What are the specialities of Japanese cuisine?

Japan, this paradisiacal island that makes many dream of it, is known worldwide for its manga and its technological progress. But did you know that Japan’s traditional cuisine, called Washoku, is so unique and fascinating that it was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013? Didn’t you know that? Then, go now to discover these specialties of Japanese cuisine!

Aperitifs

Gyoza

Originally from China, these ravioli stuffed with ground pork and mushrooms were later adopted and modified by the Japanese people. Indeed, the dough of the gyozas is thinner. One side is pan-fried to obtain a crispy result. Since then, several variations have been created, such as “age gyoza” (fried), and “sui gyoza” (boiled).

Tempura

It is a fish or seafood fritter fried at 180°C. Its special texture is the result of the contrast between the high cooking temperature and the very low temperature at which the dough is kept.

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The dishes

Okonomiyaki

If you are lucky enough to eat in a Japanese restaurant in Osaka, then you are bound to come across this dish. Made from a mixture of eggs, slices of meat and grated vegetables cooked on a hot plate, its name translates to “a little bit of everything fried”. So there is no particular recipe, you can mix anything you want!

Kare-rice

Largely more consumed than sushi, tourists often confuse Kare-rice with Indian curry. However, these two dishes have nothing to do with each other! They have neither the same colour nor the same smell, let alone the same ingredients. The Japanese version is, in fact, sweeter and sweeter than Indian curry.

Sushi

If you want to stay in shape, eat sushi. Composed of vinegared rice combined with raw fish or seafood, it is a healthy and fresh dish. It is still eaten occasionally in the Land of the Rising Sun despite its worldwide popularity.

Desserts

Mochi

A small cake made from sticky rice, it is also called dango mochi or simply dango when it takes the shape of a dumpling.

Dorayaki

This dessert consists of two pancake-shaped pastas, filled with red bean paste, called “anko”.

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