Japanese food and Asian cuisine with an incredible tradition.
Japanese food begins with a big chapter: sushi. Sushi is the bridge to the Japanese cuisine, we built, for now, many years. Not that there isn’t an incredible amount of other food in Japan and ways of cooking in Japan, but it is the Western world’s primary choice of Japanese food, so we will start there after this appetizer: Teppanyaki.
Teppanyaki. Social food at its best
Teppanyaki is a dish, where you sit with your company and other guests watching an expert Teppanyaki chef prepare the food on a big flat grill. The Teppanyaki department of a restaurant, if not the whole place, typically consists of 2 tables, where up to 11 can sit at each table. You share the table with other diners, just like at a bar, and you can easily come alone or in groups.
Oden, when it’s cold out there, this is the comfy food solution
No cold Japanese winter would be complete without Oden. This winter dish or Nabemono is made by taking a selection of vegetables and proteins (including processed fish cakes, mochi rice cakes, boiled eggs, daikon radish, konjac yam, and tofu).
Tonkatsu, Japanese food is also pork chops, deep-fried crispy little pork belly
Tonkatsu pork chops are one of the many yoshoku or ‘Western’ foods that were originally introduced to Japan by Europeans. Like most other yoshoku foods, the Japanese took the original tonkatsu and made it their own. Today, tonkatsu is made by coating pork chops in crispy panko breadcrumbs and deep-frying them until golden brown in color. They are usually served drizzled in fruit-and-vegetable-based tonkatsu sauce with shredded cabbage and other crunchy salad greens on the side. Tonkatsu is also often enjoyed as part of a bento lunch in a Japanese curry (known as ‘katsu curry’) or in a sandwich.
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