15 Most Popular Foods You Should Try In Japan (part 2)


  1. Ramen

Ramen is one of the most favorite options in the present when choosing to eat in Japan. It is made up of wheat noodles served in a bowl with miso soup or soy sauce mixed with various ingredients. The most typical ingredients are seaweed, egg, pork, and green onions. It has a special flavor which can’t be compared with anything else. The most important part of ramen is soup. The pork is cooked so that it can break into pieces when you use the chopsticks to catch it.

  1. Tempura

Tempura, a Japanese fried snack, is mostly made from seafood and vegetables. Sometimes you can find tempura made from fish and fowl, seasoned with a sauce made from soy, sugar, and ginger. It can be made using any kind of vegetables. The tempura piece has a suitable size so that it can be eaten in one bite. Although it is deeply fried, it doesn’t have an oily texture. This food is usually served with Tetsuyu sauce which is a mix of sweet sake, consomme, soy sauce, radish, ginger, and spices.

  1. Kare-Raisu (Curry Rice)

Kare-Raisu is also a very popular and delicious dish we can find in Japan. It is very simple just with rice and curry but its taste is different from any other curry dishes. The basic vegetables to make Japanese curry are carrots, sweet potatoes, and onions, and the meats used in this dish are pork, beef, chicken, and sometimes duck. This dish has different levels of spiciness, the most common of which are soft, regular and hot.

  1. Okonomiyaki

Because Okonomiyaki is pressed on a griddle, it is something similar to a pancake. However, the ingredients of Okonomiyaki are much more different from the ingredients of pancake. Okonomiyaki is usually considered as a savory dish. Typically, it is made with flour, egg, and yam but you can add anything else you like. The most popular additions are beef, shrimp, green onions, vegetables, mocha, squid, and cheese.


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