Types of Japanese Food

There are several types of Japanese food and below are some of the popular Japanese food recipes. Some typically found in Japanese restaurants, while some are traditionally cooked at home.

Japanese Soy Bean Dishes
Soy bean dishes are common in every
Japanese meal and makes a great appetizer.
Agedashi Tofu
Agedashi Tofu are deep fried tofu that are dipped into light soy sauce.

 Miso Soup
Miso is a common appetizer for any meal of the day.
Miso soup consist of miso paste, seaweed and bits of tofu.

Japanese Specialty Dishes

 Tempura
Tempura are ingredients such as seafood, yam, vegetables that are dipped
in batter then deep fried. Taste great when dipped with tempura sauce.
Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki is inbetween a pizza and a pancake. Ingredients like seafood,
vegetables and meat can be mixed with the dough pan fried.

Gyoza
Gyoza are Japanese dumplings with ingredients in the centre
such as vegetables, meat or seafood.


Japanese  Rice Dishes
Rice is the most important ingredient in Japan and is used in several Japanese rice dishes.
Rice Bowl
A simple bowl of Japanese rice that is served with most Japanese meals.


 Donburi
A bowl of cooked Japanese rice served with some other toppings on top.
Examples of some popular donburi are beef teriyaki don, chicken
teriyaki don, tendon, oyakodon, katsudon, etc...


 Onigiri
Onigiri are rice balls made of cooked rice and are wrapped in seaweed.
They are seasoned and have food located in the centre.
Onigiri are easy to pack and easy to make, they are a popular Japanese snack.


 Fried Rice
Fried rice is originally a Chinese recipe but has been introduced to
Japanese culture. There are several kinds of Japanese fried rice
serve in Japanese restaurants.

Sushi
There are many kinds of sushi. A piece of sushi contains sushi rice that
comes with several toppings and then wrapped in seaweed.
Japanese Seafood Dishes
Japanese people eat a lot more fish compared to other countries. Study has shown this could be reason why Japan has relatively low rate of heart disease. Seafood is eaten in just about any form you can imagine, from raw, dried, boiled, grilled, deep fried or steamed.. Sushi is very affordable at Japanese restaurants outside Japan, yet it is actually expensive in Japan and is eaten mainly on special occasions. 


 Sashimi
Sashimi is raw seafood. Only certain types of fish can be enjoyed raw if
they are fresh and prepared correctly. Raw seafood are enjoyed with soy sauce and wasabi.


 Yakizakana
Yakizakana is grilled fish. Several types of fish are enjoyed when grilled.

1 comment:

genelyn strome said...

Japanese are very good when I talk about creating a new recipe. Some of their recipes are natural or fresh like putting some leaves and cooked by steaming process.

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