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TRADITIONAL DISHES OF JAPAN

Traditional Dishes of Japan

  • There is much more to Japanese cuisine than sushi and noodles. Be sure to try as many of these as you can while you are in Japan!
  • SUKIYAKI

    Sukiyaki is prepared right at the table by cooking thinly sliced beef together with vegetables, tofu and vermicelli.

    Sukiyaki 
  • TEMPURA

    Tempura is food deep-fried in vegetable oil after being coated with a mixture of egg, water and wheat flour. Among the ingredients used are prawns, fish in season and vegetables. 

    Tempura
     
  • SUSHI

    Sushi is a small piece of raw seafood placed on a ball of vinegared rice. The most common ingredients are tuna, squid and prawns. Cucumber, pickled radish and sweet egg omelette are also served.

    Sushi in Japan - top quality and delicious!
     
  • SASHIMI

    Sashimi is sliced raw fish eaten with soy sauce.

    Japanese sashimi
     
  • KAISEKI RYORI

    Kaiseki ryori is regarded as Japan's most exquisite culinary refinement. Consisting mainly of vegetables and fish with a seasoning base of seaweed and mushrooms, the dishes are characterized by their refined savor.

    Kaiseki Ryori 
  • YAKITORI

    Yakitori is made up of small pieces of chicken meat, liver and vegetables skewered on a bamboo stick and grilled over hot coals.

    Yakitori
     
  • TONKATSU

    Tonkatsu is a deep-fried pork cutlet rolled in breadcrumbs. 
    Tonkatsu deep fried pork
  • SHABU-SHABU

    Shabu-shabu is tender, thin slices of beef held with chopsticks and swished around in a pot of boiling water, then dipped in sauce before being eaten.

     
  • SOBA AND UDON

    Soba and udon are two kinds of Japanese noodles. Soba is made from buckwheat flour and udon from wheat flour. They are served either in a broth or dipped in sauce and are available in hundreds of delicious variations.

    Soba noodles, made from buckwheat, in Nagano, Japan.
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