Category: Japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine is the food ingredients, preparation and way of eating of Japan. The traditional food of Japan is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, each in its own utensil, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth. Fish is common in the traditional cuisine. It is often grilled. Fish may be served raw as sashimi or in sushi. Seafood and vegetables are also deep-fried in a light batter as tempura.

A Japanese Dinner

Japanese Cuisine

Japanese cuisine has developed through centuries of social and economic changes, and encompasses the regional and traditional foods of Japan. The traditional cuisine of Japan (washoku or 和食) is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients.

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About Japanese Curry

Japanese Curries

Curry (カレー karē) is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. It is commonly served in three main forms: curry rice (カレーライス karē raisu), karē udon (thick noodles) and karē-pan. Curry rice is most commonly referred to simply as ‘curry’ (カレー karē).

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A Japanese Dinner

Japanese Dishes – List of

Where possible, food is eaten in as natural a state as possible, as fresh as possible, as this is considered the ultimate way to eat.

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Japanese Matcha Roll – Green Tea Swiss Roll

Matcha roll is a popular Japanese cake. It is a refreshing sponge cake rolled with cream and red bean filling.

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List of Japanese Snacks

Japanese Snacks – List of

This is a list of notable snacks found in Japanese cuisine with images, a brief excerpt, and links to the recipes

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Japanese Steamed Rice

Japanese Steamed Rice

Ordinary Japanese rice, or uruchimai, is the type most commonly grown, and is the staple foodstuff of the Japanese diet. It consists of short translucent grains. When cooked it has a somewhat sticky texture such that it can easily be picked up and eaten with chopsticks. Outside of Japan it is sometimes labeled as sushi rice, as this is one of its common uses. It is also used to produce sake.

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Japanese Style Potato Salad

Japanese Style Potato Salad

This potato salad tastes very similar to the one you would buy in Japan.

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Japanese-style Sesame Slaw

Made with green and red cabbage, this tangy, crunchy, and colourful coleslaw is much lighter than a classic coleslaw and is rounded off with a refreshing Japanese dressing.

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Kakiage - Japanese Tempura Fritters

Kakiage – Japanese Vegetable and Shrimp Tempura Fritters

Kakiage is a type of tempura made with mixed vegetable strips, such as onion, carrot, and Burdock, and sometimes including shrimp or squid, which are deep fried as small round fritters.

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Kakitamajiru Suimono – Japanese Clear Soup with Eggs

Sumashijiru is a Japanese clear soup also called Suimono. Sumashijiru can be served for any occasion from everyday to more formal course meals.

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Kansai Okonomiyaki – Japanese Cabbage Pancakes

Okonomiyaki is a savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients mainly associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima areas of Japan.

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Katsudon - Fried Pork Cutlet over Rice

Katsudon – Fried Pork Cutlet over Rice

Katsudon is a popular Japanese food, a bowl of rice topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet, egg, and condiments.

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Menma - Braised Bamboo Shoots

Menma – Bamboo Shoots

Menma (メンマ or 麺麻 or 麺碼) is a Japanese condiment made from lactate-fermented bamboo shoots. The bamboo shoots are dried in the sun or through other means before the fermentation process. Menma is a common topping for noodle soups, notably ramen.

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Miso Soup

Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called “dashi” into which softened miso paste is mixed. Many ingredients are added depending on regional and seasonal recipes, and personal preference.

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Mitarashi Kushi Dango

Mitarashi Kushi Dango

Round dumplings are generally called dango, and kushi dango means skewered sweet dumplings. These kushi dango coated with sweet soy sauce based sauce are called mitarashi.

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