Eating in Tokyo: Special Recipes
Tempura is aliment deeply fried after is dipped in a batter. The result is light and fine (and very hot - be prepared). Good tempura is not greasy. Tempura is fried food that doesn't leave you feeling like you need a long nap. Though generally consumed without additional seasonings, some prefer a light sauce on their tempura. The crispy coating will absorb sauces quickly, so dip quickly to avoid heavy flavors.
The comeback of oden stalls is the hallmark of the Fall season. These outdoor restaurants characterized for fish cakes and other ingredients such as tofu. Frequently these places are situated near train stations; oden stalls offer hot, fast food and cold beer. Oden dining represents the epitome of casual dining.
Sushi and Sashimi
Sushi is a very famous dish of cooked and vinegar-flavored rice that is offered with fresh seafood and vegetables. Although it used to be considered as an costly high-end cuisine, sushi has become in a popular food for all kinds of persons, particularly families, can savor for more casual occasions after kaiten-zushi restaurants started spreading throughout the nation.
Kabayaki is a standard Japanese term for a special dish of seafood which is filleted, boned and dipped in a sweet soy sauce-base sauce before broiled on a grill. Generally, kabayaki consists of a dish made with unagi. Kabayaki eel is very common as a nutritious, stamina-generating food.
Soups represent a main component of the Japanese diets, since the stimulating miso soup to the various broths. Soups are supplied in small covered bowls. Diners don't use spoons, they drink the broth directly and instantly from the bowl and use chopsticks to eat solid foods.
Soba and Udon
Soba and udon are Japanese conventional noodles. This dish can be served warm in a bowl with hot soup or cold on a bamboo sieve with dipping sauce. Noodle soup and dipping sauce are made of bonito broth mixed with kaeshi, which is a kind of sauce made by cooking shoyu (soy sauce), mirin (sweet rice wine) and sugar together.
This dish is also known as sashimi, fugu is perhaps the most dangerous and exotic food known to the world. If not properly prepared, it really can cause death. The most toxic parts of the fish are treated as hazardous waste. Fugu is seafood dish made from a poisonous blowfish, a peculiar fish native to the Pacific Ocean. It is considered a delicacy in Japan and the Philippines.
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