Chicken noodle ramen with boiled eggs in a bowl

Japanese recipes

The distinctive dishes of Japanese cuisine are healthy, light and fresh – try out sushi, sashimi, noodles, miso and more.

109 ratings 4.5 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
3 ratings 3.7 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
18 ratings 4.2 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
2 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
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
2 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
14 ratings 4.7 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
5 ratings 4.6 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
26 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
12 ratings 3.9 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
18 ratings 3.6 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
5 ratings 4.8 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
7 ratings 3.3 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
16 ratings 4.8 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
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A simple healthy side of brown rice served with ginger, garlic, spring onions, soy sauce and soya beans

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This simple Japanese-inspired vegan salad is anything but bland, with shichimi togarashi spice mix, crunchy veg and a subtly sweet yuzu dressing

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This recipe is based on the southern Japanese dish tataki, which means 'hit into pieces'. Serve with our spicy soy dressing and wasabi-laced soured cream for an extra hit of heat 

35 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This speedy version of the classic Japanese noodle soup makes a delicious everyday dinner or warming lunch - and it's low in fat and calories too

30 mins
Easy
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