Japanese food, called “washoku” in Japan, has been registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, but you didn’t need an official declaration to know that it is absolutely delicious. But while enjoying Japanese food, many people commit complete etiquette crimes. Take a look at the following rules for eating Japanese food and save yourself some … More Culture Point 19: Table Manners
Yakitori (lit. roasted chicken) is one of Japan’s most famous foods, and it’s almost guaranteed that you will love at least one kind of it. You can have my word: it’s damn delicious! But there is a problem. There are really many kinds of it. And of course there are some that you will like … More Culture Point 11: Parts of the Yakitori
Today we have yet another guest post, focused on tourism in Japan! This time it’s from a fellow blogger, Grucko! Enjoy! ~~~ Japan is a country steeped in a rich history and intriguing culture. Visiting this country is something many of us can only dream of so we are resigned to watching the travel documentaries … More Guest Post: Japanese Tourism, Top Japanese Attractions
Today’s menu is Tonkatsu (トンカツ)! It can be written with kanji like this: 豚カツ. The reading is the same, and the kanji 豚 (ton, or buta), means pig, or pork. カツ means cutlet. This is one of my favorite Japanese foods! It consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet. There are two main types, hire and … More Japanese Food: Tonkatsu (トンカツ)
Shabu-Shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ) is a Japanese dish whose name comes from the sound when the ingredients are being stirred in the cooking pot. The base of this dish is thinly sliced beef, that is cooked in a pot of boiling water along with tofu and vegetables. Before eating, people take the stirred ingredients from the cooking … More Japanese Food: Shabu-Shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ)
Some time ago, I went with a friend from my orchestra to Asakusa’s Hoozuki-ichi (酸漿市) Festival, and then we went to eat 天丼 (tendon) in the oldest restaurant of this kind of food in Japan (which exists since 1837, and is called 三定 (special reading, Sansada) -> OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE). Basically, the meaning of 天丼 … More Japanese Food: Tendon (天丼)
Yesterday I went with my friends from the orchestra to a Japanese style restaurant to eat eel (うなぎ, unagi)! It was so delicious! And the restaurant had a superb service, pure Japanese style, with everything beautifully decorated. Here is a picture of my dishes! I really like the sense of Japanese in arranging the food … More Eel!