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Oden... Must eat Oden daily when it's cold😝
This is one thing I almost never eat 😂 do you prepare oden items yourself or buy it already made?
I'll take my Oden anyway I can get it 🤣🤣🤣
Got on the oden train
This was 200yens at the supermarket. It was good 👍
Amd also very warming.
I secured another pack for the cold days coming..
For those who like sweet things there's a lot of yummy desserts in Japan ^^
Here's a waffle topped with maccha warabi-mochi and azuki red beans and vanilla ice cream 😋
OMG! That photo makes me want to eat the screen! 😝
Vegetarian Soboro with soy meat
Do you use seasoning for the soy meat? Looks yummy 😋
I usually make my own teriyaki sauce with just soy sauce, sugar and a little cooking sake. It’s good.
Try Japanese stew! So easy to make!
This instant karaage mix is by a Japanese company called NISSIN and you can get it anywhere in Japan. A pack typically costs about 110yen. Make delicious deep fried chicken yourself even if you don't think you can cook!
Instant mixes are a great idea! Especially for ppl who don't have space or money to buy everything separately. I used them a lot when I was a student.
I know this sorcery you speak of. Thanks for reminding me of them.
An experience as much as a cuisine that I recommend is shojinryori, the vegetarian Buddhist cuisine served at temples and some restaurants.
The Japanese term for this cuisine is 精進料理 meaning devotional food.
A temple I stayed at on Koyasan served an elaborate vegetarian meal. I didn't miss meat in the dishes at all.
It's not the most famous food abroad and locally but I recommend that you have a look at yakuzen ryouri/yakuzen food/medecine food/薬膳料理.
I don't know a lot about it so correct me if I'm wrong but this type of food is based on the principles of Kampo (traditional Chinese medecine in Japan). Concretely you'll have a meal with several small dishes with a lot of seasonal (and local/less known) veggies and meat/fish intended to keep you healthy.
I love Gyoza! 🥟 There are so many different kinds and flavors, I also have found vegan and vegetarian gyoza as well, I even have made them a few times enough. The Chinese chives and the (soy) meat and soy sauce combination is so delicious!
For summer, cold noodles is the best. There are all kinds. Whether you try it from the convivence store or make it at home. There are all kinds of cold noodles, but of course you can use get about any noodles to make a cold dish. Seasonally somen, hiyashi-chuka, udon, and soba are the most common. Wither you dip the noodles or just pour the sauce on top depending on the type of dish. Some places in Japan can have special flavors or different colors too.
In the picture, we went to Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi for the wisteria had colored and slightly flavored soba.
I had hiyashi-chuka at home last Saturday since it's already extremely hot. I bought a set (noodles + sauce/soup) from the supermarket and added cut tomatoes, sliced ham and cucumber. I wanted to had eggs but I was out 😅 really easy and quick, and looks gorgeous
I really recommend try making Omurice with Yuba (Tofu skin) instead of egg!
Japan has a variety of foods that change with the season. It is said that eating these foods that are "shun" (旬) is good for your health. Melons are just coming into season as are a few varieties of citrus. Varieties of squid and eel. Just search "seasonal foods Japan" and there are a lot of english sites that will let you enjoy what's best right now.
I recommend teppanyaki! I love soba meshi and usu yaki! One place in Sannomiya makes kari kari potato yaki which is grated potato with cheese which they cook like a pancake - yum!
Another dish you must try is Sukiyaki. It's usually with sliced beef and vegetables in a sweet broth. You can find it almost anywhere in Japan. In this video I visit a restaurant called Sukiya and order it as a combo lunch set.
You can try Takoyaki which are battery balls with bits of octopus and green onions smothered with a sweet sauce and fish flakes. IN this video I bought mine at a shop called PAKU PAKU https://youtu.be/efXIlCs1VBQ
I recommend Japanese curry because it's delicious and the sauce is thick. You can eat it at COCOICHI or other curry houses or you can make it yourself. I made a YT video that will show you how to make it. https://youtu.be/ouodhWV9b2Y
I went to cocoichi once and the menu was impressive. It was possible to customize the curry to the extreme. I was expecting to see a few basic dishes then a little bit of customization such as spiciness and toppings but I was wrong 😂 my bad to underestimate 😂
Shabu shabu! Here is a video that shows me eating it. https://youtu.be/wX4oqLWLtGM
The restaurant is located in Kobe and is a bit expensive but it's all you can eat meat/veggies and other kinds of foods and desserts.
Seafood seafood seafood! 😄
Especially up here in Hokkaido, the seafood is amazing. Sushi, sashimi, grilled fish, I love all of it 😍
I'm not a fan of Japanese desserts/sweets but my goodness, the fried food out here is amazing. I fell in love with Hiroshima style okonomiyaki when I first arrived here and 8 and a half years later, it still remains my favourite Japanese food.
I would also recommend takoyaki, yakiniku, monjayaki (even though it doesn't look very pleasing to the eye, it still tastes good), kushi katsu, yakisoba and yakitori. Obviously, you don't wanna be consuming this food all the time but maaan, is it good once in a while.