Let me introduce you the history, culture and phenomenon of Japan in this blog of mine.
This time, I will simply comment on some of Japanese cuisines as much as possible!
Tempura (天ぷら）, Ryokucha (緑茶) , Nori (海苔）
Tempura is a dish of prawns, small fish, squid, and vegetables deep-fried after being dipped in batter.
It is served with a special sauce.
Ryokucha, Green tea was introduced from China by Zen priests as medicine or tonic.
It is one of the most common beverages in Japan.
Nori is dried laver, a kind of seaweed.
It is often eaten with rice for breakfast after being dipped in soy sauce.
Sukiyaki (すきやき), Nigiri-zushi (にぎり鮨), Norimaki (海苔巻き）
Sukiyaki is a dish of thinly sliced beef, onions, tofu, and shiitake mushrooms cooked in a pan at the table. Sugar, soy sauce, and sake are added for flavor.
Nigiri-zushi is a kind of sushi consisting of a slice of raw fish on a small oval-shaped ball of boiled rice.
It is eaten after being dipped in soy sauce.
Norimaki is vinegared rice rolled in a sheet of seaweed usually with egg, vegetables or dried gourd in the center.
It is served in bite-sized pieces.
Sashimi (刺身) , Sunomono(酢の物）, Shabu-shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ）
Sashimi is sliced raw fish eaten after being dipped in soy sauce mixed with wasabi horseradish.
Among the most popular fish are tuna, yellowtail, and cuttlefish.
Sunomono is a kind of Japanese salad made of vinegared vegetables and seafood.
It is usually served in small, artfully arranged portions.
Shabu-shabu is a dish of thinly sliced beef and vegetables cooked in a shallow pan.
The meat is first quickly boiled in broth and then dipped in a special sauce.
When the meat has been eaten, vegetables and tofu are cooked in the same pan.
Thank you so much for reading.
Did you know any of those Japanese cuisines?
I hope these will be of some help to you understand Japanese culture and history!
Excuse my poor English, I will be better next blog!
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