Here is my list of the best Japanese recipe blogs and websites.
These are the sites I go to when I need an authentic Japanese recipe. I’ll look for the easiest one to start, then try it out and modify it to my own preferences.
Some of these sites are in English, and some are in Japanese (use Google Translate).
Check them out:
The biggest, most established Japanese recipe/cooking blog out there. TONS of well written recipes and other articles related to Japanese food. Also, really nice photos.
Another O.G. Japanese recipe blog. Has been around for awhile, and probably has a recipe for every Japanese dish you can think of. They even have their own Japanese cooking book!
Very nice blog run by a Japanese lady in Australia. Lots of great Japanese recipes, and photos that will make you ashamed of your own cooking.
Another great recipe blog run by a Japanese lady in Australia. Simple site, with very easy to follow recipes.
If you’re like me, and your Japanese is not so great, just use Google translate, or another translation app to help you understand what is going on 🙂
Sirogohan (白ごはん) means “white rice” in Japanese. This is probably my favourite Japanese recipe/cooking site out there right now. It is an enormous resource of recipes, tips, and skills to help make you a better cook. The website itself is also really well designed.
Cookpad is the largest, most well known cooking / recipe website in Japan. Every single person in Japan that needs to cook has probably used this site at some point. I think Cookpad tried to expand outside of Japan at some point, but were not so successful.
Recipes are uploaded by individual users (sort of like a cooking social media site), so you can get a variety of options. You can also filter recipes by ingredients and cooking time which is super useful.
Kurashiru is another awesome Japanese cooking site. There are a crap ton of recipes that will take a lifetime to go through. One great aspect of this site is that each recipe has a quick video, so you can easily visualize the basic process.
Delish Kitchen is a great Japanese recipe blog with an excellent website design. Similar to Kurashiru, it has useful short videos for each recipe. It even goes a step further, and breaks the video up for each step of the instructions.
Did I miss any?
Which is your favorite Japanese cooking blog or recipe site?
Did I miss one on my list?
Let me know in the comments below!