Start Your Japanese Food Journey Here
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Japanese cuisine has long been praised for its unique ingredients, innovative flavours, and homage to centuries-old traditions. Whether you’re new to Japanese cooking or are seeking authentic Japanese recipes, this is an excellent place to start your journey.
At SushiSushi, you’ll discover a comprehensive library of pantry-stocking tips, kitchen basics, how-to’s, cooking techniques, and mouth-watering recipes that use ingredients you can find at home and in our shop.
We make it easy to recreate your favourite Japanese dishes in your own kitchen, from basic staples like sushi rice to classic recipes like Okonomiyaki. Let us walk you through each step of the process as you master the art of Japanese cooking.
A typical Japanese meal consists of a bowl of miso soup (miso shiru), a bowl of rice (gohan), pickled vegetables (tsukemono), and meat or fish. Of course, you’ll also find other great Japanese foods and recipes to add to your menu.
First - Stock Your Japanese Pantry
Many traditional Japanese dishes contain basic ingredients. The key to creating these delicious recipes is a well-stocked pantry.
- Japanese short-grain rice
- Liquid Dashi concentrate
- Kombu (edible kelp)
- Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes)
- Thinly sliced meat (pork or beef), ground meat (chicken/beef/pork), and chicken breast and thigh
- Tofu or deep-fried tofu pouch (aburaage)
- Wakame and nori (seaweed)
- Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- Potato starch
- Tempura batter mix
- Fukujinzuke (pickled daikon)
- Japanese Curry Roux
- Soba, ramen, somen, yakisoba, or udon (noodles)
Looking for the best place to stock your Japanese pantry? Shop SushiSushi for all of these Japanese pantry staples and much more.
Basic Japanese Kitchen Tools
The proper kitchen tools can save time and simplify your Japanese cooking. Cooking Japanese meals can be tricky for beginners but having access to authentic Japanese cookware and tools can help ensure a flawless result.
Making tasty Japanese dishes does not require complicated machinery or expensive gadgets, but rather a few basic tools and supplies.
Kitchen Tool Essentials
- Rice Cooker
- Quality knife, ideally a Japanese knife
- Sushi rolling mat, green bamboo is a good option
- Medium-sized saucepan and large-sized saucepan
- Frying pan with lid
- Wok or large pan
- Griddle pan
Optional But Useful Kitchen Tools
- Donabe (Japanese earthenware pot)
- Portable butane stove
Where to Find These Kitchen Tools
The Kitchen section of our online shop offers a wide range of kitchen tools and supplies that you may need when creating Japanese dishes. You’ll discover cooking utensils, konro grills, steamers, towel coolers, towel warmers, Japanese knives, and much more.