We all love our Japanese food. There's just something about it that makes you crave for it. But, there's always this one dish that stands out for you. Which one is it?
Perfect for a rainy weather, there’s something about ramens that make you feel really good inside. Perhaps it’s the steaming broth that’s just bursting with flavour of chicken
, seafood, etc. Or maybe, it’s the noodles
and ingredients that blend perfectly well with it.
Since the birth of ramens, so many variations have been concocted. For sure, there’s always a ramen
flavour that will suit your mood as well as your cravings.
Truly a Japanese dish
, sashimi is prepared raw. Different kinds of seafoods
are sliced thinly and served with soya sauce and wasabi. Some popular seafoods used for sashimi are tuna, salmon, prawns, mackerel, and even octopus.
Sashimi is usually served as the first course in a Japanese meal as it’s their belief that the dish with the lightest flavour should be eaten first. This prevents the strong flavours from affecting the palate and overpowering the raw taste of sashimi.
It’s quite similar to sashimi in the sense that both use raw seafoods as an ingredient. It is also served with soya sauce and wasabi. However, sushi
is always accompanied by cooked vinegared rice
and this makes this Japanese dish a perfect main course. It is best served with miso soup
Yakisoba means fried noodles. Originally served during Japanese festivals, the people have grown to love this noodle dish
due to its aroma and flavour. It’s prepared by stir-frying cooked noodles, meat, vegetables
, and flavouring in the wok.
This dish is a testament to how the Japanese
love their seafood and vegetables. Tempura is a dish that is cooked by preparing their favourite ingredients of seafoods and vegetables in a batter and deep frying them to golden brown perfection. Best served hot when the coating is still cripsy
What makes a Japanese meal
so hearty is the miso soup because it goes well with any dish. Best consumed hot before digging in to the main courses, this warms the tummy and prepares it for the feast ahead. What gives this soup its distinct flavour is the stock called dashi mixed with the miso paste. Other ingredients are then added such as vegetables and tofu cubes.
Though the Japanese love their seafoods and vegetables, they also have a variety of meat dishes that are also really good. One of these is the Sukiyaki, which is a thinly sliced pork or beef with vegetables and cooked by simmering at the table. Other ingredients and flavourings are also added for the complete enjoyment of the diners.
It is considered to be similar to sukiyaki because both use thin slices of meat. However, Shabu Shabu also has other ingredients which are all dumped into one hot pot and cooked. It is the Japanese version of our very own steamboat
It looks like satay
, but yakitori is actually a Japanese dish made by skewering chicken meat into a stick, grilling it over charcoal, and eating it. The smokey flavour and the crisp meat of the Yakitori makes is such a popular option for Japanese food lovers.
This popular Japanese dish, which was said to be invented in the late19th century, is breaded pork and deep fried until it is golden brown perfection. This makes it crispy on the outside and very soft and meaty on the inside. It is also best served with rice and miso soup to start off this whole dining experience.
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