15 Must-Try Japanese Foods

Warm and savory, gyoza is often filled with cabbage, mushrooms, green onions, and pork or chicken.

These chicken skewers are glazed in a mouthwatering sweet and savory sauce. Yakitori are perfect for nibbling over drinks, at a cookout, or even as a main dish served with rice..

Basically, onigiri are rice balls molded into a triangular shape and filled with meat, vegetables, or eggs and often wrapped with a piece of seaweed.

The hotpot dish is made by simmering ingredients such as thinly-sliced beef, tofu, vegetables, and even noodles, in a flavorful broth containing soy sauce, sugar, sake, and mirin.