Tradtional Japanese Food


Japan has many interesting and delicious foods and snacks. When travelling to Japan I recommend you try as much of Japan’s food as you can because it is an experience and a taste that you cannot get anywhere else. Here are some of the top Japanese food you should try:

Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki is best described as a savoury pancake. Okonomiyaki has a large variety of ingredients as you can add many things into your pancake. It is a traditional dish and originated in Japan. Due to its great taste, many different ingredients and variety of flavours it is very popular among both the Japanese and the foreigners.

Takoyaki
Takoyaki is an extremely popular, savoury Japanese snack. It is cooked in circular moulds to give it a ball-shaped appearance. Traditionally and most commonly it is filled with small octopus pieces along with green onion, pickled ginger and tempura scarps. It is served hot and is very delicious.

Udon
Udon is a thick wheat flour noodle that originated in Japan. It is served in a hot broth called kakejiru, which is traditionally made from dashi, soy sauce and mirin. It is often topped with pieces of meat, slices of naruto and condiments such as chopped spring onion.

Taiyaki
Taiyaki is a Japanese street food snack that is cooked in a fish-shaped mould to give it the appearance of a fish. Traditionally and most commonly, Taiyaki is filled with a sweet red bean paste but it can also be filled with different types of custard and chocolate. Although Taiyaki fillings are usually sweet, you can also find some savoury ones that have been filled with either cheese or sweet potato. Although the Taiyaki’s appearance is deceiving, it has absolutely nothing to do with fish.

Mochi
Mochi is a sweet Japanese snack made from a glutinous rice called mochigome. Traditionally it is made in a ceremony called mochitsuki but it can be bought almost anywhere. It is very popular for gifts due it how pretty the mochi looks along with its delightful taste and huge variety of fillings and colours. (Picture of mochi located bellow)
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