Tag Archive for: Japanese Cuisine

Japan – Chinmi: Salt-pickled Mullet Roe/ Kusaya

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This is a Japanese delicacy and is supposed to be the rare and expensive food of Japan. It is Pickled seafood by adding preservatives. To name this delicacy, there is a common sentence used as ''THREE CHINMI OF JAPAN'': Kusaya(„ĀŹ„Āē„āĄ), Funazushi (ťģíŚĮŅŚŹł) and Kurozukuri(ťĽíšĹú„āä). The history of Japanese cuisine revolved around the main three ERA: KOFUN PERIOD from 3rd to 7th centuries followed by Yamato dynasty, and then the New Periods.

Japan – Mixed Vegetable Tsukemono

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This is Japanese vegetable pickle use to add to different Japanese dishes and consume in many snacks like sandwiches, salads, etc. This is the thing that can make any other dish to the next level. This is a very common dish of KAISEKI, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. This is more like the Name means ''PICKLED THINGS''. In 1906, a book of tea written by Okakura KakuzŇć also known as Okakura Tenshin was a Japanese scholar and he introduced this dish, Tsukemono in the great tea ceremony, Kaiseki. There are many varieties of tsukemono prepared in Japanese cuisine and also there are many different dishes cooked by using this individual dish, tsukemono.

Japan – Beef Sukiyaki

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This dish is served in Nabemono style, one bowl having all the elements together. Nabe means hotpot or cooking pot and, Mono means things. This is like a bowl of happiness in winters and a very delicious-looking dish. This dish is versatile because of the vast addition of ingredients in it.

Japan – Katsudon Egg Rice Bowl

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Katsudon is a popular Japanese food made up of having two-three items as shown in the name of the dish, rice bowl and eggs. The name of the dish is from two different Japanese dishes: one is from the Japanese rice bowl and the other is from the traditional Japanese Pork cutlet.

Japan – Prawn Tempura

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Tempura is actually a very famous Japanese snack that is made up of anything like meat strips, chicken pieces, vegetables, seafood like prawns, shrimp, fish fingers, etc. Fritters are also a very similar dish but has pure Japanese Origin and taste. The tempura was first time invented from EDO PERIOD when stalls are made riverside. The word Tempura originated from the Latin word, means ''SEASONED''.

Japan – Yusheng

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This is a very famous Japanese salad, made up of raw fish mixed with vegetables, and add seasonings and sauces to make it delicious. This dish has also a vegetarian version and the name is known as SOY FISH. This dish is said to be from Cantonese cuisine, after the invention this became part of Chinese cuisine and now Japanese cuisine.

Japan – Zosui / Japanese Rice Soup

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Zosui is a very healthy and full nutritious soup dish with all the healthy elements to add its benefits to the dish. It is a Japanese version of Congee. Congee is actually a rice porridge dish, very famous in China. This dish is very healthy and easy to digest so it is also served as a staple food for patients and healthcare workers. This is also known to be as Baby food. When nabemono is cooked, the leftover soup can be also used as the Zosui. There are different variant of using instead of rice.

Japan – Korokke

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This dish is a Japanese deep-fried version of YOSHOKU. This is a type of CROQUETTE, which is actually a deep-fried or shallow-fried kind of cutlets. This dish is made as a snack, like a dinner and then it is usually cooked at the festivals like Japanese new year. Different kinds of korokke is cooked and sold in Japan.

Japan – Unagi Grilled Eel Rice Bowl

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UNAGI GRILLED EEL RICE BOWL, is the name of this dish and when it comes to the ingredients and main elements with cooking technique we can found it in this name. Freshwater eel from Japan is used in making this amazing dish.

Japan – Soba Noodles

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It is the tradition of Japan to serve and eat soba noodles on Japanese new year's eve. People think that eating this dish will have to wait till next new year's eve. So the name of the dish is called TOSHIKOSHI SOBA means AFTER A YEAR.