Japan, an island country, located in the Pacific Ocean is called the “Land of the Rising Sun.” This beautiful country has been the attraction of many. The Japanese foods are now in the fame of the food world. The traditional foods of Japan are now the favorite of many. Japanese foods or cuisine is mainly based on rice and miso soup. The Japanese foods are particularly emphasized on seasonal ingredients. The Japanese side dishes consist of fish, pickled vegetables and vegetables cooked in broth.
The Japanese cuisines give plenty of delights with varieties of regional, seasonal and international dishes. The Japanese restaurants are very attractive ones. Many are specialized single dish restaurant. There are also restaurants with the unique theme of ninja and robots.
Today, I am going to take you to the food world of Japan. Let us see some of the popular Japanese foods which we can opt for a taste in the next visit to the restaurant.
Best collection of the Japanese foods:
It is the most famous Japanese dish popular outside and in the country itself. It is usually enjoyed on special celebrations and occasions. There are different types of Sushi prepared with different styles and ingredients. Some of them are Nigiri, Gunkan, Norimaki, Temaki, Oshizushi, Inari, Chirashi and much more.
Tempura has been the favorite dish of many both inside and outside of the country. It can be found in many restaurants across the country and the world too. It is commonly served as a main dish, a side dish or as toppings for rice bowls. It is prepared with the lightly battered and deep fried seafood and vegetables. There are many varieties of tempura dish like Ebi, Sakana, Nasu, Kinoko, Kabocha, Satsumaimo, Shiso, Kakiage and much more.
This is a Japanese thick noodle made of wheat flour. They are white and chewier than any other noodles. This dish is available across the country in varieties of hot and cold dishes. Some of the common Udon dishes are Zaru Udon, Kake Udon, Kamaage Udon, Tanuki Udon, Kitsune Udon, Tsukimi Udon and many more delicious varieties.
This is a noodle soup imported from China. It has become one of the famous dishes in Japan. This dish is expensive and also available widely making the dish the ideal option for the budget travelers. This dish can be found in almost all the restaurants in the country and comes in different varieties. Some of the varieties of Ramen are Shoyu, Shio, Miso, Tonkotsu, etc.
This dish is made up of grilled chicken skewers made from bite-sized pieces of meat. The different parts of chicken can be used in this dish. Yakitori is an expensive dish commonly enjoyed with a glass of bear. There are Yakitori specialty restaurants but is also found in many other types of restaurants across the country. Some of the varieties of Yakitori dish are Negima, Momo, Tsukune, Torikawa, Tebasaki, Reba, Nankotsu, etc.
Sashimi is one of the famous Japanese dishes. It is seafood commonly served as Sashimi. But now different types of meat can also be served as Sashimi. This dish is available in many restaurants across the country. It is usually arranged with slices of raw food atop of the shredded daikon and is beautifully garnished with shiso leaves.
This is a dish of thick sliced pork breaded and deep fried. It is made from two cuts of pork, the lean and the tender and the fattier rosu. There are other variations of this dish made of chicken, beef, ham and ground meat.
It is a popular pan-fried food. It consists of batter and cabbage. There are several ingredients which can be added for toppings. This is a popular dish available in across the country. It is most popular in the western side of the country particularly in the cities of Hiroshima and Osaka. There are Okonomiyaki specialty restaurants in the country.
The above mentioned are some of the famous dishes of Japan. If you like to taste anyone of it, You can check some of these in restaurants. They are delicious and are beautifully presentable too. I will try to come up with some more of the Japanese dish in my next article. Please give comments and suggestions, I will gladly accept them as an inspiration for a better article in the days to come.