About Japanese Cuisine

Two of the most popular authentic Japanese dishes include Sushi and Sashimi. The difference between the two lies in the fact that Sushi comprises of small pieces of raw seafood served individually on cushions of rice, whereas Sashimi comprises of slices of raw fish served with a variety of sauces, most commonly shoyu (soy sauce).

Sushi & Rice

Plain white boiled rice is a staple meal all over Japan. Locally known as ‘Gohan’, rice is generally served with all, or majority of the Japanese dishes.

Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki is another delicacy and is prepared and plated right in front of the customer. The dish comprises of various vegetables, vermicelli, chunks of tofu and finely sliced beef.

For those who prefer stronger flavors, Yakitori is the dish to order. Cooked over hot coals, Yakitori is basically the meat and liver of a chicken skewered onto bamboo sticks along with fresh vegetables and grilled to perfection!

Yakitori

For those who prefer stronger flavors, Yakitori is the dish to order. Cooked over hot coals, Yakitori is basically the meat and liver of a chicken skewered onto bamboo sticks along with fresh vegetables and grilled to perfection!

Tempura

Though Tempura is categorized as authentic Japanese cuisine, it is served as majority of the Chinese and Korean restaurants all over the world. Tempura is meat (ranging from fish, chicken and prawn) coated in a batter made using flour, eggs and water and then deep fried in oil. Tempura can be found at nearly all oriental kitchens and restaurants, but authentic Japanese Tempura differs owing to the seasoning of the meat prior to frying.

It is a fact that the Japanese do not use oil in their cooking unless absolutely necessary, which gives the dishes a high nutrition value and lower calories. Some of the ingredients one can commonly in Japanese cuisine include:

  • Soy Sauce
  • White Misc
  • Sesame seeds & Oil
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Dashi
  • Sake
  • Mirin
  • Wasabi
  • Nori
  • Daikon
  • Tofu
  • Rice Vinegar
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