recipes

We make delicious, low(er)-calorie Japanese-style pizza with fried tofu and miso!【Sora Kitchen】

In our quest to find a cheese-laden pizza we can eat guilt-free, we’ve come across a Japanese-style concoction that’s surprisingly delicious.

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Japanese company develops matcha paste that retains more health benefits than a cup of green tea

The next new trend for gourmets is green tea pastes, in four differently coloured tea varieties.

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Japanese girls reveal who they really give most Valentine’s chocolates to, and it’s not boys

Who needs love, when you’ve got friends, and 15.2 people’s worth of chocolate? And we can at least help with the last one, with a yummy recipe!

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How to make Tokyo Disneyland’s awesome Mickey Mouse eggs at home!【SoraKitchen】

Naive question prompts discussion about Disneyland eggs, existence of magical chickens and we get our chef’s hat and apron on.

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Studio Ghibli meals from the world of Japanese anime look absolutely delicious in real-life【Pics】

This beautifully styled collection recreates all the tiny details from the best animated meals.

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Japanese Twitter shares secret ingredient to make perfect pancakes, it’s what you’d least expect

Warning: may induce a sudden urge to cook pancakes.

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Epic food fail sees adorable Rilakkuma character bread turn into a terrifying monstrosity

Recipes don’t always turn out how you expect them to.

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We turn Japanese bamboo shoot rice dish into a delectable dessert【RocketKitchen】

This sweet treat will give rice pudding and bread pudding lovers the best of both worlds.

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Only Japanese cooks could make canned sardines this appetizing [Pics and Recipes]

These recipe ideas from Japan show just how delicious fish from a can can be! 

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We bring you three more traditional Japanese recipes from centuries past

This time on the menu – octopus sushi bowl, flower-shaped eggs, and an “ice cube” tofu dessert!

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What will Ignis eat today? Japanese food site creates amazing Final Fantasy XV cooking video

Take a real-life cooking class with Ignis while enjoying music, costumes and iconic images from the game.

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Edo-era recipes are published online, give us a chance to try Japanese foods from centuries past

Vegetarians can rejoice, as meatless options abound!

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How to make awesome glow-in-the-dark jelly shots【RocketKitchen】

With just four quick steps and a very special ingredient, anyone can make this spectacular fluorescent jelly!

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Pikachu teams up with popular ketchup maker for cute prize giveaway in Japan

The electric pokémon reveals his fondness for tomato sauce in this latest home-grown collaboration.

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Clever cooking hack shows how easy it is to make sushi with an ice cube tray

This is the fastest and easiest way to make sushi we’ve ever seen.

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New cookbook turns the uni-tasker takoyaki maker into a versatile multi-tasker

We thought takoyaki pans were just for making fried octopus balls. Teach us your ways, recipe book!

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Fried mochi ice cream tastes amazing, is super easy to make!【Recipe】

Snacks don’t get much more decadent than fried ice cream, but it can be intimidating to make for inexperienced fryers. Luckily we found that using Japanese ice cream snacks coated in gelatinous rice known as mochi instead really simplified things without sacrificing any of the taste.

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How to make sushi that looks like real-life swimming koi fish【Video】

Have you ever wanted to make sushi that looks just like a swimming fish? This video shows how to make the stunning dish in your very own kitchen!

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Rice cats feel the cold, need omelette blankets this winter【Pics & Video】

We’ve seen gorgeous character bentos and grated radish animals swimming in hotpot stews, but this winter it’s all about shivering rice cats begging to be covered in bright yellow omelette blankets.

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Cooking pizza in a burning cardboard box, and other unconventional recipes

Cookpad is easily the largest community cooking website for getting new Japanese recipes to try out in the kitchen. Started in 1997, it grew to be so popular that two years ago it expanded its user base by launching an English version.

It goes without saying that you can find a dish for pretty much anything you have lying around in your kitchen, but because most of the recipes are posted by amateurs, you might have to weed some of the stranger ones out by taking a look at their reviews.

Fortunately there seems to be a whole crew of users willing and waiting to take a hit for the team and try out the latest recipe, including a recently posted recipe for making pizza that requires putting the uncooked crust and toppings inside a box and setting the box on fire. How  does it measure up? One net user decided to photograph and review the process.

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