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3 Delicious Easy Japanese Dishes

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It takes a lot of preparation and time to cook a simple Japanese dish. This is one of the main reasons that people prefer to have sushi as their first or more frequent meal in Japan. The main ingredients in sushi are rice, vegetables, fish, or seaweed and a variety of other ingredients.

As far as basic food is concerned, there are a number of dishes that anyone can prepare. Beef and rice are a basic staple dish and are a favorite among Japanese people. beef is marinated in red wine and flavored with ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce. After giving it time to rest, beef is deep-fried and served with a generous amount of sauce. The traditional dish, which goes by several names, is called “ramen” and is made from noodles and beef that has been cooked lightly with sauces on top.

Curry Roux

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Another dish that is popular is curry roux. This dish can be made with many ingredients such as vegetables, meat, mushrooms and foreign spices such as garlic and ginger. Sometimes curry roux is finished with cream and served with lettuce leaves. The word for this dish originates from the combination of the words “ru” meaning red and “to” meaning meat.

If you are looking for a good side dish, you should check out the original recipe here. The pork is simmered with carrots, onions, celery, ginger and bell pepper until softened. Then a mixture of soy sauce, honey and vinegar is poured on top. It is typically served with a bamboo steamer, which is essentially a bamboo steamer with a cover to ensure that the steam doesn’t escape.

Curry Omelette

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Another popular dish is curry omelette. This is a very simple dish that is fast and easy to make. Cook several slices of red onion slices and then cook them in some coconut oil until translucent. Then place the cooked onion slices onto the top of a piece of flat bamboo steamer. Place a lid and steam the omelette until done.

A popular way of cooking Japanese food is to use curry roux. This dish is made by mixing a few tablespoons of sesame oil along with four to five medium-sized chunks of raw onion or potatoes. The onions and chunks are cooked until translucent. Then a teaspoon of coarse kosher salt is sprinkled onto the top of the mixture and allowed to sit for about fifteen minutes.

Okonomiyaki Sauce

One of the most popular Japanese foods is okonomiyaki sauce. This delicious sauce is made by combining vegetables, meat, and seafood. Some popular ingredients in okonomiyaki sauce include soy sauce, mirin, wasabi, and bonito flakes.

Sliced Pork

This dish originates from the state of Hokkaido. In this dish, a thinly sliced slab of pork is marinated in a sweet and sour sauce for about an hour. Once the marinade is done, the sliced pork is then cooked on a hot griddle until it becomes tender and pink inside. After which, it is then cooked on the gas burner for about five minutes. A popular ingredient in sukiyaki sauce is ginger.

Bonito Flakes

This dish originated from the coastal region of Japan. Bonito (rain) flakes can be used instead of soy sauce in many Japanese dishes. These are also known as sesame seeds. Just like tofu, bonito flakes can be cooked on a hot griddle until they become light brown and transparent.

Ginger And Soy Sauce

A popular Japanese condiment that goes by many names is okonomiyaki. This flavorful sauce is created by mixing ginger and soy sauce in a pan until the mixture becomes a deep brown color. It is then added to a frying pan and allowed to heat up until it starts to turn golden. 

It is then added to a wooden bowl and turned into a Ponzi (sticky vegetable) by coating the bottom of the bowl with the sauce. A unique way to make okonomiyaki is to cut a slice of thin-sliced pork and place it in the middle of a pan, cover with the sauce and allow it to cook for a few minutes, then carefully remove the slice and flip to make a delicious dish.


Beef and Ginger Ramen: This dish comes from the city of Hokkaido in Japan. This tasty dish consists of beef soup and spicy ginger soup. The beef is first marinated in hot water for half an hour and allowed to soak. Ginger is then crushed and mixed with soy sauce, sugar and mirin (a sweet Chinese wine). This delicious dish is best enjoyed with steamed white rice.

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