What Food Should We Try While in Japan? - part 1

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Kare raisu

When I was in Japan, some friends of mine suggested me to taste a sushi and sashimi. I like sushi, but not sashimi.

If we are “googling,” there are many suggestions about food we should try when visiting Japan: 50 foods, 42 foods, 30 foods, 28 foods, 20 foods and 15 foods.

Of these, some examples are:
- Kare raisu
- Shabu shabu
- Ramen
- Onigiri
- Katsudon
- Udon
- Yakisoba
- Okonomiyaki
- Yakitori
- Tempura

Kare raisu is a curry rice, one of popular dishes. I love to eat with chicken. Japanese also called it as a “chicken curry rice.”

Onigiri and tamagoyaki

I have 6 favorite of Japanese foods:
- Kare raisu
- Onigiri
- Shabu shabu
- Udon
- Yakisoba
- Okonomiyaki

Onigiri is a rice in form of cylindrical or triangular. The ingredient fish (a small pieces of pickled fish). Then, wrapped with sea weed.

I guessed the taste is different to sushi in term of ingredients. I always consumed onigiri with tamagoyaki (rolled omelet) and tomatoes. 

Shabu shabu

Shabu shabu is a kind of soup for me, where sliced of vegetables and meats is mixed and stirred in the hotpot. Instead of meat, I prefer fish.

Hotpot is on the table, and we could eat as we boil. Eating shabu shabu with specific sauces (such as ponzu sauce).

Have you tried one or all of these three Japanese foods: kare raisu, onigiri or shabu shabu? What do you think?

79 comments:

  1. I tried many of these foods when I was in Japan a few years ago!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. I have not traveled to Japan, but have eaten some Japanese foods in this country. I have particularly liked some of the soups. Shabu shabu looks absolutely delicious in your photo.

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  4. I have never tasted those foods in Japan but yeah, I have ever tasted in Indonesia. However, I thought it'll be different.

    I wanna taste Shabu-shabu and Tamagoyaki. They look yummy.

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      Of these, some examples are:
      - Kare raisu
      - Shabu shabu
      - Ramen
      - Onigiri
      - Katsudon
      - Udon
      - Yakisoba
      - Okonomiyaki
      - Yakitori
      - Tempura

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  5. I want to try shabu shabu with fish too.
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  6. I've never been in Japan :)

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  7. when I was in Japan I didn't sushi, I don't like a lot, I love Yakisoba, and other dishes, tempura, and of course tonkatsu. 😊

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      I have 6 favorite of Japanese foods:
      - Kare raisu
      - Onigiri
      - Shabu shabu
      - Udon
      - Yakisoba
      - Okonomiyaki


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      Onigiri is a rice in form of cylindrical or triangular. The ingredient fish (a small pieces of pickled fish). Then, wrapped with sea weed.

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  9. The Kare raisu looks good. I love anything with a good brown gravy.

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      I guessed the taste is different to sushi in term of ingredients. I always consumed onigiri with tamagoyaki (rolled omelet) and tomatoes.

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  10. These look intriguing. I would probably end up starving in Japan though because I don't eat fish. :) We go out for vegetarian sushi around here which I love.

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  11. it all looks interesting but I'm not sure I would like Japanese food even though I would love to visit Japan. Perhaps I'm not adventurous enough.

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  12. My friend who is now visiting Japan says it is very expensive but the sushi is the best!

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      Hotpot is on the table, and we could eat as we boil. Eating shabu shabu with specific sauces (such as ponzu sauce).

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  13. Sigh...

    I love Japan. I've spent five years of my life there - three as a child, two as an adult. So yes, I've tried all of those.

    Japan is an amazing food culture. The reverence for food and mealtime far exceed American experience. My best advice: be open to trying everything. You'll discover dishes you've never heard of and you will love them.

    I'm so jealous of your trip! I can't wait to hear all about it. Bon voyage!

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    1. I see...yes, indeed.... Japan is cultural rich country...many surprising things …

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  14. Japan is at the top of my travel bucket list. I want to try ALL the food there!

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  15. We have never been to Japan but we do eat the veggie sushi here. I'm not a big fish eater so I would probably lost weight if I went to Japan!!

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      When I was in Japan, some friends of mine suggested me to taste a sushi and sashimi. I like sushi, but not sashimi.

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  17. really nice post dear :) I like to read your blog :)

    https://bubasworld.blogspot.com/

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      Of these, some examples are:
      - Kare raisu
      - Shabu shabu
      - Ramen
      - Onigiri
      - Katsudon
      - Udon
      - Yakisoba
      - Okonomiyaki
      - Yakitori
      - Tempura

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  18. You will enjoy Japanese food. So wonderfully prepared and served. I spent 3 weeks there right after college and found it a delightful county and enjoyed most everything. My only advice. Stay away from the squid that's pickled in it's own ink. That stuff was nasty (but I like squid).

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    1. hehehe.... "yaki" squid blended with cheese is delicious...yummy

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  19. Looks good.
    I would like to try these recipes.
    Kisses!

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  21. I don't know enough about Japanese foods to suggest anything. That Kare raisu looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing this.

    Wishing you a great weekend!

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      I have 6 favorite of Japanese foods:
      - Kare raisu
      - Onigiri
      - Shabu shabu
      - Udon
      - Yakisoba
      - Okonomiyaki

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  22. I also need to learn about Japanese food as we plan to visit Japan soon.

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    1. Glad to hear you are planning to visit Japan...

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      Onigiri is a rice in form of cylindrical or triangular. The ingredient fish (a small pieces of pickled fish). Then, wrapped with sea weed.

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  23. Paling sering sih sushi, ama udon.. Jg tempura.. Udh itu ajaa..

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  24. Interesantes comidas. Un beso.

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  25. I've never visited Japon but I'd love to and I'd like to try all this yummy dishes.

    Best regards

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  26. I confess I only know sushi e sashimi I'm surprised with that all food!!
    I guess I think that japanese only eat sushi ahahhahh!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. hehehe.....lol....

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  27. I wasn't in Japan ... it would be good to try all the food.

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  28. Tasty!
    Thank you for visiting at the house and
    Good August entry.
    Janicce.

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  30. My dad was in the military and we lived in Japan for more than a year but I didn't try any Japanese food until I was in the U.S. I totally missed out.

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      Thank you to visit:
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      If we are “googling,” there are many suggestions about food we should try when visiting Japan: 50 foods, 42 foods, 30 foods, 28 foods, 20 foods and 15 foods.

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  31. Interesting examples of Japanese food! I would be very careful eating this :)

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      Of these, some examples are:
      - Kare raisu
      - Shabu shabu
      - Ramen
      - Onigiri
      - Katsudon
      - Udon
      - Yakisoba
      - Okonomiyaki
      - Yakitori
      - Tempura

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      Kare raisu is a curry rice, one of popular dishes. I love to eat with chicken. Japanese also called it as a “chicken curry rice.”

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  33. I must admit that I never (I think) tried Japanese dishes.
    I think I would like it "kare raisu " ☺
    greetings
    Lili

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  34. Japanese food, I like Japanese tofu & ramen.. Nice info

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      I have 6 favorite of Japanese foods:
      - Kare raisu
      - Onigiri
      - Shabu shabu
      - Udon
      - Yakisoba
      - Okonomiyaki

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  35. Too much meat in Japan..................

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  36. I would try them all! I love to try new foods.

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  39. Sadly, I am not a great fish fan so I am not very keen on sushi. I do like udon dishces and yakisoba, though.

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  40. Wah lagi di Jepang nih... kalo saya tetap harus ada nasinya mas hehehe

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