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Tomato Sukiyaki

108kcal / per person

This dish contains tomatoes and onions and is easily cooked by preparing the seasonings that go with them. If you have never cooked Japanese food, start with this dish first.

Simmered Pumpkin

164kcal / per person

Simmered kabocha squash is one of the typical Japanese simmered dishes. Eating kabocha squash during cold winter was considered to be good for prevention of flu because it contains vitamin C and can be stored for a long period. This habit is still remaining as the Toji-kabocha (eating kabocha on the winter solstice).

Cabbage with Red Pepper Sauce

13kcal / per person

Cabbage dressed with sauce in Japanese style has a light texture and is low in calories.

Refreshing Dressed Cucumber

13kcal / per person

It is a quick and versatile recipe to add to your meal as a side dish and a palate freshener.

Steamed Bean Salad

60kcal / per person

An easy recipe with various beans cooked in a pot. Just add them one after another so that they are done at the same time.

Spinach with Smoked Cheese Dressing

28kcal / per person

A nutritionally balanced side dish with the spinach, which is rich in carotene, Vitamin C and iron, and the cheese, containing protein, calcium, and Vitamin B2.


207kcal / per person

Tempura is one of the typical Japanese dishes. Seafood and vegetables are battered with a mixture of flour, egg and water, and then deep fried until crunchy. Serve with dipping sauce mixed with grated daikon.

Steamed Grated Turnip and Crab

77kcal / per person

Mix grated turnip and crab meat and bind them with egg white. Serve with thick sauce.


101kcal / per person

Oden is a dish with simmered daikon, konnyaku, eggs and fish cakes in soup. Serve with yellow mustard paste. One of the typical dishes for cold days.

Sautéed Vegetables

57kcal / per person

This is a must dish at home and at restaurants. Use vegetables kicking around your refrigerator.

Miso Sautéed Eggplant and Peppers

82kcal / per person

In this summertime dish, eggplant and green bell peppers, both summer vegetables, are used in abundance with nutty sesame seeds. Eggplant mainly consists of water and helps cool your body down. It is recommended when you suffer from the summer heat.


254kcal / per person

Add onion and ground meat to boiled potato, form into oval shapes, dredge with batter and deep fry. It is a family-meal dish as well as a must-have item at meat shops and delicatessens.

Potato Salad with Apple

61kcal / per person

Potato salad is a family meal but also a must-have item at delicatessens.

Sautéed Spinach and Egg

59kcal / per person

All you need to do is sauté spinach, egg and bacon.

Broad Beans Chakin

62kcal / per person

Chakin is a shape of food made by wrapping the ingredients with cloth or plastic wrap. This is only 62 kcal and a source of dietary fiber, of which you may not get enough.

Kabocha Squash Shiruko

141kcal / per person

Oshiruko is a soup of cooked red beans with sugar, served with shiratama-dango or chestnut compote. This is a quicker recipe that uses kabocha squash instead of red beans.

Daikon Furofuki with Ground Chicken Sauce

134kcal / per person

There are different stories about the name of furofuki. Enjoy furofuki while blowing on the hot, steaming daikon in the cold of winter.

Steamy Fried Vegetables

106kcal / per person

All you need to do is cut and deep-fry vegetables. No batter is needed.

Light Grilled Mushrooms

31kcal / per person

Mushrooms are low-calorie and rich in dietary fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D and minerals.

Caramelized Onion

31kcal / per person

A simple dish using only onions. It makes a perfect side dish.

Lotus Root Dumplings

213kcal / per person

Japanese style sweets are supposed to be tough to make. But in this easy dessert recipe, you just cook lotus root batter on a frying pan.