Japanese food is a delicious type of food that many people can enjoy all over the world. Japanese food consists of a wide variety of foods from noodles to fish to beef. There are no particular foods that are always used in Japanese culture, which is one of the main reasons it is so popular all over the world. If you are looking to cook some Japanese foods at home, here are some of the best and easiest to make recipes.
Sushi is an iconic Japanese dish that you can enjoy at any Japanese restaurant or from the comfort of your own home. If you choose to make this dish at home you can add many different types of ingredients to your sushi. Here is a simple and easy to follow the recipe.
To make a simple sushi dish you will need about six sheets of sushi seaweed, one batch of sushi rice, half a pound of raw salmon, four ounces of cream cheese, one avocado, and soy sauce. To make sushi you need to lay the seaweed on a bamboo mat to prevent sticking and cover the seaweed with sushi rice. It should be a thin layer. Next, you can add on the cut salmon, cream cheese, and sliced avocado. You should roll the seaweed tightly together, cut with a sushi knife, and enjoy it with soy sauce.
The beef bowl is another great option for an easy meal at home. To make this delicious and filling recipe you need to have half an onion, two green onions, half cup of dashi, one tablespoon sake, two tablespoons mirin, one tablespoon sugar, two tablespoon soy sauce, one pound thinly sliced beef of your choice, two tablespoons pickled red ginger, two onsen tamago, and freshly steamed rice from a Japanese rice cooker.
First, you should heat a large frying pan and add the dashi, sake, sugar, mirin, and soy sauce. Once these ingredients are boiling you can add the onion to the pan. Once the onion is cooked and tender you can add the beef and cook it to your liking. If you notice any fat rise to the top of the pan you can drain or skim it out.
After all of your ingredients are fully cooked to your liking you can scoop a helping of rice into a bowl. You should then serve a helping of this meal over the steamed rice and top with the green onion and red ginger. This dish is sure to impress anyone.
If you are looking to try a classic and well known Japanese dish you should highly consider trying Yakisoba. This dish is made from grilled or fried Yakisoba noodles. These noodles are similar to a ramen noodle. It is also made with a grilled protein, like pork, grilled vegetables, and then coated with a decadent and fruity sauce.
There are multiple variations of this dish that you can make. Each person will likely choose to add their own vegetables and proteins to the dish, however, here is a great recipe that anyone is sure to love.
To make Yakisoba you need to have half an onion, one large carrot, three shiitake mushrooms, two green onions, four cabbage leaves, ¾ pound sliced pork belly or other protein of your choice, two tablespoons of oil, pepper, and salt to taste, one package of yakisoba noodles, and about five tablespoons of yakisoba sauce. First, you need to slice the onions, carrots, and mushrooms into thin slices. You should also chop up the green onion and cabbage into bite-size pieces. You should also cut the protein of your choice into about one inch or bite-size pieces. In the cookware of your choice, you need to heat the protein and cook to your liking then add all of the vegetables and spices. Cook the noodles in a separate bowl and add them to the skillet to combine all ingredients together.
If you are looking to make your own yakisoba sauce you will also need four tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, four teaspoons of oyster sauce, four teaspoons of ketchup, two teaspoons of soy sauce and two teaspoons of sugar. Once you have all of your ingredients together for the sauce you simply need to combine them and whisk them together in a small bowl. Once you have all of this made you can add the sauce to your ingredients and enjoy it.