Popular and Tasty Japanese Dishes - Part 2

Noodles and dumplings

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

In part one I mentioned how popular and tasty Japanese seafood is. It goes without saying that rice is popular in Japan. Steamed rice is served as the basis of almost all dishes and is a staple of the country. In spite of rice predominance, you can't say that foods such soba, udon or ramen noodles are somehow less popular.

Soba and udon are noodles made of buckwheat or wheat. Soba tends to be thin, while udon thick. Both soba and udon can be served as a hot broth or a cold dish and are popular as quick eats or as a proper meal. Various regions in Japan are famous for their soba and udon and are always worth trying.

One of my favourite dishes is okonomiyaki, very popular in Hiroshima and Osaka. It's a dish that consists of many ingredients including cabbage, noodles, bacon, and eggs and is cooked in a way where you actually watch the meal being cooked in front of you. Preparing it part of its appeal!

Mentioned earlier, ramen is popular and actually originated in China. A hearty dish, it goes hand in hand with another food originally from China, gyoza dumplings. Tempura too, deep fried vegetables and seafood, is another prized dish. Tofu, made from soybeans is another popular food.

To those who visit Japan for the first time I highly recommend trying all kinds of dishes. Japanese cuisine is world famous for a reason and to not eat it is to miss out on half the pleasure of Japan.

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Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo! My photos from Japan I also place here: https://gurushots.com/f10384/photos Matane!