Japan

Discover the homemade food of Japan

Here are some of the best home-cooked dishes that you don’t typically find in restaurants. View our hosts below with whom you can share these authentic Japanese foods.

  1. Miso soupMiso Soup

    Traditional soup made with a dashi stock base and miso paste, typically served with tofu and wakame seaweed

  2. OkonomiyakiOkonomiyaki

    Savory pancake made with shredded cabbage in a batter of egg, flour and nagaimo, served with Japanese mayonaise and a sweet thickened sauce

  3. Chirashi sushiChirashi sushi

    Translates to “scattered sushi”, the preparation varies by region but consists of a rice bowl topped with a variety of raw fish and vegetables

  4. KaraageKaraage

    Chicken marinated in soy sauce, garlic, ginger and potato starch and deep fried in oil

Traveling Spoon Experiences in Japan

Taste miso soup, okonomiyaki, chirashi sushi, karaage and other authentic Japanese dishes with our Traveling Spoon hosts across Japan.

Midori Host Home-style Japanese cooking using traditional tools Enjoy homemade miso soup along with other traditional favorites with host Midori in her cooking studio in Takiyama. Book your private experience today. Learn more.

Akiko Host Nagoya cuisine with a local in her home Taste traditional Japanese dishes such as tenmusu (shrimp tempura in a rice ball) with host Akiko in a suburb of Nagoya. Book your private experience today. Learn more.

Keiko Host Creative, traditional-inspired Japanese cuisine Enjoy a typical Japanese meal of dishes like Teriyaki Chicken, Miso Soup, Chirashi Sushi, and Mochi with host Keiko in Tokyo. Book your private experience today. Learn more.

Satomi Host Homecooked Japanese meal with a view Try dishes like dashi-maki tamago (a dashi flavored rolled egg omelette) and karaage with host Satomi in a modern apartment in Tokyo overlooking the city. Book your private experience today. Learn more.

Teresa Host Traditional Japanese meal in a modern, central Tokyo apartment Enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine with dishes like takoyaki (octopus balls) and karaage with host Teresa in a high rise in Tokyo. Book your private experience today. Learn more.

Koji Host Traditional Japanese cuisine in Kyoto Try dishes like okonomiyaki (a cabbage pancake filled with seafood, vegetables and topped with a savory sauce) with host Koji in Kyoto. Book your private experience today. Learn more.

Keiko Host Obanzai dining experience in North Kyoto Experience all that Japanese cuisine has to offer with dishes like chirashi sushi with Keiko in a modern home in Kyoto. Book your private experience today. Learn more.

Chisato Host Traditional Japanese cooking in Tokyo Get a taste of tradition with dishes like karaage and chirashi sushi with host Chisato in her studio kitchen in Tokyo. Book your private experience today. Learn more.

Midori Host_1 Japanese home cooking with Midori Experience true Japenese cuisine with dishes like miso soup, okonomiyaki, gyoza (dumpling), and teriyaki chicken with cooking instructor Midori in Kyoto. Book your private experience today. Learn more.

Yuca Host Homecooked Japanese meal with Yuca in Tokyo Enjoy dishes like miso soup, tonkatsu (pork cutlet), and chicken nanban (fried chicken) with host Yuca in Tokyo. Book your private experience today. Learn more.