Top 13 Japanese Dishes Will Make You “Fall In Love” Right From First Sight
Not only attractive by the fresh Ikayaki squid or the Okonomiyaki pancakes, Japanese cuisine also draw the diners’ attention by Fugu dish which is made from the raw meat of the poisonous puffer fish.
Tonkatsu is the fried meat which is served with sweet brown sauce. Because of the thick slices and rich in nutrients and greasy, this dish is generally served with shredded cabbage.
Oyakodon means “The bowl of parents and children”. Chicken, onions, and fresh egg are mixed with soy sauce to make a dish which is similar to the omelet but covered by a layer of rice. Actually, Oyakodon is the chicken rice dish that is preferred by many Japanese children.
Takoyaki is a popular snack in Japan. A piece of octopus meat is fried to make snack’ filling, outside is wrapped with flour, added a little mayonnaise, seaweed, and barbecue sauce.
Sukiyaki is a Japanese-style hot pot. In a large pot, they drop sliced beef, vegetables and noodles then boil with the sweet broth.
Shabu-shabu is also a hot pot dish but it tastes a little different from the Sukiyaki. When cooking Shabu-shabu, the Japanese will use different types of meat and vegetables, and then also drop in a pot of boiling water.
Omurice is a special type of omelet as scrambled egg is used to wrap the fried rice. The dish is also sprinkled on top with tomato sauce which surely attracts diner right from first sight.
Ikayaki is the freshly baked squid which is the most popular dish in Izakaya (small kiosks or pubs) or in Japanese festivals. Squid body is coated with soy sauce and cut into the circle shape.
Gyoza is the dish looks like the dumpling of Chinese but is the Japanese version. The Gyoza is generally smaller, thinner, and the surface looks rough but the crust is also more brittle.
Okonomiyaki is a salty Pancako, This pie is the specialty of Osaka and Hiroshima. On top of the cake is added with different spices but the must-have ingredients are dashi broth, eggs, thinly shredded cabbage and meat.
10. Kobe beef
The most delicious Kobe beef is produced from Tajima cattles, raised in the Wagyu beef camps. The cows are raised in Kobe (Wagyu district) always have an excellent quality of meat.
Unagi is the grilled eel dish, one of the most expensive dishes in Japan because of the toughness and the distinctive flavor. Eels are often eaten with donburi (a Japanese “rice bowl dish”) or a plate of rice. The sweet barbecue sauce will spread on eel meat before cooking.
Fugu is a popular dish around the world from Japan. This type of sashimi (the dish is made from fresh seafood) is made from poisonous pufferfish, only good chefs can successfully process this dish.
When it comes to Japanese cuisine, sushi is always one of the first dishes to be said first. The rice is marinated with spices then combined with pieces of fresh seafood such as toro (tuna), sake (salmon) or possibly fish eggs and tamago (egg).