Chicken noodle ramen with boiled eggs in a bowl

Japanese-inspired recipes

Many of the distinctive dishes of Japanese cuisine are healthy, light and fresh. Try our versions of sushi, sashimi, noodles and miso soup, plus comforting options like chicken katsu.

122 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use chicken, noodles, spinach, sweetcorn and eggs to make this moreish Japanese noodle soup, for when you crave something comforting yet light and wholesome.

40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This Asian-inspired lunchbox with mackerel sushi, edamame beans and fresh fruit will keep you going all afternoon

45 mins
Easy
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

No Japanese meal is complete without gohan – fluffy, slightly sticky rice. Top this versatile food with pickles, spring onions, nori or katsuobushi flakes

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Make your own miso soup with soft cubes of tofu, crunchy curls of seaweed and aromatic spring onions. Enjoy it as a starter or as a snack

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
111 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Make our easy katsu curry with options to adapt the recipe for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. You'll need chicken or tofu depending on your preference

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make sushi rice to accompany your favourite Japanese-inspired dishes, from bento boxes to sushi and katsu curry. The secret is in the ratio of rice to water

22 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
55 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Pack in the veg with our flavour-packed Japanese-inspired yaki udon. It takes just 25 minutes to make and is healthy and low in fat and calories to boot

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Not sure about the taste of tofu? In this miso ramen, it's fried in a delicious sweet and sticky glaze and is accompanied by amazing Japanese flavours – delicious

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this shredded cabbage as a typical Japanese side dish. It offers a freshness to cut through the richness of tonkatsu or other fried Japanese dishes

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up a Japanese feast and try this succulent pork loin, coated, fried and drizzled with our easiest ever Tonkatsu sauce. Save leftovers to make katsudon

26 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Supercharge your diet with this vegetarian okonomiyaki with eggs, cabbage, pak choi and spring onions. It makes a healthy, low calorie lunch option

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve this quick and easy sushi bowl when you're short on time midweek. It contains a tasty mix of salmon, sushi rice, carrot, radish and pickled red cabbage

25 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftovers and provide a hearty meal with this tasty pork katsudon. Using our tonkatsu recipe, it's great to make the day after a Japanese feast

30 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Fancy making sushi at home? This simple recipe makes 32 healthy little bites, ideal for lunch or served as canapés

30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this deliciously sticky chicken made with a sauce of soy, mirin, sake and sugar as part of an easy Japanese banquet. Serve on bamboo skewers

40 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Serve this flavour-packed side dish alongside a Japanese feast. Spinach and green beans are tossed in a dressing of soy, miso, mirin and sesame seeds

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Steak doesn't have to be a heavy meal - give it a Japanese-style marinade for a low-fat supper

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Do something different for dinner: top rice and quinoa with prawns, sweet potato, avocado and seaweed to make this stunning Japanese-inspired family dish

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
17 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make these tall Japanese pancakes and watch them bounce and jiggle. Something a little different for your next brunch or weekend breakfast treat

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Breadcrumb your pork fillet with panko, Japanese style, then serve with a sweet, spicy, light curry sauce and sushi rice

1 hr
Easy
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This Japanese pancake is full of authentic flavours and textures, with fresh squid or prawns and a mirin and a honey sauce. Garnish with bonito flakes

40 mins
More effort
9 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Love salted caramel? Then you must try miso caramel. These chicken wings are coated in it to deliver the ultimate salty-sweet hit that's finger-licking good

55 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Mexican meets Japanese in this healthy sushi burrito, using sushi ingredients - tuna, nori, rice, pickled ginger, and wasabi combined to resemble a wrap

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Your favourite Japanese curry in burger form: this indulgent treat is a relaxed spin on traditional flavours, with a katsu curry mayonnaise to top the panko-coated chicken patty

35 mins
More effort
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