While it might seem like cooking culinary dishes of other countries and places might be difficult, it's surprisingly easy -- almost as if you're making common American dishes such as meat loaf or scrambled eggs. When it comes to cooking many Japanese classic meals, the same holds true. Simple, flavorful fish and vegetable recipes take like baked miso cod and miso salmon (showed above) take little time and preparation. Most stores today have some type of options in terms of classic Japanese ingredients such as miso paste and Mirin. If you can't find them locally, check online. The web is full of places to buy specialty ingredients and foods easily. What's great is that a tub of miso paste won't just create enough to glaze two different dishes, you can make your own miso soup very easily.