Things To Try In Japan - Japanese cuisine
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Things To Try In Japan - Japanese cuisine
People visit Japan for many reasons including adventure, cultural experience, visiting friends, business, shopping, hobbies, nightlife, intellectual curiosity, entertainment and enlightenment.
Whatever your mission, the following activities may play a part. They represent Japan's many possibilities.
Japanese cuisine is the food-ingredients, preparation and way of eating-of Japan. The traditional food of Japan is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, each in its own utensil, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth. Fish is common in the traditional cuisine. It is often grilled, but it may also be served raw as sashimi or in sushi. Seafood and vegetables are also deep-fried in a light batter as tempura
Kaiseki: The Japanese Art of Food
Kaiseki are traditional Japanese multi-course meals. Kaiseki is fine cuisine
Kaiseki or kaiseki-ryōri is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. The term also refers to the collection of skills and techniques that allow the preparation of such meals, and are analogous to Western haute cuisine
Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto's Kikunoi Restaurant
In the same way that Kaiseki itself is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, chef Murata's Kaiseki is at once a cookbook and a work of art. This sumptuously illustrated volume features-in seasonal format-the style of cooking that began as tea ceremony accompaniment and developed into the highest form of Japanese cuisine.
Japanese cuisine - Sushi
There's a big difference between western and Japanese sushi. Experiencing quality Japanese sushi is highly recommended. Keep in mind that there's a huge difference between cheap and expensive sushi. Once you try the good stuff you'll never want to go back
Sushi can be prepared with either brown or white rice. Sushi is often prepared with raw seafood, but some common varieties of sushi use cooked ingredients. Raw fish (or occasionally other meat) sliced and served without rice is called sashimi.
Sushezi Sushi Made Easy
With easy-to-follow instructions, Sushezi creates perfectly formed sushi quickly and reliably with no guesswork and no trial and error. Using your own choice of imaginative fillings will make you a sushi expert and have your guests coming back for more. The Sushezi can also be used for a variety of dessert items. Walnut rolls, fudge rolls, cake rolls, and biscuit cookies are only a few of the possibilities!
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Japanese cuisine - Sake
It's possible to sample traditional Japanese rice wine (sake) at virtually any restaurant and bar in Japan. It's even available in vending machines. As with sushi - there's a huge difference between the good stuff and cheaper varieties
The Sake Handbook: All the information you need to become a Sake Expert!
The Sake Handbook is a compact guide to the history, brewing, and distinctive flavors of sake. Just what are jizake, namazake and ginjoshu? The Sake Handbook answers all these questions and many more about sake, and will help you enjoy Japan's national beverage in style.
Visit a Fish Market - Kyoto
Japanese fish markets such as Tsukiji Market in Tokyo and Nishiki Market in Kyoto are populate tourist attractions. These venues are also markets where real business happens (millions of dollars per day in the case of Tsukiji). It's important to give the vendors and customers a little space
Koi of the World: Japanese Colored Carp
KOI OF THE WORLD, JAPANESE COLORED CARP, is undoubtedly the most ambitious book ever produced on this fast-growing hobby. Most of the hundreds of full color plates contained in this magnificent book are printed in 6 colors to reproduce as perfectly as possible the actual color of these magnificent fishes. The Japanese have been breeding colored carps for almost 100 years; their pools are the equivalent of our gardens. Land in Japan is so scarce that it is almost impossible for the average Japanese to have a flower garden. Instead they have an aquatic garden filled with beautiful, colorful fishes..
Cook Your Own Food at a Restaurant
Several types of Japanese restaurant involve cooking your own food at your table. These include okonomiyaki, monjayaki, yakiniku, nabe and shabu-shabu. Cooking food together is considered an entertaining social activity
When most people think of Japanese restaurants they think of Sushi restaurants. The fact is, there are 30 kinds of Japanese restaurant in Japan - all specializing in a different type of Japanese cuisine.
What's What in Japanese Restaurants: A Guide to Ordering, Eating, and Enjoying
In this completely revised edition of a long-time favorite, Robb Satterwhite offers readers an insider's tour of the vibrant and constantly-changing contemporary restaurant scene in Japan. Sure, just about everyone knows and loves sushi, but there's so much more to the cuisine; and with the help of this easy-to-use guide, diners everywhere can learn to appreciate the Japanese restaurant experience in all its variety -- and enjoy it with confidence.
Fugu: Japan's Deadly River Pigs
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Fugu is a Japanese delicacy that's somewhat unlikely to take your life.
Fugu is best known for its poisonous potential. Pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a potent neurotoxin. Fugu dishes must be prepared by a highly trained fugu chef. Otherwise, they can be deadly.
The Japanese kanji for Fugu can be translated literally as "river pig". The fugu's unique shape and appearance is much celebrated in Japanese culture.
Fugu restaurants often have large Fugu models out front to attract customers. Fugu are best served fresh and may be displayed in a aquarium in the restaurant.
Okonomiyaki: Japan's National Pancake
Okonomiyaki are Japanese savory (not sweet) pancakes. They developed as a way to use up leftovers. Most okonomiyaki restaurants allow customers to customize ingredients. Many restaurants have customers cook their own okonomiyaki at a grill at their table. Popular ingredients include pork, mochi, cheese, vegetables and seafood.
Japanese desserts - Wagashi
Wagashi are traditional Japanese desserts. They're available at convenience stores, family restaurants, department stores, grocery stores and traditional Japanese restaurants. Wagashi are served at Japanese Tea Ceremony
Wagashi and More: A Collection of Simple Japanese Dessert Recipes
In Japan, sweets and other confectionery are not traditionally eaten to end a meal. Wagashi were traditionally eaten with tea or as a small snack in the middle of the day. With the coming of foreign influences, the Japanese have also developed several Western-type desserts that are now a part of the typical Japanese meal. The Japanese have a naturally sweet tooth and this is quite evident in the varied array of sweets, desserts and other confectionery that you can find in Japan! Wagashi and More
Best Japanese Fast Food Chains
Japan has several unique fast food chains that are worth a try.
MOS Burger's thing is loading burgers with sauce and toppings. They put wax paper around the burger but it's challenging to eat without loosing half the toppings.
Iwako Japanese Eraser Set - Fast Food Assortment
6 Fast Food Iwako Japanese Erasers and a serving tray. Iwako has been making erasers in Japan for over 40 years. Each eraser is designed and its mold made, by skilled craftsmen. Every Iwako eraser is hand finished and assembled in Iwako's factory in Japan. Excess material from the molding process is recycled to make more erasers. Includes Hamburger, Hot Dog, Sandwich, French Fries, Soda and Milk Shake on a matching serving tray. Super cute erasers are made with recyclable non-PVC material, lead and phthalate free. Can be taken apart and reassembled like a puzzle.
Bento: The Fine Japanese Art of Food To Go
Bento in Japan range from junk food to fine food. They're a Japanese tradition that dates back to the days of the Samurai (who prepared bento for battle incursions). If you take a shinkansen buy a bento at the station and eat on the train. Enjoying bento on trains is a national pastime of Japan.
The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches To Go
Bento fever has recently swept across the West, fuelled not just by an interest in cute, decorative food, but by the desire for an economical, healthy approach to eating in these times of recession. A leading light in the popularization of bento has been Makiko Itoh, whose blog, Just Bento, has nearly 160,000 subscribers in the U.S. alone, all of whom love her delicious recipes and practical bento-making tips.
Mochi Japanese rice cake
Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice. The rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki. While also eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time.
Mochi is a multicomponent food consisting of polysaccharides, lipids, protein and water. Mochi has a heterogeneous structure of amylopectin gel, starch grains and air bubbles
Japanese Style Peanut Mochi
Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice. This mochi is peanut flavour and is an incredibly popular snack throughout Japan, Thailand, Phillipines etc.
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