When most people think of Japanese cuisine, they immediately think of sushi or ramen. However, Japan’s cuisine is excellent, interesting, and diverse, and it goes far beyond fish and rice. With this blog, we hope to provide you with a more in-depth understanding of Japanese food culture, so you’ll know what to order when you’re in a restaurant and where to go for the best gastronomic experience.
Famous Japanese Food
Sushi is a common Japanese dish that consists of a piece of rice seasoned with a rice vinegar mixture (made with sugar and salt) and various ingredients such as fish, vegetables, and nori (seaweed). Sushi can be Nigiri sushi, Maki sushi, Oshi sushi, Temaki sushi, and so on, depending on the shape and ingredients used. Chopsticks are used to pick up the bits of sushi and dip them in soy sauce, wasabi, or both, depending on your choice.
Sashimi or raw fish or seafood is eaten with wasabi and soy sauce, is another popular Japanese dish. It is normally served with radish slices on the side. Sashimi is written in kanji, with the first kanji referring to the spine and the second kanji referring to the body. It got its name because the tail of the fish used to come together with the meal to mark what you were eating.
Tempura is more of a snack than a dish, consisting primarily of battered and deep-fried seafood and vegetables flavored with soy sauce, ginger, and sugar sauce. There is also tempura made from fowl and fish. The piece must be small enough to be consumed in one bite, and even when fried, it must be carefully avoided from being sticky. Tetsuya sauce is a mixture of consomme, sweet sake, soy sauce, ginger, radish, and spices eaten with tempura.
Onigiri, also known as nigiri or omusubi, is a Japanese rice ball wrapped in a nori leaf that is commonly triangle or oval in shape. In Japan, this is the most popular snack. It can be filled with a variety of ingredients, but the most popular are fried salmon, umeboshi, katsuobushi, or any other salty or sour ingredient. Onigiri can be sold in a variety of locations in Japan, including convenience stores, supermarkets, free fairs, sushi restaurants, and even specialized onigiri-ya establishments.
So, there you have it. These are some of the most famous Japanese food. If you have a Japanese restaurant then do try them out there.