To a novice cook, recreating Japanese food from a restaurant can seem like a daunting task. The multi-layered sushi rolls are pretty much works of art, the dishes are perfectly seasoned, and there’s so much delicious umami flavor you can barely handle it.

Nonetheless, with a bit of research and preparation, not only is it completely possible to recreate Japanese cuisine right at home but you can do so without using meat, dairy, or fish! Yup, that’s right. You can make delicious and flavorful Japanese food that everyone can enjoy.

The secret is equipping yourself with all of the right seasonings, ingredients, and equipment. And guess what? We’ve done the research for you and are willing to share! Here are 15 cooking essentials you need to recreate the deliciousness that is Japanese cuisine.