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Sushi is the most popular Japanese traditional cuisine in the world what we would like serve you and made of vinegared rice, usually topped with other ingredients including fish (cooked or uncooked) and vegetables.
Historically. Sushi was a dish only eaten on special occasion such as festivals or parties for congratulating people on promotion, engagements or graduations.
These day, there are a lot of cheap, fast sushi restaurants including Kaiten-sushi restaurant, which offer run-of-the-mill sushi.
There are a few distinct terms used at sushi restaurant.
Ethe part of tuna with a lot of fat is called Toro
Eginger is gari, soy sauce is murasaki
Ehot green tea is agari.
Here are some tips to really bring out the sushifs delicious taste.
First, hold sushi upside down in your chopsticks and dip it in a little soy sauce.
But never dip omelet sushi or vinegared fish sushi in soy sauce.
Also, eat ginger when you have fish sushi.
It kills fishy smell and clears the taste on your tongue.
It is said that ginger also help to reduce the hot favor of wasabi.
Favorite Dish: The various fresh stuff are used for Shshis.
Which one have you tasted so far?
- Sea bream
- Sea urchin
- Salmon roe
Okonomiyaki is a type of pancake, and literally means "grill as you like".
At the restaurant, you can select the ingredients from the menu such as meat(beef, pork), sea food ( shrimp, squid) and mochi(rice cake) and cook the pancakes themselves, on the hot plate in your table.
How to make Okonomiyaki
The ingredients what you selected including egg and shredded cabbage are put into paste made combining flour and mixed together well.
Pour the mixture onto the plate and cook it on both sides.
When it is ready, brush it thickly with Okonomiyaki source, sprinkle it with aonori and cut into small pieced and enjoy it.
Udon is a noodle made from wheat flour only, is a similar color to spaghetti but it is softer.
Soba are thin brownish noodle made from a sobako ( buckwheat flour ).
Some soba dishes, such as mori-soba, are served cold, with a side dish of soy-based broth into which the soba is dipped before being eating.
Other soba dishes consist of a bowl of the noodles in hot broth, together with various other ingredients such as vegetables, eggs, abura-age, or meat.
The broth is made from soy sauce, mirin (sweet sake), sugar, and stock.
Sake is made from rice, rice-fermented koji, and water.
First, the rice is washed to remove the rice bran.
After letting the rice absorb water, it is drained, steamed, mixed with koji and water, and then fermented for 20 days.
The ingredients are compressed by machine to separate them into Sake and Sakekasu(leavings).
The sake, by letting it stand for a while, is separated into Sake and ori(dregs).
The Sake is filtered, and its flavor and taste are adjusted.
Disinfected by heating, Sake is cured at a temperature lower than 20 degree Celsius for more than six months.
After that, final adjustments are made before it is re-disinfected by heating and then it is bottled.
Masu-Sushi is one of famous Ekiben, and is a trout sushi that traditional local cuisine Toyama-ken.
A round wooden box is used as a package, and a bamboo leaves put on the bottom of wooden box cover the trout sushi.
Favorite Dish: - 1000 yen a pack
Directions: - You can buy it at a Kiosk in a train station.
Kakinoha-Sushi is one of famous Ekiben made in Nara and Wakayama, and is a sushi covered by a persimmon leaf.
A persimmon leaf is used for preservation of sushi, since it has a bactericidal effect.
Favorite Dish: - 900 yen a pack
Directions: You can buy it at a Kiosk in a train station.
Ekiben is a specific type of lunch boxed meals, sold on trains and train station in Japan.
Many types of Ekiben that made from local food specialties can be purchased; at Kiosk in the station, on the platform, or on the train itself.
Please enjoy your travel taking a special Ekiben by a train.
Yakitori is a Japanese type of grilled skewered chicken.
It is made from several bite-sized pieces of chicken meat, or chicken offal such as its skin and liver, skewered on a bamboo skewer and barbecued, usually over charcoal.
Diners ordering yakitori usually have a choice of having it served with simply salt or with tare sauce, which is basically made up of sweet sake, soy sauce and sugar.
At Yakitori restaurant, you can enjoy not only grilled chicken but also various vegetable, beef, pork, fish and sea food as well.
Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy primarily consisting of very fresh raw sea food, thinly sliced into pieces about 2.5 cm wide by 4 cm long by 0.5 cm thick, and served with only a dipping soy sauce with wasabi paste, and a simple garnish like shiso and shredded daikon radish.
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