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Bursting with falvor :5 best Japanese dishes

Bursting with falvor :5 best Japanese dishes

Japan is well-known for its incredible cuisine that is delicious, healthy and full of flavor.

August 3rd, 2023

Japan is well-known for its incredible cuisine that is delicious, healthy and full of flavor. From the freshness of their sushi to the charming taste of their grilled meats, Japanese cuisine is well-known for its diversity and tastiness. In this article we will explore five traditional Japanese dishes that are guaranteed to transport your heart straight to the streets of Japan.

No exploration of Japanese cuisine goes by without mentioning sushi. This iconic dish features a combination of vinegard rice, fish, vegetables, wasabi and more. Sushi is considered an art in Japan and traditional Japanese chefs are considered the best artists in this field. Indeed, given the mastery needed to prepare such a simple yet complicated dish, one can surely say that a master's hand is required to balance such intricate ingredients.

Moving on to more comforting food, next on our gastronomic journey we will explore the famous Japanese ramen. This traditional Japanese soup consists of wheat noodles often served in a rich, flavorful broth coupled with sliced succulent pork, soft-boiled eggs, and various different toppings. Whether you prefer a soy based broth or a more creamy tonkotsu broth, a bowl of ramen from a traditional Japanese restaurant is a must try experience for all.

Now let’s talk about tempura. Crispy, light and utterly delicious, tempura is a dish that showcases the true mastery of Japanese chefs ability to balance flavors. Assorted seafood and vegetables are coated into light batter and often fried or deep fried to perfect crispiness. Tempura’s golden exterior gives way to tender morsels within, creating a delightful contrast of textures.

For those who appreciate the true flavors of grill, yakitori is the dish they must try. ‘Yakitori’ which translates as ‘’grilled bird’’ is a dish typically made with bite-sized pieces of chicken that are cooked over charcoal until they get a smoky and tantalizing taste. Often served on wooden skewers, Japanese yakitori dishes are made from a variety of meat cuts, with the most popular choice often being succulent and tender chicken thighs.

And lastly let’s talk about okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki is a street-food style savory pancake consisting of wheat flour batter and other ingredients cooked on a teppan (which is an iron plate type of grill). Cooking on the teppan is what makes okonomiyaki part of a vast array of dishes known as ‘’teppanyaki’’.Traditional toppings such as pork belly, shrimp, and vegetables are often topped with tangy sauce and sprinkled with bonito flakes to provide that extra burst of flavor.

These five dishes are just a mere glimpse into the vast sea of culinary diversity that Japanese cuisine can offer.  Whether you are seeking the artistry of sushi, or the comforting tastes of ramen, Japanese restaurants are your getaway to an unforgettable culinary experience.So embrace the flavors, immerse yourself in ambience and embark on this incredible journey of taste, flavor and awesomeness.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.