Japanese cuisine is a diverse and rich culinary tradition that has evolved over centuries. It is characterized by the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients, and a focus on umami flavors. The traditional cuisine of Japan (Japanese: washoku) is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes; there is an emphasis on seasonal ingredients 1. Japanese cuisine has a wide variety of dishes, including sushi, sashimi, ramen, udon, tempura, yakitori, and more 2.
Some of the most popular Japanese dishes include:
Sushi: A dish made with vinegared rice and various toppings such as raw fish, vegetables, and egg.
Sashimi: Thinly sliced raw fish or meat served with soy sauce and wasabi.
Ramen: A noodle soup dish that typically contains broth, noodles, meat or vegetables, and various seasonings.
Udon: A thick noodle soup dish that is often served hot with various toppings.
Tempura: Deep-fried seafood or vegetables coated in a light batter.
Yakitori: Grilled chicken skewers that are often seasoned with salt or a sweet soy sauce.