Starting next week and over the next 10 weeks, I will be writing about the various foods you can eat while in Japan. If you think that Japanese food is all sushi and teriyaki chicken, you will be surprised. Japanese food can be extremely varied with very subtle differences between each dish. There are regional specialties for each type of food creating a lot of variety for the same dishes. They utilize similar ingredients, but combine them in very unique ways. In recent times, you can even find East-West fusion for some of these foods. It is impossible to truly showcase everything that is possible to be eaten in Japan, but I will showcase ten things that I think you should do your best to try at least once. Each of these ten things may not easily be lumped into one thing. You can spend a single week eating ramen and still never try everything possible. If you try each one, just once, you should be capable to understanding the basics of Japanese cuisine and be capable of trying new things when you return home.
To continue reading the Top 10 Foods to Eat in Japan, follow the links below:
- Okonomiyaki & Monjayaki
- Takoyaki & Yatai
- Fast Food Hamburgers (Japanese Style)
- Fast Food Hamburgers (Japanese Fusion Style)
Please note that these pages are mainly in Japanese. The Tokyo Food Page, while they have nice restaurants, does not often show the “regular” Japanese restaurants. They tend to show the higher priced restaurants that still offer good food.