16 Most Popular Japanese Foods You Have to Try

Japanese Food is one of the popular cuisines in every part of the world. The tasty and high amounts of nutrition are the reason why the Japanese food is famous. Japanese food can be characterized by the usage of vegetables; less oil and fat make it so delicious to us. Here are the list of the most delicious Japanese food, I strongly not recommend you to proceed if you are hungry after reading this article. Itadakimasuuuu!!

1. Sushi

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Sushi is the most unique cuisines of Japan. This is the most popular food if we are talking about Japan. Sushi’s ingredients consist of rice combined with seafood such as crab, dori fish, eel, salmon, egg, beef and raw vegetables. Sushi rice has a delicious acid taste because of vinegar, rice, salt and sugar mixtures. Sushi has the best taste and not only that, the high amounts of nutrition contained in sushi make this dish one of the Japanese food ever.

2. Takoyaki

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Takoyaki is the signature dish from Osaka and Kansai prefecture. You can see this dish in every festival, celebration or other party. Takoyaki is a small balls made from flour filled with sliced octopus inside. Takoyaki usually sold in a set consist of five to ten pieces. Takoyaki served above a boat shaped paper or put inside the plastic to take away.

3. Okonomiyaki

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Okonomiyaki is Japanese food consist of water diluted flour or dashi. Okonomiyaki usually added with sliced cabbage, egg, seafood or pork. Okonomiyaki is fried above a flat frying pan called teppan. You can eat this food or you can add rice with it. Okonomiyaki is usually served with flat spoon called kote (hera) which can be used as a tool for turning the okonomiyaki. The classic okonomiyaki is called butatama, this food is servedwith thin sliced pork and ikatama with sliced squid. Modanyaki or modernyaki is a kind of okonomiyaki with steamed noodle in order to give a quick full stomach sensation.

4. Teriyaki

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Teriyaki is a way of Japanese cooking which are heated or grilled above a frying pan along with teriyaki sauce called tare. Teriyaki sauce is made from soy sauce or shoyu, cooking rice wine or sake and sugar. During the cooking of teriyaki, grilled food ingredients are dipped and spread with teriyaki sauce for several times until it’s really cooked. The most used ingredients for cooking teriyaki in Japan are various kind of fish such as mackerel, sardine, marlin, trout and tuna. While the various kind of meat such as beef, pork, squid and chicken are used outside Japan.

5. Soba

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Soba is a kind of Japanese noodle made from kuda wheat flour or soba. Soba means Tiongkok egg noodles and served as Yakisoba or ramen in Japanese. Soba is washed after it boiled and chilled first before it served. You need to dip the soba into a gravy sauce called tsuyu before you eat it. Cool served soba is called morisoba or zarusoba.

6. Yakiniku

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Yakiniku actually originated from Korea but it’s already modified with the Japanese special ingredients. Yakiniku means grilled meat in term of Japanese word. In other words, yakiniku means various kinds of beef, lamb and barbeque. Yakiniku grilled above the fire using an iron grid or teppan. Square sliced beef often pinned with metal sticks before it’s grilled.

7. Onigiri

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Onigiri is always mentioned in almost every Japanese comic books or animes. The real taste of onigiri is definitely good and it’s easy to make as well. Onigiri is usually eaten with hands; chopstick is not required for this food. Onigiri can also be eaten with special sauce to get a better result. Onigiri is a round or triangle shaped rice. Onigiri has various kind of taste such as sour, fish egg and fish.

8. Mochi

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This is a Japanese cake made from sticky rice, and pounded until it’s soft and sticky. This cake is made and consumed in mochitsuki traditional celebration or Japanese new year. This cake has special taste whe you bite this cake for the first time.

9. Japanese Rice Curry

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Japan also got their version of rice curry. The different aspect between them is the Japanese rice curry has a soft taste and it’s not so spicy than the Indian rice curry. Rice curry has been officially stated as the Japanese National Cuisines. Japanese rice curry has lot of variation of taste such as chicken, seafood, and beef curry.

10. Nabe

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Nabe is the Japanese pride of soup. Unlike the other soups, Nabe has unique toppings such as vegetables, shellfish, crab and noodles. Nabe usually cooked in hotpot, a big bowl of hot water and we can put the ingredients inside it. I recommend you to eat this soup when winter comes. It’s best served in a cold breeze.

11. Ramen

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Everybody must be agreed that this noodle is the world’s best form of noodle. People are craving for this delicious food. Ramen is a Japanese signature noodle. It’s been a favorite food for centuries for most of Japanese people. Ramen is best served in a cold temperature because the warm and spicy gravy can makes our body healthier and want some more.

12. Tonkatsu

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In the past, this food is served only for Japanese Emperor. But, Tonkatsu can be enjoyed by everyone. Tonkatsu usually made from crispy pork. But the usage of beef makes it tastier. Half cooked tonkatsu usually served with sliced mustard and carrot with mayonnaise. A signature sauces can strengthen the taste of tonkatsu.

13. Yakitori

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Yakitori can be called as Japanese barbeque. Yakitori consists of beef, pork or chicken. The meat is grilled until it’s crispy and smeared with special brown sauce. Yakitori is bset serbed with Japanese sake.

14. Yatsuhashi

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Yatsuhashi is Kyoto’s signature cake. The texture is like mocha filled with cinnamons. Yatsuhashi usually grilled until it crispy while the other version is served with red bean paste inside it.

15. Yokan

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Yokan is a thick dessert jelly made from red bean paste, konyakuu, and sugar. Yokan usually added with green tea powder, minced chestnut, and sweet peanut.

16. Dango

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Dango is a kind of mocha. Dango is served with wooden stick consist of three to four piece of dango.

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