Best Japanese Foods
Why Eating The Foods In Japan Is Good For You
Japanese people are the longest living
and healthiest people on earth. Japan Foods also make them look tremendously younger than their age group in western countries.
The people of Okinawa, the southern island of Japan, are especially known for their extraordinary health and slow aging.
You might think it’s all in their genes, but research shows that Japanese people who adopt a Western-style diet, put on weight quickly.
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- A typical Japanese person eats Fish and soy for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- A major part of eating the Japanese way is to eat until 80% full.
- Dairy and bread ARE NOT part of the Japanese diet.
- Beef and chicken are served in very small portions.
- Breakfast in Japan is considered the most important meal of the day. It’s a large meal including miso soup, rice, Japanese omelet, fish, pickled vegetables and green tea.
So what Japan Foods create this slow aging diet?
Best Food In Japan
- A Traditional Japanese Meal is always served with green tea.
- A bowl of Miso Soup accompanies breakfast, lunch and dinner too. It is made from Miso paste, wakame seaweed and small pieces of tofu.
Tofu is made of soy beans which is an important source of protein.
- Agedashi Tofu is tofu slices that are deep fried and dipped into a soy sauce.
- Tempura is deep fried seafood or vegetables and mushrooms, coated with tempura mix.
- A bowl of plain cooked rice is served with every Japanese meal. Yes, breakfast too.
- Sashimi is raw fish, eaten with soy sauce and wasabi. Impeccably fresh fish is the secret to wonderful sashimi and sushi. You can count on it to be fresh and clean in every Tokyo restaurant. Try these Tokyo Restaurants in Tokyo Fish Market.
- Japanese people love their noodles. Soba noodles are made of buckwheat. Ramen are thin noodles prepared in a soup. Somen are thin noodles eaten cold and considered a summer specialty.
- Shabu-Shabu is a delicious Japanese style meat fondue. Thinly sliced quality meat is dipped into boiling water along with vegetables, mushrooms and tofu. Ponzu vinegar or a sesame sauce goes with the meat.
- Yakitori are grilled chicken pieces on skewers.
- Onigiri are rice balls wrapped in nori seaweed. They contain umeboshi (pickled Japanese plum), katsuobushi (dried bonito shavings), tuna or salmon. Rice balls are a healthy and low-cost snack available at every convenience store.
- Japanese Curry Rice (Kare Raisu) is a very simple dish, tasty and inexpensive. It is so popular that many fast-food restaurants serve it, especially in Tokyo subway stations.
- Kobe beef is a delicacy from cattle raised in Kobe district. There is a long tradition of raising cattle in that area of Japan. The cattle drinks beer(!!!) and receives a daily massage(!!!. The price accordingly is expensive.
- The local people in Japan don’t like sugary desserts. The Japanese desserts are made from pounded rice, sweet red bean apanese dessertspaste, sweet white bean paste, mashed sweet potatoes and chestnuts.
Try Mochi Japanese cake or Wagashi . Stores change the colors and shapes of Wagashi to reflect the changes of season. Also very recommended are Green tea ice cream and Green tea Japanese cake.