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Local Cuisine

Japanese delicacies are not centered on sushi alone. Moreover, local cuisine has gained much recognition and appreciation, and there is an abundance of restaurants serving Japanese food throughout the world.

Most would have tasted popular dishes such as raw fish or batter-fried shrimp. Other culinary delights such as Sashimi, Kaiseki Ryori, Yakitori, Tonkatsu, Shabu-Shabu, Soba, and Udon may sound foreign but they are equally refine in taste. There is an amazing variety of food in Japan that it is possible to spend one month sampling different specialties every night.

Here are some exotic and scrumptious cuisine to 'chew' on!


Sukiyaki is popular in the West and more often than not, a favorite amongst visitors to Japan. Savor its heavenly flavor, especially when made with high quality beef, such as Kobe beef. Thin slices of beef, followed by a variety of vegetables and tofu are cooked in a broth of soy sauce, sugar and sake. When the ingredients are cooked, they are dipped in raw egg, as the heat emitted from the cooked items will lightly cook the egg. Eager diners can now enjoy a hearty meal of sukiyaki.


Shabu-shabu is somewhat like sukiyaki. It also consists of tender, thin slices of beef and vegetables although cooking methods differ. These ingredients are swirled in a pot of boiling light broth and then dipped in a variety of special sesame seed and citrus-based sauces. Shabu-shabu and sukiyaki are usually served in the same restaurant.


Tempura is not a native dish. Instead, Tempura was 'borrowed' from Portuguese traders in the 16th Century and was then 'transformed' into something uniquely Japanese. Tempura is made up of portions of fish, prawns and vegetables that are cooked in a fluffy, non-greasy batter.


Sushi is one of the healthiest meals and is gaining popularity in many countries. Like Yakitori, it is considered an accompaniment for beer and sake. However, most Japanese and foreigners would make a meal out of it. Basically, there are two types of sushi:

1) nigiri-sushi which is served on a small bed of rice and is the most common variety, and

2) maki-sushi which is served in a seaweed roll.

Some of the lesser-known variety includes chirashi-sushi, oshi-sushi and inari-sushi. Sushi is almost always accompanied by a ball of vinegar rice as well as a little wasabi (hot, green horseradish). However, nigiri-sushi and maki-sushi will have wasabi added inside and is not recommended for those who do not like spicy food.

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