Tag Archive for: Japanese Cuisine

Japan – Age-Gyoza (揚げ餃子)

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Jiaozi is the Chinese form of dumplings that has the Japanese variation of Jiaozi is GYOZA. This is originated as traditional Chinese medicine. There are different names for the Gyoza of different countries and for different ingredients, the cooking method also.

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.

Korea, Japan – Bibimbap / Korean Mixed Rice Bowl

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Bibimbap is a dish from Korean national cuisine. It is actually a rice dish which means Mixed Rice. In this dish, many different ingredients are added like stir-fried vegetables, cooked meat chunks, raw vegetable salad, noodles, spices and herbs, eggs, etc. BIBIMBAP was first time recorded in a book of JOSEON. There are different versions of Bibimbap.

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 – 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 – Takikomi Gohan

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Takikomi Gohan is a bowl of Japanese rice tossed with dashi, soya sauce, broth, and can have the addition of vegetables and meat into it. This dish has a lot of varieties and different versions of the same dish by having different combinations of vegetables and meat. It can be your comfort dish or a heavy meal to be served on dinners, festivals like Japanese new year's eve, etc.

Japan – Raindrop Cake

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Raindrop cake; is not it look like a piece of art or something. This is a zero calories dessert in which we can have only two or three ingredients and you come up with a unique dessert like an art piece. This is very clear and crystal dessert so felt like a raindrop.

Japan – Donburi Meal, Unadon

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Donburi is a dish consist of rice bowl topped with grilled marinated meat. There are many varieties if meal served in Donburi and known as donburi meal. Unadon is a donburi meal in which EEL (seafood) is served in the donburi bowl with rice. EEL is topped with soya sauce based caramelized sauce known as TARE.