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!
Kaiten-zushi (回転ずし）, Osechi-ryori (お節料理）
Kaiten-zushi literally means circulating sushi.
Plates of sushi are set on a conveyer encircling the serving bar, and as the plates pass by, the customers select what they want.
Prices for kaiten-zushi are generally lower than at usual sushi restaurants.
Osechi-ryori are special dishes for the New Year holidays.
A variety of ingredients such as fish, black beans, rolled kelp, and vegetables are prepared and arranged artfully in a set of layered lacquer boxes.
Kaiseki-ryori (懐石料理), Shoujin-ryori (精進料理）
Traditionally, Kaiseki-ryori is the meal served prior to a tea ceremony.
The ingredients are fresh, seasonal, and carefully prepared without adornment.
Today Kaiseki-ryori can be edjoyed at restaurants specializing in these deshes.
As a kind of Japanese haute cuisine, Kaiseki-ryori is usually very expensive.
Shojin-ryori is a vegetarian dish prepared for Buddhist monks.
Following the Buddhist prohibition on taking any life, it contains no fish or meat.
Yakitori (焼き鳥), Oden (おでん), Kabayaki (かば焼き)
Yakitori is grilled chicken. Chunks of chicken and vegetables are arravged on bamboo skewers, broiled over a charcoal fire and dipped in a special sweet soy sauce.
Oden is a Japanese stew in which a variety of ingredients such as tofu, eggs, white radish, fried fish paste, and potatoes are boiled together in a large pot of seasoned fish broth.
Hot mustard is served as a condiment.
Kabayaki is charcoal-broiled eel basted with a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and sake.
It is usually served with bot rice.
Chawanmushi (茶碗蒸し), Miso (味噌)
Chawanmushi is cup-steamed egg custard with chicken, shrimp, and vegetables.
Trefoil leaves are often put on top as a garnish.
Miso is fermented soybean paste.
It is used in a variety of dishes such as miso soup.
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!
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