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Japan Cuisine and Food





Sukiyaki
This Japanese dish is cooked in a pot with beef, tofu and vegetables. It is then dipped in raw egg. Sukiyaki can also be served over steamed white rice.


Ocha - Japanese tea
The Japanese custom of drinking green tea came from China about 800 AD. Monks who went to China to study Buddhism, returned to Japan bringing tea with them as a medicinal beverage. As such, tea is the most common beverage in Japan today. Ocha Ryokucha, is the common Japanese green tea. Japanese tea is not served with sugar, unlike its Western counterpart. There is a special traditional tea ceremony which is performed when the Japanese host serves his/her guest tea. There is also a way of drinking green tea. One hand holds the cup while the other hand supports the cup from below.

Many kinds of tea are sold, hot or cold, at vending machines that you can find everywhere throughout the country.

Japanese Rock Lobster

Japanese Rock Lobster
In coastal regions of Mie prefecture, which has a long coast line, seafoods are abundant including Japanese Rock Lobster that is essential to Japanese dishes.

Matsusaka Beef

Matsusaka Beef
Matsusaka beef is renowed around the world. Each beef cow is brought up with affection. Marbled beef from such cows taste very delicate and soft. This beef is best for Sukiyaki and grilling.

Takoyaki

Takoyaki
Takoyaki, a small cake containing a bit od octupus meat, is another representative food of Osaka. It is eaten as a snack or refreshment. Like okonomiyaki, takoyaki comes in many varieties-sauced, seasoned etc.

Kitsune Udon

Kitsune Udon
Kitsune udon, a type of Japanese noodle, is garnished with a piece of sweet fried bean curd. The soup, seasoned with light soy sauce etc., is delicious.

Tetchiri

Tetchiri
Tetchiri is a pot of globefish and vegetables. The quantity of globefish consumed in Osaka prefecture is greater than any other prefecture of Japan.

Oshizushi

Oshizushi
Oshizushi, a variety of sushi (vinegared fish and rice), using cooked, not raw, and seasoned toppings pressed firmly onto rice. You can see and taste the hard work put into making this.


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