Carefully balanced flavors and gorgeous execution are two of the hallmarks of Japanese cuisine. An island nation, Japanese food relies heavily on seafood as its main protein, bulked up by rice and vegetables. Unlike many of its Asian neighbors, Japanese cuisine is not known for its chile pepper heat, and instead relies on the thoughtful application of aromatic seasonings like garlic and ginger to accent the food. Add richness and depth to your Japanese dishes with some Fish Sauce Powder or try a traditional Shichimi Togarashi to add a bit of perky heat as you experiment with these recipes.

Udon Noodle Soup
When is a noodle more than just a noodle? When it's a canvas for a gestalt assembly of fragrant and complex flavors.
Glazed Meatballs with Soba Noodles
When you think “cold noodle salads,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it dollops of mayonnaise? Flies landing on your plate at an outdoor BBQ?
Yakisoba, which translated from Japanese means “fried buckwheat,” is a delicious noodle dish served with a variety of vegetables and topped off with something like bonito flakes or Sansho pepper.
Salmon Yakitori
Yakitori is a popular Japanese street food usually made with chicken. We decided to give this traditional food an update with a new ingredient- salmon.
Red Miso Shrimp Bisque
Red Miso is one of four popular miso variations available in Japan.
Noodle Salad with Jicama and Miso Vinaigrette
This Asian inspired recipe is quick and easy to make. Heavy on vegetables and light on those delicious cold rice noodles, it is a healthy option for both lunch and dinner.
Red Miso Soup
Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup that starts with a flavorful vegetable broth or dashi, a fish broth.
Oven Roasted Ribs with Shichimi Togarashi
Ribs are by far one of my favorite special occasion meals.
Ramen Soup Bowl with Shichimi Togarashi
Ramen noodles sure bring back memories of hot water from the coffee maker poured over noodles in a cup and a little packet of .... ok, I am still not sure exactly what was in that little packet.