The Fantastic Foods of Japan

The Fantastic Foods of Japan

From squid to bean paste, from good to bad, from weird to simple, there are many amazing and great foods in Japan. Ice cream waffles and sushi are just a few of them!    

At breakfast, you have choices of what kind of food to eat. You can chose to eat either a western-style food or a Japanese style breakfast… miso soup, rice and salmon.

For lunch, you could have a number of things. You could have seaweed rice and egg or rice and fish. You have many choices!

For dinner, you generally have the same stuff you would have the same stuff you would have for lunch but in bigger portions. You might also have international food, such as pasta or burgers.

Onigiri

Seaweed wraps of rice with some tasty thing that is normally not raw fish and is bigger than sushi.

Onigiri

Onigiri

Sushi

Seaweed wraps of rice with some kind of raw fish or sometimes even vegetables.

Raw fish

Raw fish

Nigiri

Rice with raw seafood, egg, or vegetables laid on top.

Egg Nigiri

Egg Nigiri

Udon

Fat noodles, either cold or hot, drenched with broth.

Okonomi Yaki

A savory pancake made from egg and a special potato, vegetables, and barbecue sauce.

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki

Hiyashi chu ka

Cold, Chinese style, noodles with vegetables, egg, and meat.

Hiyashi-Chuka

Hiyashi-Chuka

Nikuman

A thick bread pastry, traditionally with a meat paste inside.

Nikuman

Nikuman

 

Dessert is generally less sweet than in America. The sweetness is more spread out in the meal instead of all in dessert.

Dango

A sticky rice cake, sometimes with a sweet bean paste inside.

Dango

Dango – I helped make these!

Frozen Ice Cream Waffles

A hollow waffle with fantastic ice cream goodness and a chunk of delectable chocolate goodness.

Frozen ice cream waffle

Frozen ice cream waffle

I love Japan’s many foods and flavors. Desserts: Fabulous! Dinners: SKY-HIGH flavors! Simple recipes: Easy but fantastic! Japan has learned to use the best of many great foods.

4 thoughts on “The Fantastic Foods of Japan

  1. Hatsumi

    I’m glad that you like many kinds of Japanese foods, Lorenzo. Did you notice that seasonings of the food are different in West Japan and the East Japan? Please enjoy eating!!

  2. Kris

    I do remember seeing your blog, Enzo, and I wondered which thing I would order if I were there. I decided on Okonomi Yaki. Your photo makes it look delicious.
    I hope you can learn thr recipe and maybe you could make it for all of us to eat together.

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