There are so many great recipes that can be used as a Japanese entree including nori rolls, sushi, tempura and soups.
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.
Tamagoyaki, literally "grilled egg", is a Japanese snack often served with sushi or in bento boxes. It's simple enough but looks very special. Watch how it is made in our Japanese Omelette video .
Often called "Cucumber Sunomono", this dish is just vinegared cucumbers with salt, sugar and ginger. Makes a delicious entree or side dish that is very refreshing.
Crispy and delicious entree prawns that are marinated in mirin (rice wine) before being dipped in a homemade batter then deep fried. This Japanese batter also works great on fresh veggies.
I used this recipe for a special dinner for two and it looked and tasted great as well as being easy to make. The tobiko garnish is great but not necessary.
This is something a little different that takes simple seared scallops then wraps them in Nori (Japanese seaweed used to make sushi). A perfect entree or party nibble.
Tempura is a lovely light and tasty Japanese entree. If you want to make it purely vegetarian, omit the dashi. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Tempura Video.
Cooking Okonomiyaki takes time, especially when you make many. Why don’t you bake it in oven just like pizza? You can make very large Okonomiyaki at a time and you don’t need to flip it over. Again I used pork and cabbage in this recipe. These can be substituted for any ingredients at all. Because this is ‘Okonomiyaki’, you can use whatever you like.
Yummy miso steak marinade for grilling, broiling, stir fry, etc... In makes a great entree served in a decorative Japanese style salad.