The Best Japanese Dishes to look for in Tokyo
Sushi, Tempura, Soba and Ramen. These are just some of the Japanese dishes we crave for. The abundance of Japanese restaurants all over the world indeed satisfies our urge to taste these sought for Asian delicacies. But just like what most people say, nothing beats the original.
Book a trip to Japan now and head over its capital, Tokyo, and search for these authentic dishes.
Perhaps sushi is the most popular amongst Japanese food around the world. This is traditionally made with rice, seafood and vegetables making it a bite-size complete meal. What intrigues foreigners about it is that most seafood sushi fillings are eaten raw. There are five kinds of sushi to choose from. First, Nigiri, which is sushi with fish toppings, Maki. Rolled sushi wrapped in seaweeds, Sashimi, raw slices fish or other seafood, Temaki, cone rolled sushi, and Uramaki with rice as outer layer and fillings wrapped in seaweed in the middle.
Here are the best restaurants to go to for that great sushi experience
Tsukui Sushidai Honkan
Nemuro Hanamaru Ginza
Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup made of wheat noodles, meat and vegetables. Traditionally, the soup is flavored with miso or soy sauce. Ramen means pulled noodles which is derived from Mandarin. The consequent modern name implies that the Japanese has been treasuring this dish for ages. When you visit each prefecture in Japan, they’ll probably suggest their region’s respective version of Ramen which are all equally sumptuous. Popular versions of ramen are Tonkotsu, Shoyu, Miso, Kare and Shio.
Slurp your way to that ramen goodness in these restaurants
Shinjiko Shijimi Chukasoba Kohaku
Ramen Atelier Nakiryu
Tempura, derived from the Latin word “tempora” which means fasting, is battered fried food made of seafood and vegetables. Prawns, fish, crab, squids and scallops are the more popular varieties of this Japanese food. Did you know that January 7 is declared as “National Tempura Day” to celebrate this world-influential heritage?
Taste the best Tempura in these restaurants
Soba is made of Buckwheat which is proven to be very nutritious. Soba is commonly sold in street markets and restaurants in every corner of Japan. These brownish noodles are served cold with dipping or as hot noodles. Compared to ramen, soba is are firmer and harder to break. During New Year’s Eve, Japanese eat this to symbolize breaking off the past year.
Enjoy slurping soba in these restaurants.
Osoba no Kouga
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