Top 10 Traditional Japanese Foods & Japanese Meals: Miso Soup, Agedashi Tofu, Seafood Tempura and Tonkatsu. Japanese Desserts, cakes and candy, Japanese Mochi and sweets.
A Traditional Japanese meal is made of many small dishes.
As soon as you sit down in a Tokyo restaurant, you are handed a wet towel – oshibori, which is hot in winter and cold in summer. The towel is for wiping your hands and shouldn’t be used for the face.This is a very beautiful part of Japanese Food Culture.
Traditional Japanese Foods: Some Basic Eating Etiquette
Japan Food is eaten with chopsticks. Remember never to stick the chopsticks vertically in your food and never pass anything from chopsticks to chopsticks.
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Don’t be surprised if a Japanese person sitting in a table next to you makes slurping noises while eating his soup. It is considered good manners to slurp traditional Japanese food in Japan, a sign of appreciation for the meal.
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Traditional Japanese Noodles: A Must!
Japanese people love their noodles, and have a large variety of them:
- Soba noodles are made of buckwheat flour or a mixture of buckwheat and wheat flour. Soba are about as thick as spaghetti.
- Udon noodles are made of wheat flour. Udon are thicker than soba.
- Ramen are thin noodles prepared in a soup.
- Somen are thin noodles made of wheat flour, but they are much thinner than Udon and Soba. Somen are usually eaten cold and are considered a summer speciality.
- Yakisoba is fried or deep fried Chinese style noodles served with vegetables, meat and ginger.
More Japanese Food: Traditional Dishes That Will Hook You!
Shabu-Shabu is 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 is 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 such a popular dish that there are many fast-food restaurants that 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.