Want to learn more about Japanese cuisine, food history, cooking techniques, ingredients, and more? Read our guides, features, and personal essays to deepen your knowledge of Japanese food.

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Japanese Curry Roux Mixes | Taste Test
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Obsessed: A Man and His Mold
Seven bottles of different brands of teriyaki sauce
We Tasted 7 Bottled Teriyaki Sauces—These Are Our Favorites
Kombu and bonito for making dashi.
Dashi 101: A Guide to the Umami-Rich Japanese Stock
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A Seaweed Primer: How to Use Kelp, Nori, Wakame, and More
Spice Hunting: Seven Spice Powder (Shichimi Togarashi)
A bowl of prepared ramen from Sun Noodles. The ramen has a two soft-boiled egg halves, green onions, and broth. A pair of chopsticks are lifting some of the noodles.
The Fresh Ramen Kits From Sun Noodle Will Knock Your Socks Off
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The Best Chicken-Flavored Instant Ramen | Taste Test
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How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients
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We Tested 16 Santoku Knives—Here Are Our Favorites
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Beer Pairings: What to Drink with Sushi
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Miyazaki’s Magical Food: An Ode to Anime’s Best Cooking Scenes
Shinjuku street scene
10 Sensational Stops for Japanese Food in Shinjuku, Tokyo
A bowl of ramen. Someone is using chopsticks to lift noodles above the bowl.
What to Drink with Ramen
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Pantry Essentials: All About Ponzu Sauce
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Obsessed: We Talk to Reddit's /u/Ramen_Lord
Four assorted bottles of ginjo sake.
Sake School: Ginjo and Daiginjo
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Plumbing the Depths of Miso Soup
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How Japanese Knives Are Made
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The Secrets of Amazing Soba: Behind the Scenes at Miyabi 45th
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Sushi Week Part 1: A Sushi Style Guide and How to Make Sushi Rice
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Don't Put Your Hand in the Noodle Machine: Notes From Ramen School in Osaka
9 Japanese Vegetables You Should Know
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A Brief History of Japanese Beer
Watch 5 Ramen Chefs Slurp Their Signature Bowls
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Editor's Picks: The Best Things I Ate in Japan
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Pantry Essentials: All About Wasabi
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Where to Eat and Drink in Tokyo
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Fishing for Somen: How I Hosted a Japanese Backyard Noodle Party in My Studio Apartment
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Sake School: All About Honjozo-shu
Chopsticks holding natto over a square plate of natto, fermented soybeans that are a common breakfast in Japan..
Obsessed: Getting Funky With Natto
Yudofu (hot water tofu) being spooned out of a bowl.
My Favorite Japanese Meal: Yudofu, or 'Hot Water Tofu'
Sake School: All About Sake Rice
Japanese Snacks: Toys and Candy
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A Guide to Beef Offal at Takashi, NYC
It begins
A Ten Course Tempura-Only Meal at Tsunahachi in Tokyo, Japan
Yakisoba
Snapshots from Japan: Street Fair Food in Kyoto
Coolest Part About Japanese Rice Balls: The Packaging
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Home-Style Tamagoyaki (Japanese Rolled Omelette) Recipe
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Pressure Cooker Pork Belly Chashu Recipe
A glass and pitcher with Japenese-Style Iced Coffee.
Japanese-Style Iced Coffee Recipe
A bowl of tonkatsu ramen with half a soft-boiled eggs, green onions, and a slice of pork on top. A Chinese soup spoon and a pair of chopsticks are sitting on the rim of the bowl.
Rich and Creamy Tonkotsu Ramen Broth Recipe
Oyakodon, in a white ceramic bowl alongside wooden chopsticks, a small ceramic bowl holding togarashi seasoning, and an additional bowl of oyakodon off to the left side.
Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl) Recipe
Freshly cut homemade ramen noodles in four nests on a flour-dusted wood cutting board.
Homemade Ramen Noodles Recipe
Tamago kake gohan (egg and rice) with furikake seasoning
Tamago Kake Gohan (Japanese-Style Rice With Egg) Recipe
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Chicken Donburi (Japanese Rice Bowl) With Spinach Recipe
Faux Pho
Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles
pork ginger over rice garnished with kizami shoga in a blue patterned bowl
Butaniku no Shogayaki (Japanese Ginger Pork)
Two potato mochi on a serving plate next to platter with more potato mochi
Fried Potato Mochi
A mound of instant ramen fried rice on a speckled stoneware plate.
Instant Ramen Fried Rice Recipe
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Easy Homemade Ramen Noodles Recipe
A small platter of Japanese pork and cabbage gyoza or dumplings.
The Best Gyoza (Japanese Pork and Cabbage Dumplings) Recipe
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Gyudon (Japanese Simmered Beef and Rice Bowls) Recipe
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Shio Koji (Koji Marinade) Recipe
Chashu Pork (Marinated Braised Pork Belly for Tonkotsu Ramen)
Chashu Pork (Marinated Braised Pork Belly for Tonkotsu Ramen) Recipe
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From-Scratch Shio Ramen Recipe
Japanese curry rice with chicken in a stoneware bowl on a lilac tablecloth.
Kare Raisu (Homemade Japanese Curry Rice) Recipe
A small white square dish of tonkatsu sauce next to a fried cutlet.
Tonkatsu Sauce (Japanese-Style Barbecue Sauce) Recipe