I'm consolidating many "favorite entries" to one entry today....though I'm sure other food entries will make the Lovin Japan list in a featured slot. FOOD....many of these dishes can be purchased in the states - but they simply taste better in Japan. ::grin::
As a rule, meat is a condiment....presentation is fantastic....meals are unhurried (who can eat fast with chopsticks?). Here are some of our favorites....some of the recipes can be found under the Yummy Eats tab.
To this very long list....add daikon, a host of veggies and dishes of whose names we haven't a clue, onigiri, pickled veggies, spicy ginger on the side of plates, random eggs cracked over burgers, soup, rice....and "cute food" which deserves another post.
Zander's First Ramen experience in 2009
Krista's First Bowl of Ramen
Bre's first plate of Yakisoba
Yakisoba from street vendor
Veggie Gyudon (personal creation)
Tamanegi Gyudon - Egg, Green Onion Beef Bowl
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Gyudon - Beef Bowl
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Cheese Rolls (made with camembert cheese I'm told)
Yakiniku - the exception to meat as a condiment rule
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Nikujaga (Steamed Meat and Potatoes)
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On our trip to the south of Japan I determined to try Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake...it's name loosely translated means "What you like" - or as you like it ...fried. I discovered there are many versions...very few of them are vegetarian - though I did find a recipe to make vegetarian okinomiyaki. I always planned a separate post....but I'm going to throw the photos in here.
Okonomiyaki - Miyajima style
Okonomiyaki - Osaka Style
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