Japan is well-known for some delicious fresh cuisine. Along with maki, sashimi, ramen and udon, sushi is the most popular food in Japan. The way of sushi becomes very popular today can be told in a long story connected from past to present and here are some facts about sushi:Read More
Category Japanese Cuisine
Japan is an isolated and densely populated island without many natural resources to spare. It is covered with mountains and the arable land was less than 12%; hence Japanese cuisine makes use of everything that’s edible on their land.
Japanese ingredients consist of various foods that many cultures normally neglect, such as wild mountain vegetables (ferns for example), seaweeds and every kind of fish you can imagine. Japanese staples are soybeans and rice which have been developed into hundreds of forms and recipes.
Take a look at an ordinary Japanese supermarket and you will find a lot of unique ingredients. Almost all of them are impossible to find elsewhere outside Japan and usually they cannot be substituted. But don’t worry because this is slowly changing and you can buy Japanese ingredients everywhere nowadays. And here is the list of top Japanese traditional ingredients you should know about:Read More