10 Dishes Have to Enjoy When Visiting Japan

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Japan is a wonderful and amazing country in Asia with a lot of beautiful and romantic landscapes which attracted thousands of tourists visiting each year. However, besides imposing landscapes, rich of culture is also made tourists can not miss the country in their Asia trip. Therefore, when visiting the wonderful country, tourists can not miss 10 delicious and special dishes in there if you want to learn more about culture and people in Japan.

1 Sushi

When asking any people that what’s the famous dish in Japan? Surely that they always said sushi is the best. Japan is cold country, so there are a lot of types of fresh and delicious seafood in the country, especially fish, so fish-dishes are also the most famous. In a nutshell, sushi is a dish in which a portion of fish or prawns is placed on a piece of steamed rice cooked with vinegar. Although the dish is considered as the simple dish, sushi is a variety of colors and flavors as well as brings the special culture of Japanese.

Sushi
Sushi

2 Ramen

If you are manga lover, surely you will want to try the ramen noodle one time. Ramen is a noodle dish made from meat or fish, served with eggs, soy sauce, Sino, and meat. This dish is often used by Japanese people for late dinner.

3 Unagi

Unagi is marinated eel, sprinkled with sauce and grilled on charcoal. Then we continue to steam the eel and then bake it again. Unagi when ripe yellow color, soft inside, tough outside, attractive aroma.

This dish is very expensive because of its appetite and its healing effect. Therefore, the Japanese considered unagi as the antidote and the ideal dish during the hot summer months from May to October.

Unagi
Unagi

4 Tempura

Tempura crispy and fragrant shrimp is one of Japan’s famous contributions to the world of fried foods. Prawns and vegetables are soaked in flour and fried in sesame oil. Tempura served with salt or similar. The dish is known as the dish with the simple way to make and popular dish which you can see at any meals of Japanese.

5 Soba noodle

Soba is made from buckwheat noodles (long rye), thin, thick, in contrast to Udon noodle which has thick noodles. Furthermore, long pasta soba has been a popular dish of Japanese cuisine, especially in mountainous areas where buckwheat is more popular than rice. You can eat soba noodles in two ways: hot soup or soy sauce.

6 Shabu-shabu hotpots

Shabu-shabu hotpots
Shabu-shabu hotpots

The shabu-shabu hot pot was born in the early 20th century at a restaurant in Osaka and became a trademark registered in 1955. The main ingredient of the shabu-shabu hot pot is thin sliced beef and vegetables, served with sauces, tofu, herbs, chrysanthemum leaves, nori seaweed, onion, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, and mushrooms. The dish was delicious and good taste as well as not too dense as other hot pot dishes.

Traveling to Japan, in each locality, visitors can enjoy this hot pot with many different versions. Beef is replaced with pork, chicken, lamb, duck, or lobster.

7 Okonomiyaki

This dish is made from a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, seaweed, mayonnaise, cheese and etc. At many restaurants, diners will be served dishes as desired. They just say the ingredients and the cook will bake the cake on the grill in front of them. Okonomiyaki is available all over Japan, but many visitors say that this dish is most delicious when enjoyed in Kansai or Hiroshima.

Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki

This dish is made from a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, seaweed, mayonnaise, cheese and etc. At many restaurants, diners will be served dishes as desired. They just say the ingredients and the cook will bake the cake on the grill in front of them. Okonomiyaki is available all over Japan, but many visitors say that this dish is most delicious when enjoyed in Kansai or Hiroshima.

8 Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu is crispy pork, served with miso soup and chopped cabbage. This dish is said to have appeared since the 19th century when Western culture was introduced.

9 Yakitori

Yakitori is a dish of chicken skewers and grilled on charcoal, served with rice or sweet and savory sauce.

Yakitori
Yakitori

According to many records, Yakitori appeared from the Edo period, which was a feast for kings and became popular among the general population from the Meiji period. Today, grilled chicken skewers are available everywhere, from high-end restaurants, pubs and even on the street.

One can sit yakitori was laid out the plate in luxury space, can also leisurely walking with meat skewers and beer cans in hand.

10 Types of sweet cakes

Pastries like mochi, wagashi are desserts you can not ignore when traveling to Japan.

Most of the cakes are made from glutinous rice flour which has a variety of flavors such as lotus, green tea, red bean … They are not only food but also cultural features, historical stories and love of Japanese people for nature.

If you have the chance to visit the pretty country, you should not miss out these delicious and famous dishes of the country. Furthermore, if you need more any information, you don’t forget to visit Trip Ideas to know more.