The Japanese cuisine and cooking styles

Japan's food culture is unique and often confuses many people. Traditional Japanese dishes include Gohan (rice), miso Shiru (bowl of miso soup), tsukemono (pickled vegetables), and meat or fish.

Although rice is the staple food of Japanese, there are many kinds of noodles, which are cheap and can replace rice.


Sushi and sashimi

This is one of the most famous Japanese dishes that everyone can taste. Sushi is popular all over the world and unique in its production.

The main reason behind this is that each piece of rice is first seasoned with rice vinegar, and then mixed with other ingredients (such as different seafood, seaweed or seaweed, vegetables, etc.).

All you need to do is pick a piece of sushi with chopsticks and dip it into mustard or soy sauce, or both. This will give you a real flavor mix.

Sushi has different names, but it depends on the ingredients used. Some of the names include Maki sushi, Nigiri sushi, Temaki Sushi, and Oshi sushi, among other names.

On the other hand, sashimi is basically seafood or raw fish, with soy sauce and mustard, which is a spicy Japanese condiment. This dish is mainly accompanied by radish slices. Its name comes from the tail of the fish used to make this delicacy.



When you visit Japan, you will find Ramen is one of the most common choices when you choose a meal.

The food consists of a bowl of noodles, which are mixed with weio soup or soy sauce and various other ingredients. The most common ingredients include shallot, pork, eggs and seaweed.

The taste of this dish is so special that it can't be compared with any other food. The most interesting and special part of this dish is Wei o soup.

This is the most delicious Japanese soup you will taste, ranging from thick to soft, depending on the restaurant where you order the soup.

The process of cooking pork makes it so soft that it can start to crack as soon as you hold it with your chopsticks.

For a complete meal, you need to order ramen and a course of rice, which will satisfy you immediately after eating - only if possible.



This is fried food in Japan, mainly made of vegetables and seafood. But you can also find tempura, which is made of fish and poultry, and then seasoned with spices made of sugar, soy sauce and ginger.

This meal can be made of almost all the vegetables available. This snack should be about the size of a bite, although it's fried and lacks the greasy texture you need.
Tempura is usually eaten with tetsuyu, a mixture of sweet wine, clear soup, soy sauce, spices, radish and ginger.


Kare-raisu (curry Rice)

This is a very simple, delicious and popular Japanese cuisine, which is available in almost every Japanese restaurant.

Kare raisu is curry rice, but its taste is totally different from other curry dishes. You will need to use different vegetables and meat to make Japanese curry.

Basic vegetables include carrots, onions and sweet potatoes. You can use chicken, beef, pork and duck. In addition, the degree of spicy curry is different, including ordinary, soft and hot.

However, the heat of curry depends on the level you choose.

Curry kingdom is one of the most famous curry shops in Tokyo, Japan. This shop has one of the most diverse curries for you to choose from.

These include chicken curry, fish curry, pork curry, and even fruit curry like strawberry curry.



It's similar to pancakes, especially the way they are pressed on the grill, but with completely different ingredients, it's also considered a delicacy.

Usually, Okonomiyaki is made of eggs, yams and flour. If you want to make it more interesting, you can add anything.

Some common additions to this dish include beef, onions, squid, shrimp, cheese, vegetables and mocha coffee.

In some Japanese restaurants, chefs make the Okonomiyaki experience more interesting and interactive because they can help chefs add extra ingredients to prepare meals in front of customers.


Shabu Shabu

This is basically a Japanese hotpot dish. The most interesting thing about this dish is that it uses different kinds of seafood and meat, especially soft meat, as well as vegetables, noodles and tofu noodles.

The Shabu Shabu works by eating a piece of meat, picking some vegetables and immersing them in a pot of hot water or clear soup.

When the meat is cooked, it can be dipped into sesame paste and rice. This is a delicious and irresistible meal.



This is a Japanese barbecue shop, also known as kebab. Traditionally, chicken is used to make grilled chicken kebabs, which explains the name "Tori" in the word "grilled chicken kebabs", meaning "a bird".

But today, you can use pork, fish and beef to make kebabs. These kebabs are a mixture of meat and vegetables, cooked on a grill and dipped in soy sauce.
Chicken kebab is a typical Japanese fast food. It is the best food to eat with alcohol.

Kebabs are considered a popular choice for foreigners because most of them are willing to try.

This dish has western flavor, so if you are not sure whether you want to taste the dish first or not like Japanese flavor, grilled chicken kebab is the best Japanese dish.

This will give you a good introduction to Japanese cuisine and help you get familiar with Japanese cuisine.



Rice balls are one of the most popular and common Japanese snacks. Whenever and wherever you are, you can grab the rice ball, so you are hungry and have no time to prepare the meal.

This Japanese snack includes Tangyuan, which can be seasoned in various ways. Some of these dumplings are stuffed with pork, fish and chicken, while others are covered with an egg or laver.

Others include rice mixed with vegetables, some sauces, Japanese customs and vegetables.

Well, not obviously, you can choose different flavors, which is one of the reasons why this kind of snack is very popular in Japan.

There are many shops for Japanese snacks, but you can also buy one of them from supermarkets or convenience stores.



These are thick noodles made of wheat flour. Most of them are served with Relin and soy sauce in clear soup.
Some restaurants also add Negi (onion) to their noodles. The size and shape of these noodles depend on their source area. You can eat noodles hot and cold.

Udon noodles are very popular in Japan. Most of them are eaten by workers and students who need fast lunch. When you visit Japan, you will find that there are Wudong noodle stands in almost every corner. They are always crowded. However, you don't have to worry because you don't spend a lot of time in line.



It's a bowl of rice and beef with spices and ingredients on it.

Sukiya is one of the most famous places in Japan, where you can taste delicious food. Although most people think gyudon is a simple and cheap dish, it is very delicious.

When you order gydon in some places, it's served as a set meal with a flavored o-soup and a small amount of salad. But one thing most people like about this dish is that it's delivered very quickly.

Usually, when you order this dish, it will be ready and delivered within 5 minutes. Moreover, the size of this dish depends on your preference, because you can easily get gyudon in small, medium and large sizes.

In addition, it's a meal you can enjoy at lunch because it doesn't take a lot of time to prepare.



These are the popular Japanese pot stickers or dumplings, divided into three types:

Suigyoza (boiled)
Yakigyoza (fried)
and Agegyoza (deep-fried)

The stuffing includes mushrooms, cabbage (thin slices), chives and chopped chicken or pork.

Japanese dumplings are usually made of thin wrapping paper, while Chinese dumplings are made of thick wrapping paper.

When you order dumplings, they are served with dip sauce, including vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, orange sauce or chili oil.

When you visit Japan, you should try dumplings, especially those from Yudu palace.


In addition to all these dishes, it is important to understand that most Japanese food is served with Japanese green tea.

You should never leave your table without taking the tea since it is a sign of appreciation, it also shows that you respect the Japanese food culture.


The Japanese cuisine and cooking styles