10 Search It! Famous Japanese Food
Sushi is really famous, it is a rice dish which contains sushi rice, cooked rice that is prepared with sushi vinegar and filling (such as salmon, reddish and so on which called as neta).
Actually, ramen is a Chinese style noodle in a soup and various topping, sometimes there are eggs, nori (seaweed), vegetables, seafood, ,meat and mushroom. Talking about ramen, it reminds me with Naruto's ramen, it looks delicious and nice when it is hot. Sllrrrupp~
Soba is type of noddle and made of buckwheat flour. Soba can be served hot and cold. Soba is also as thick as spaghetti, perhaps the taste is same but different sauce between oriental and western?
Tempura is well known as prawn, but actually every vegetable, mushroom and seafood with Tempura batter should be called as Tempura itself. Tempura was introduced to Japan by Portuguese in the 16th century. So we can say actually Tempura is fusion but become original and most famous food of Japanese internationally.
Tonkatsu is deep fried pork cutlets. Sometimes it is served with rice so it is called as katsudon, or if it is served with curry rice, it is called as katsu kare. Tonaktsu also served with shredded cabbage.
Oden is Anabe dish (meaning a dish which is served in a hot pot). There are fish cakes, daikon, boiled egg, konyaku, tofu and seaweed. Sometimes there are meat too.
Chawanmushi is egg custard. I always called it as hot pudding. It is soft and savory. It has pieces of chicken meat and crab stick, shrimp and ginko nut mixed inside. I LOVE IT! This food is one of my favorite food, usually I have it in nearest Japanese restaurant in my town.