To make good tempura at home make sure the batter and the vegetables/prawns are very cold. Also, because you want to drain the tempura well once cooked and not let it get soggy, I drain it on a cake rack in a baking dish above paper towels.
Cucumber sunomono are the quickest and easiest of the Japanese pickles. Serve as a salad, an entree or even in sandwiches. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Cucumber Sunomono Video.
This is a foundation recipe for sushi, you can flavour with any combination of filler ingredients you like, such as smoked salmon, crab or tuna.
An all-round dipping sauce perfect for dumplings and wontons but also good with steamed fish or tofu.
Easy, tuna steaks coated with sesame seeds and quickly seared. You could also cook them on the BBQ. This Japanese-inspired dish is served rare, so be sure your tuna is fresh and of good quality.