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12 easy Japanese dishes

Full-flavoured Japanese dishes, made easy.

There’s plenty of reasons why Japanese cuisine has become an Aussie family favourite: it’s versatile, healthy, surprisingly simple and jam-packed with flavour.

From salmon sushi to spicy noodle soups, there’s an endless offering of hearty dishes that cater to all tastes, budgets and timelines (a real winner when it comes to cooking up midweek meals the whole family can enjoy).

Leading Ballarat-based brand Hakubaku is well-known for its organic Japanese noodles. Made with high-quality wheat flour for the perfect taste, appearance and texture, Hakubaku delivers the perfect udon, ramen or soba noodle dish, every time. Along with other Japanese home-cooking favourites such as Kewpie mayonnaise, Hakubaku has become a much relied upon pantry staple for many Australians.

Below, we round up 12 incredible but easy Japanese recipes.


Japanese cabbage rolls

The humble and often misunderstood vegetable is put to good use with these Japanese-inspired cabbage rolls. Dunk them generously in the dipping sauce and experience the uniquely and delicately flavoured pork filling.


Japanese Potato Salad

The perfect side for barbecues or buffet-style meals, this Asian-inspired spin on the classic potato salad includes carrot, cucumber, red onion and ham. Made from egg yolks, Kewpie mayonnaise lends the salad a rich and creamy texture, and authentic Japanese flavour.


Japanese katsu chicken curry

Golden crumbed chicken is made even tastier with a generous drizzle of a sweet curry sauce. Served on a bed of rice, this is one filling and flavour-packed dish that’s perfect for families on a budget.


Shoyu Ramen & Egg Soup

Organic Hakubaku Ramen Noodles are made from organic soft wheat and lend this shoyu ramen (ramen served with a soy sauce-based broth) a five-star finish.


Egg mayonnaise rice bowl

In need of a quick but tasty dinner? This Japanese-inspired, vegetarian rice bowl is ready in only minutes! And thanks to Kewpie mayo, mirin seasoning and yaki nori sheets, it’s bursting with great Asian flavour.


Fried Tofu, Broccolini & Pear Udon Salad

This flavourful noodle dish features fresh veggies, fried tofu and a ginger, miso and sesame dressing. Thanks to Hakubaku Organic Udon Noodles, it’s super simple to make.


Prawn and vegetable Okonomiyaki – Japanese pancake

This fresh and succulent prawn and vegetable Japanese pancake is perfect for dinner when you’re short on time. It’s quick, easy and full of flavour.


Chicken, Pickled Mushroom & Soba Salad

Light and fresh, this poached chicken, pickled mushroom and soba noodle salad is packed full of tangy flavour! A delicious midweek dinner, this salad uses Hakubaku Organic Soba Noodles which are made from buckwheat flour – an ingredient that research indicates has substantial health benefits as a regular part of a diet. Winner.


Japanese-style duck with cabbage and daikon salad

The flavours of this sticky duck are spectacular and team perfectly with the refreshing cabbage and radish salad.


Grilled Mayonnaise Oysters

Fresh oysters topped with a Kewpie mayonnaise and teriyaki dressing then grilled until golden brown for a wonderful starter or shared platter for parties that will have guests reaching for more.


Prawn, Red Cabbage, Zucchini & Ramen Stir-Fry

Brightly coloured and full of all the big, bold flavours we know and love, this seafood stir-fry is ready to eat in just 30 minutes. Made with thin and chewy Hakubaku Organic Ramen Noodles, it’s destined to become a family favourite.


Spicy salmon mixed-grain sushi

Veg it up! Replace the fish with a thin plain omelette or slices of marinated tofu.

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