A collection of 100 delicious recipes that introduces Japanese comfort food to home cooks, exploring new ingredients, techniques and the surprising origins of popular dishes like gyoza and tempura. Japanese food is often thought of as precise, austere and time-consuming to cook. But along with the complicated such as kaiseki and tea ceremony, there are also the simpler fried chicken dishes and street food enjoyed by everyone in Japan, from schoolkids to grannies. From familiar dishes such as ramen, soba, tempura and gyoza to rice bowls, okonomiyaki and savoury pancakes, these recipes come with foolproof instructions and step-by-step photographs and are perfect for a week-night meal or weekend entertaining. Through fascinating narrative and lush location photography, Tadashi Oni and Harris Salat explore Japan’s long history of homey fare, bringing beloved Japanese comfort food to Western home cooks for the first time.