Japanese Dude Food


A rising trend in the UK, dude food combines delicious ingredients and takes inspiration from favourite street food snacks to create refined dishes for casual diners. Our new dude food collection follows a Japanese theme inspired by the Izakayas of Japan.


Japanese food has never been more popular.We’re familiar with sushi, sashimi, ramen and nigiri, to name just a few. Now there’s a new type of fast food that’s causing a stir around the world. It’s quick and easy sharing food traditionally eaten in pubs as it goes so well with beer. We’re talking ‘dude food’, the name coined by Westerners as it’s so easy to make. It’s similar to tapas but with a Japanese take on ingredients and flavours. So why not get a group of mates together and show them how food for parties is done Japanese-style?

Did you know?

Izakayas are informal Japanese pubs where small plates of tasty Asian fast food are served with beer, similar to tapas

Get Cooking

When it comes to delicious food to share with friends, you cannot go wrong with decadence and indulgence. Here at Kikkoman UK we have created a range of delicious Japanese inspired Dude Food Recipes to help you wow your friends. Inspired by the Izakaya bars of Japan, who provide a casual dining experience with great sharing food served alongside drinks, this host of recipes will please any crowd.


Remember if you're planning to cook up delicious 'dude-food' at home, it's all about overindulgence and big flavour. So give these recipes a try, perfect served with a cold beer.

Dude Food Recipes

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