to the restaurant, because you can make your own hibachi style steak in your own kitchen! These bites only take about 10 minutes, and they taste great!

Get the recipe @thecookingjar


Seaweed salad Seaweed salad is a common Japanese dish and is really easy to make. All you have to do is rehydrate some dried seaweed and mix with a simple sauce.

Get the recipe @ 40aprons

23. Udon

Chicken Soup with Bok Choy Chicken

Soup with Bok Choy is a simple and quick Japanese version of the classic chicken noodle soup


You’ll have this tasty dinner ready in 40 minutes, from start to finish


Get the recipe @ jessicagavin

24. Temari Sushi Temari


is fun hand-rolled balls of sushi ingredients wrapped around rice. They require a bit of work, but they’re a fun dish that you can really get creative with.

Imagine serving a plate of these cute balls at your next meeting!

Get the recipe @ pickledplum

25. Tofu Agedashi

The Agedashi tofu recipe is a popular snack of Japanese restaurants. Fried crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, it is served with a tasty sweet and savory sauce.

Get the recipe @ rasamalaysia

26. Marinada Teriyaki

The classic teriyaki marinade beautifully combines soy sauce, sesame oil and aromatics. It’s great for just about any type of meat, and it’s perfect for those times when you crave Asian flavors.

Get the recipe @ iheartnaptime


Curry Roux

The basis for a good Japanese curry is the Roux, or “Curry Cubes”. It’s readily available in grocery stores, but as with anything, it’s best homemade. This recipe will show you how to make the best roux curry.

Get the recipe @ okonomikitchen


Oyakodon (Japanese chicken and egg bowl)

Oyakodon is a popular Japanese rice bowl with a chicken that is simmered with eggs and onions in a tasty sauce


It is one of the most common variations of their “donburi”, or rice bowls


Get the recipe @ justonecookbook

29. Chicken katsu Chicken


is a simple panko fried chicken chop, popular in Japan and in Japanese restaurants abroad


It’s crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and comes with a beautifully flavorful katsu sauce


Get the recipe @ well plated

30. Mochi Ice Cream

We are finishing our list with a sweet treat. Mochi ice cream is a fairly new invention, but it has taken the dessert world by storm.

Japanese rice cakes, mochi, are wrapped around an ice cream orb. They sound difficult, but you’ll be surprised how easy they are!

Get the recipe @ tastebetter from scratch

So many great Japanese recipes to cook. No wonder it’s one of the most famous cuisines in the world!

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