Japanese

A skillet on a wooden board with a piece of salmon teriyaki in it and a metal spatula and two plates with salmon teriyaki and greens on the side.

Salmon Teriyaki

Teriyaki has become synonymous with an overly sweet and sticky sauce. That’s a shame. This easy salmon teriyaki recipe keeps things perfectly in balance.

A piece of miso cod in a skillet with an orange napkin next to it.

Miso Cod

This five-ingredient fix, a restaurant classic as well as a simple weeknight dinner, will have you practicing your acceptance speech for the best dinner ever.

A black bowl with a block of warm tofu with soy sauce, ginger, and scallion garnish.

Warm Tofu with Soy Sauce, Ginger, and Scallion

Warm, gently spiced, tofu that might make a believer out of you. If you already love tofu, then you know that it can actually be comfort food, when prepared the right way. If not, here’s your chance.

A black bowl filled with curried pork ramen, jammy egg, bok choy, sliced radish, and basil.

Curried Pork Ramen

A truly slurp-worthy and Instagram-able bowl of noodles that’ll satiate any ramen craving.

A patterned bowl with slices of braised pork with soy sauce on a red tray.

Braised Pork with Soy Sauce

Japanese-style braised pork is a pretty hands-off way to make an exceptionally tasty dinner. And we hear it’s even better the next day.

Two halves of miso-glazed eggplant sprinkled with cilantro and scallions with a fork and knife and bowl of sesame seeds beside them.

Miso-Glazed Eggplant

Here’s a vegan recipe for roasted eggplant slicked with a salty sweet miso-glaze that’s a veritable umami-bomb. Even those of us who aren’t vegan are devouring it and asking for more.

A white enamel wok filled with sake-steamed clams, broth, and scallions.

Sake Steamed Clams

These sake steamed clams from a restaurant chef are easier to prepare than you’d think. Japanese restaurant-worthy food at home.

A small cup of carrot ginger dressing with some drizzled over two pieces of lettuce lying beside it.

Carrot Ginger Dressing

This zippy little recipe is gonna liven up more than just salad greens, because trust us, you’re gonna wanna pour it over everything you think needs a burst of flavor.

A ceramic bowl filled with pumpkin ginger mash with a person scooping a spoon into it.

Pumpkin Ginger Mash

Sweet autumn squash gets unexpectedly enhanced with the warmth of ginger and the complex depth of soy sauce and sesame oil.

Pieces of sliced chicken with teriyaki sauce in a pewter bowl.

Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce

Real-deal teriyaki sauce that’s not from a bottle, relies on just four ingredients, can easily be committed to memory, and takes just minutes to make. You’re welcome.

Two pouches of baked mushrooms in foil packets with a bowl of greens and another bowl of quinoa on the side.

Baked Mushrooms in Foil Packets

Embarrassingly easy. Enticingly aromatic. And unbelievably satisfying in terms of that beguiling umami-ness that defines mushrooms. Curious? You should be.

A bowl of duck soba with scallions on a wooden surface with a piece of duck being lifted out with chopsticks.

Duck Soba

Understand exactly why soba is so revered in some cultures with this eminiently slurpable bowl of soul-satisfying goodness of crisp-skinned duck and satisfying noodles.

A white oval serving platter topped with three skewers of chicken yakitori with honey sauce.

Chicken Yakitori with Honey Sauce

Japanese grilling at its sweetest–and simplest, with just a quick turn over the coals and a happy little sauce of soy, sake, honey, and ginger for dipping and drizzling.

A bowl filled with Sichuan tofu noodles and a pair of chopsticks resting beside

Mapo Tofu Ramen

An easy and comforting mash-up of Chinese mapo tofu and Japanese ramen in a mouth-tingling sauce with plenty of chiles.

Two bowls of ginger miso soup with tofu, turnip greens, and miso broth

Ginger Miso Soup

Straight-shooting, simple, and soothing, this light and simple soup is going to be your new best friend come cold season.

A tangle of Japanese cucumber salad, made with cucumbers, mint, cilantro, and an rice vinegar dressing.

Japanese-Style Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

A brown bowl filled with stir-fried pea shoots

Wok-Fried Pea Shoots

A brief fling in the wok with a little garlic and sesame oil is all that’s needed to coax these delicate pea shoots to tender, aromatic perfection.

A white bowl filled with edamame salad sitting on a grey linen napkin with chopsticks on the side.

Edamame Salad

Though it calls for just soybeans, miso dressing, and salad greens, this salad has a swanky sophisticate vibe to it.

A canning jar mostly filled with creamy dressing. A spoon is held above the jar with dressing dripping off.

Miso Ginger Dressing

Miso ginger dressing is a creamy, easy, rich, healthy, lovely dressing for vegetables, salads, fish, chicken, or just about anything else you can think to smother with it.