10 Mouth-Watering Japanese Foods

10 Mouth-Watering Japanese Foods

Discover 10 mouth-watering Japanese foods. There are Japanese restaurants all over the world so many of the items on this list will not be a surprise. Traditional Japanese food is rice or noodles accompanied by seasonal ingredients.


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10 Mouth-Watering Japanese Foods

1. Tonkatsu

The first item on this list of mouth-watering Japanese foods tonkatsu. Tonkatsu is a pork cutlet, crumbed and deep fried. It comes with a sweet and savory sauce. The sauce is what makes it delicious.

Korea has tonkatsu as well. They call it don-gaseu.

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Tonkatsu is a pork cutlet, crumbed and deep fried with a special sauce. Via Pixabay.com.


2. Karaage

Karaage is a method of cooking. Deep fried. Katsu and Karaage are both deep fried but the preparation is different.

Karaage is marinated, battered, and then fried. Katsu is panko crusted and fried. Katsu is like chicken tenders, assuming you are using chicken. Karaage is like larger pieces of fried chicken, e.g., a drumstick. Also, the sauces are different.

Both are delicious!

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Karaage is more like fried chicken whilst Katsu are like chicken tenders. Via Flickr.com.

3. Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki is a hot pot of meat and vegetables. The broth in the shallow iron pot is soy sauce, sugar, and a weak rice wine called mirin. After you cook the ingredients in the broth you dip them in raw egg before eating it.

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Sukiyake is like a hot pot. Via Pixabay.com.

4. Shabushabu

Shabushabu is another hot pot dish closer to the Chinese version. It is less sweet and more savory than sukiyaki.

Shabushabu got its name from the sound it makes when stirring the ingredients in the pot.

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Shabushabu is closer to the Chinese style hotpot. Via Pixabay.com.

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5. Ramen

Number 5 on this list of mouth-watering Japanese foods ramen. Ramen is my least favorite type of noodles, but I still like them. It is Chinese style wheat noodles in a soup broth. Almost every region has its own variation.

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Japanese ramen is a noodle soup dish. Via Pixabay.com.


6. Sushi

Sushi may be the most famous of Japanese dishes. I’m not a fan of raw fish but they are many western versions of sushi I love. Califonia roll, katsu chicken, and tempura shrimp to name a few. I also love the Korean version, gimbap.

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Sushi may be Japan’s most famous food. Via Pixabay.com.

7. Udon Noodles

Udon noodles are like a thick spaghetti. They often come as a hot noodle soup, but I have also had them in cold noodles and as a fried noodle dish. I rate them better than ramen, but not as good as soba.

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Udon noodles are like a thick spaghetti. Via Pixabay.com.

8. Yakitori

Yakitori is Japanese meat on a stick. Many countries have some sort of version of this. The cook skewers the meat before grilling it. Seasoning comes last. Simple and delicious.

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The cook skewers the meat before grilling it. Seasoning comes last. Via Pixabay.com.

9. Tempura

I’m not a fan of tempura. It takes good, nutritious food, and then deep fries all the goodness out of them. Tempura shrimp is a different story. I love that.

Tempura is actually a Portuguese dish popularised by Japan.

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Tempura is actually a Portuguese dish. Via Pixabay.com.

10. Soba

The last dish on this list of mouth-watering Japanese foods is my favorite type of noodles. Soba noodles are thin noodles made from buckwheat. Like udon noodles, soba can be hot or cold in soup or served dry.

Being buckwheat means soba has more nutritional value than normal wheat noodles. That is why they are my favorite.

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Soba noodles are made from buckwheat. Via Pixabay.com.


Do you know of any other mouth-watering Japanese foods that should be on this list? We’d love to hear about them or anything else you want to say in the comments.

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