Tag Archive for: Japanese Cuisine

Japan – Champon Noodles

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This dish is noodles soup having many vegetables and fish, prawns, chicken with eggs and some seasonings. This dish is inspired by Chinese cuisine and is served world widely in many Japanese restaurants. This dish is originated from NAGASAKI, Japan. This was adopted by the Japanese from the Meiji Era. The name of the dish came up by Hookein word, CHIAH-PNG, which means TO EAT MEAT. In Japan, different areas and cities have different flavored-based soup noodles.

Japan – Japanese Curry Rice (karē raisu)

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Curry is basically a gravy made up of some specific ingredients, spices, yogurt, cream by adding vegetables and meat in it. karē raisu is Japanese curry. It is served on rice with some vegetables that are pickled. This is thick stew-like gravy or curry. This dish is first time introduced at the MEJI ERA and, the first dish was KARE RAISU. It is also a very popular story that Japanese curry is used to cure BERIBERI disease. For Japan, Japanese curry is the national dish of Japanese cuisine.

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 – Kamameshi

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Kamameshi is known as Kettle rice because it is a dish of rice cooked in the kettle. The iron pot or kettle is a kitchenware in which this rice dish is cooked with many other elements to be added on. In Japanese, the iron cooking pot is known as KAMA. So Kamameshi names come from the word KAMA. EKIBEN is a similar dish. This is the Lunch box served on the local train of Japan.

Japan – Yoshinoya Beef Rice Bowl (Gyudon)

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This dish is a proper bowl of all elements like strips of beef with steamed rice and topped with vegetables with sometimes a fried egg. This is said as Japanese comfort food for at least 150 years. Gyudon is originally originated from the dish Gyunbae. This dish is Beef hot pot at the times of KANTO REGION, in Japan.

Japan – Kakigori (Japanese Shaved Ice Dessert)

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Kakigori is a dessert that is made up of Crushed and shaved ice with having flavors and sweet syrups. Japanese Shaved ice dessert is served with sweet syrups, some fruit chunks, condensed milk, evaporated milk. In summer, this dessert is sold every where in Japan like, dessert shops, tea café, tea stalls, ice cream stalls, etc. This dish is originated in Heian Period in which ice from the mountains bring and topped with flavors.

Japan – Yakimeshi (Japanese Fried Rice)

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This dish known as chahan was originated in 1860 when Chinese immigrants arrived at Kobe, the largest city of Japan. This dish CHAO FAN, means fried rice and also simply known by the name Japanese fried rice.

Japan, China – Gyoza / Jiaozi

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Dishes included in the cuisine of Japan has many other dishes from other regions. Those inspired dishes are than infused with Japanese flavours and came up with new fusion dish of other regional origin and Japanese flavours. So this dish is also a fusion cuisine which is originated from the Chinese cuisine and now very popular in Japan.

Japan – Hot Pot

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This dish is a traditional dinner usually cooked sometimes or even on special occasions to have a huge bowl of soup/ broth with many foodstuffs dipped into it. This is also known as Soup Pot, Fire pot or Soup food.

Japan – Miso Soup

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Miso is actually a product formed by a special procedure known as fermentation. MISO SOUP is also known as ''Misoshiru''. Miso soup is very common in Japan and served with white plain rice in breakfast.