Kosher Japanese Recipes
Use your kosher kitchen and these kosher Japanese recipes to create a kosher Japanese feast!
Japanese rice is a medium-grained rice and gets sticky when it is cooked. The long-grained American rice isn't proper for sushi because it is drier and doesn't stick together.
About.com's Guide to Japanese Food provides this step-by-picture photo guide to making sushi. Fill the sushi roll with tuna, cucumbers, avocado or any kosher ingredients you desire.
Daigakuimo is Japanese candied sweet potato.
Dashi is the sweet, smokey base used for most Japanese soups and some seasonings. Dashi is made from dried seaweed and dried bonito flakes. Bonito, related to tuna, is a fish that can be used in the kosher kitchen, but the packaged dried flakes are not certified kosher. The skin of smoked whitefish or seaweed (for meat dishes) can be used instead of bonito.
Miso soup is the most popular soup in Japan. For kosher Miso soup, add miso bean paste to kosher Dashi soup stock. This recipe is for kosher Miso soup with tofu.
This light, flavorful soup is quick and easy to make. Adults and children will enjoy this Japanese soup.
RecipeZaar has posted online this simple, kosher Japanese fish recipe from the New York Times Magazine.
In this article, Kinue Imai Weinstein writes that it is "easy to make Japanese recipes kosher, since we don’t use many dairy products in Japanese cooking." The article includes recipes for kosher Tempura, Sukiyaki, and Shabu-Shabu.