Japanese Food

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ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF JAPANESE FOOD

If you ever wanted to find out more about a particular Japanese food or dish this is the place to find it. If it is not here we will find out about it for you!

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Agedashi Tofu
Fried tofu served with light soy sauce.

Bentos
A Japanese lunch box that may contain a variety of different foods.

Chankonabe

This is famous as a sumo wrestler's dish. A variety of ingredients such as meat, fish and vegetables are cooked at the table in a large pot.
 
Chawanmushi
Cup-steamed egg custard with chicken, shrimp and vegetables. Trefoil leaves are often put on top as a garnish.
 
Chirashi-zushi
A dish of sliced raw fish, vegetables and pickles on sushi rice (vinegared rice) served in a layered lacquer box.
 
Curry Rice
Japanese-style mild curry on rice. 

Daifuku
A bun stuffed with sweet red bean paste.

Donburi
Is the bowl served with a dish such as Katsudon.

Dorayaki
A pancake with sweet red bean paste inside. 

Fugu
Japanese puffer fish, a highly toxic fish eaten in Japan from approved restaurants.

Gyoza
Fried dumplings with pork and leek. 
 
Gyudon
A bowl of rice topped with thinly sliced beef and onions which have been cooked together in a soy-flavoured sauce.
 
Gyu Tataki
Raw beef slices served with garlic, spring onion and soy-flavoured sauce. 
 
Inari-zushi
A kind of sushi wrapped with sweet bean curd.
 
Ishiyaki Imo
Sweet potatoes baked over hot stones. Selling from a cart equipped with such an oven, the vendor calls out a chant-like "ishi-yaki-imo" to attract customers.
 
Katsudon
A bowl of rice topped with deep fried crumbed pork and egg.
 
Kitsune Udon
A bowl of white thick noodles and soup topped by sweet bean curd.
 
Maki-zushi
Vinegared rice rolled in a sheet of seaweed usually with egg, vegetables or dried gourd in the center. It is served in bite-sized pieces.
 
Makunouchi Bento
A box lunch usually consists of small rice balls sprinkled with black sesame seeds and an assortment of broiled fish or fish cakes, rolled omelettes, vegetables and pickles.
 
Miso Shiru
Fermented soybean paste soup with some fish or vegetables served in a layered lacquer bowl.
 
Nabeyaki Udon
A pan of white thick noodles and soup served with deep fried prawn and vegetables.
 
Nasu Dengaku
Grilled eggplant with sweet soy bean paste.
 
Nigiri-zushi
A kind of sushi consisting of a slice of raw fish on a small oval-shaped ball of vinegared rice.
 

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