5 Japanese Meals You Should Try Cooking
Aug 25, 2020 10:47 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter
There are delicious foods, and then there are seriously delicious meals out there. But from the vast array of world cuisines to choose from, there are quite a few meals to choose from.
But in this article, we aren't going to romanticize over Italian cuisine. In fact, we aren't even taking a look at Europe. We're going to show you some of the finest Japanese recipes you can cook at home to introduce a bit of an eastern vibe in your home.
From Japanese style steaks all the way to some simpler things, like Onigiri, we're going to dive in on our favourite meals that come from the land of the rising sun. And the best thing is you can make them from the comfort of your own home.
Okay, we've all heard about sushi. It's the super delicious, raw fish combined with rice. But while sushi is a Japanise cuisine staple, it's also important to not overlook the not-so-famous meals.
Sashimi is like sushi. However, take out the rice, and you have sashimi. And the best thing is, you can enjoy sashimi in a wide array of different ways.
Add a bit of soy sauce for flavouring, and you have yourself a pretty delicious dinner on your plate. And you can try virtually any fish. From tuna fish to clams, the types of sashimi are almost endless.
If you're the type of cook that loves to make its own noodles, and you have the skills to do it, then soba is precisely the right meal.
Soba is a pretty straightforward noodle dish. It's made from buckwheat flour. After the noodles are prepared, you pour soba broth and a tiny bit of soy sauce. The best thing is, you can enjoy soba both hot and cold.
Okay, this one is kind of a side dish, but it's still a delicious side dish nonetheless! In fact, it's so tasty and healthy, that it's world-renowned for its capabilities. And unlike other foods, Miso soup is consumed by drinking.
Often times, when you see someone drinking while they're eating in a movie, they're eating Miso. It's so popular that it's part of the daily diet of many Japanese people throughout the world.
And the best thing is that, just like sashimi, there are numerous different types of miso soup that you can make. From lighter-coloured, sweet in taste soup, to a much darker, slightly red in colour, saltier, there's a type of miso soup for everyone's taste.
Another reasonably simple Japanese food to prepare is Onigiri. In fact, you may know it as omusubi, as the meal has different names.
While Onigiri looks like plain rice sushi (without the meat), it really isn't. More often than not, these small rice balls have a filling inside of them that have a surprising splash of flavour.
And yes, Onigiri may look simple enough, but make sure you give it a few practice runs in order to get the hang of it.
And finally, there's nothing like a meaty, Japanese steak you can enjoy. While we're all too familiar with the taste of meat, cooking it as chefs do it in the land of the rising sun is a perfect way to have a surprisingly refreshing meal.
Many recipes show you how to cook a steak the Japanese way, but our all-time favourite includes soy sauce, garlic and a good ol' steak.
Cook the steak and all the ingredients in a pan for two minutes for each side, and then simply place the steak to cook inside your oven. It's sure way to have a deliciously cooked steak that tastes like nothing you've ever tried before.
While many of us are spending more time at home, and we're cooking more of our food, now's the perfect opportunity to try out something new and exciting.
Japanese cuisine is famous around the world for how healthy it is and how light you feel after eating. So, grab a meal from this list and cook it the best way you can. You'll be sure to make something that's new, interesting and unfamiliar to your taste palette.