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If you’ve not tried out Japanese cuisine yet, you sure are missing out. Japanese food is known the world over, and their Sushi restaurants give you an experience you would never forget.

So, wondering which are the top Japanese foods you can try out? Here is a look at the best Japanese food options for you.

Sushi

The first in the list has to be this. Sushi is the most famous yet delicious dish of Japan. People have it on the occasion of some sort of celebration.

– It is one of the most famous Japanese dishes outside of Japan and one of the most favourite dish among the Japanese themselves.

– In the earlier days, ‘Sushi’ was referred to pickled fish preserved in vinegar but in today’s world, it is a bit different.

– It is prepared with rice along with Sushi vinegar with different sort of preparations.

 

There are five basic kinds of ‘Sushi’ which are mentioned below.

1.Nigiri, which a platter of small rice balls with fish or shellfish on the top.

2. Sashimi, which is thinly sliced raw fish, mainly salmon or tuna. It is served with or without rice.

3. Maki, which is a preparation consisting of sushi and raw vegetables wrapped in seaweed.

4. Uramaki, in which rice is served on the outside, and Nori on the inside. It is a roll type of cuisine.

5.Temaki, which is a cone-shaped hand rolled Shushi. It has a variety of ingredients while Fish being the major ingredient.

 

Ramen

Ramen are very popular noodles dishes in Japan. It’s easy to make and tastes delicious too. It’s one dish that you can try out in different ways – to get the same great taste you love.

 

– It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in meat.

– They are basically served in different flavoured soup with different toppings.

– Interestingly, the taste of a delicious Ramen depends on the soup you are having it with.

– There are various varieties to make a Ramen soup.

– Every restaurant in Japan has its own way of making the soup.

 

Vegetables such as Ginger, Onion, Garlic and Mushrooms are also added to spread their flavours.

 

There are basically four types of ramen.

1.Shoyu Ramen (soy sauce flavoured soup)

2.Tonkotsu ramen (pork bone based creamy soup)

3.Miso ramen (miso flavoured soup)

4.Shio ramen (salt flavoured soup)

 

There are few Ramen toppings which include Negi, Boiled egg, Narutomaki and others.

 

Unagi

Unagi (eels) are long and are found in freshwater. The fishes are nutritious, high in protein and vitamins.

Due to health issues, sea water fish are always cooked and served with tare sauce.

– Unagi, which is roasted without tare sauce is commonly known as Shirayaki.

– Unagi is currently prepared by filleting the eel and grilling it on skewers.

Some of the typical unagi dishes are Kabayaki, Unadon, Uzaku, Kimoyaki and Hitsumabushi.

 

Tempura

It is a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables that have been battered or deep fried.

Batter

A light batter is made up of cold water and soft wheat flour.

It is generally made using chopsticks in small batches. the main aim is to make the batter fluffy and crispy.

The batter is not over mixed because, in that scenario, it will result in a soft and dough-like structure when fried.

 

Tempura generally does not use breadcrumbs in the coating. It’s not easy cooking it though – you need temperatures from 160 degrees to 180-degree Celsius to make it edible. Additionally, the cooking time will depend too – from a few seconds to several minutes for thick material – and you as a chef, need to know what’s right.

 

Most people love to eat the dish with dipping sauce, right after frying. While you might find it difficult to get hold of the dish in your neighborhood, in Japan, Tempura is available in inexpensive food chains to five-star hotels.

 

Shabu shabu

It is a Japanese hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water. The dish was mainly made with thinly sliced beef but there are different varieties which include pork, lamb, chicken, duck or even lobster.

– It is mostly served with Tofu and vegetables including Chinese cabbage, onion, nori and carrots.

– There are a variety of sauces which can be used to dip meats and vegetables while eating Shabu shabu.

– Most people have it with Ponzu sauce and sesame sauce.

– Sometimes, it is served with a bowl of steamed white rice.

 

At first, you eat the meat and the vegetables, and the remaining broth is consumed with the leftover rice. The soup is usually eaten last.

 

 

 

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