Japanese Food

Hi there!

In Japan we are in the middle of the rainy season, and I hate the season because it’s really moggy. After the season, we will have a really humid and hot summer season. Aw, they are really gloomy seasons for me.  I hope you have a good time.

I’ve heard Japanese food is getting more popular because of Anime and Manga. People who love Anime and Manga have been seeing a lot of Japanese foods through them,  and they started getting more interested in our foods. Is it true? If so, it’s very interesting for me. I’m very curious when people from overseas hear about Japanese foods, what kind of foods they imagine. While showing my experiences, I want to show real Japanese foods in Japan.

I’ve experienced to eat so-called Japanese food at a restaurant in the States. My friend, Fresia from Bolivia invited me to the restaurant while we were traveling together.

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

 

It’s completely different from our foods in Japan. Even though it’s different, it was really good. I loved the American Japanese food, called Teppan-Yaki.

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

At the restaurant they served us a cup of soup, but it was mix of Chinese and Japanese. The spoon is Chinese. We don’t eat Japanese soup with the Chinese spoon.

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

 

When we go to Teppan-Yaki Japanese restaurant, we can enjoy seeing such the performance that we can’t see in Japan. The chef was from Thailand, and we enjoyed chatting when I told him I’ve been there last year.

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

 

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

 

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

 

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

Japanese Restaurant in New Orleans

 

While looking at the chef’s performance, we enjoyed eating. I ordered seafoods, and I ate grilled veggies, fried rice, salad, soup and grilled seafoods. All of them were very tasty.  The only think that they disappointed me was that they were using really cheap dishes for the foods. In Japanese foods, dishes are a very important part for us because we enjoy the foods themselves while looking at the decoration on really pretty dishes.

I also ate Japanese food in Canada last month. The chef was from Korea, and they also used very cheap dishes.

Here are real Japanese foods we are used to.

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

Japanese Foods

Japanese Foods

 

All foods belong to one person. The potion is small .

When you looked at the photos of real Japanese foods, what did you think? Please compare the American Japanese foods.

I think the real Japanese foods seem to be more delicious for you because we concern about decoration, dishes, colors and which season we eat. My family and I went to the Japanese restaurant in this rainy season. So, they served us some cold foods. You can see some ice cubes in some photos, and they are cold foods. Eating cold foods in this season is so good because we can make our body cooler.

I think Japanese foods are almost art because we can enjoy looking at them before eating. They are very colorful, and we use expensive dishes for the good foods.

Do you know that our Japanese foods have been registered as a World Heritage Site? I’m very proud of it.

I hope you can understand about Japanese foods in Japan via my blog post.

 

Advertisements

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WC
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 20:28:35

    I’m quite looking forward to experiencing real Japanese food in a couple months. 🙂 I learned of a lot of Japanese food from Anime, but I couldn’t really tell you what I learned from them. Let’s see what I can list:

    Takoyaki
    Yamaimo
    Sashimi (We have this here now, but it wasn’t common when I learned about it… Just Sushi was.)
    Soba, Udon
    Sukiyaki
    Onigiri
    Tonkatsu

    I already knew about Sushi, Miso, Ramen (which I understand is actually Chinese, but we associate it with Japan),

    We love to make foreign foods our own way, here in the US. I didn’t realize Teppanyaki wasn’t real Japanese food, but I knew our Mexican, Chinese, and Italian (especially pizza) wasn’t really the same as what they eat in those countries.

    Reply

    • yumi
      Jun 21, 2014 @ 23:20:24

      Hi, William-san.

      Thanks as always for visiting my blog! I’m also looking forward to hearing from you what you learn in Japan!! Although I didn’t write about some things, when I went to some Japanese restaurants in the States and Canada, their music at the restaurants also different. They played Chinese and Korean music. It was funny for me. The shop decoration is sometimes different from Japanese culture and as you mentions, American people are good at mix Chinese, Korean and Japanese up and make their own culture. I think if we want to know, learn or study different culture, we should go to the country where has the culture because it has the original one 🙂

      Ramen is from Japan, not Chinese food. I hope you can enjoy both our local foods like takoyaki, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, udon, soba or whatever and expensive Japanese cuisines like kaiseki, nihon ryori like my photos that I posted on my blog entry.

      Reply

  2. WC
    Jun 22, 2014 @ 03:23:59

    Ah, apparently there is some debate about the origin of Ramen. I had heard it was from China as if it was a fact. But it’s just a theory. Interesting.

    Americans generally can’t tell the difference between the different Asian languages and music, so I’m not surprised it gets mixed up. Around here, most asian restaurants are not necessarily run from people from the same country as the food they serve, anyhow. So they’re likely to play the music they’re used to, instead of authentic music for the cuisine.

    I’m already sure I’ll like yakisoba, udon and buckwheat soba, because I’ve had them here and like them. Unless they are radically different, I should like them there, too. 🙂 Okonomiyaki and takoyaki, though… We’ll see. 🙂 They’re typically made with ingredients that I don’t think I’ll like, or know that I don’t like. I’m going to try to be open minded when in Japan, but I draw the line at potentially dangerous things like puffer fish. 🙂

    Reply

    • yumi
      Jun 22, 2014 @ 10:17:40

      Hi, William-san. Thanks for coming back again!!

      I think the idea of ramen came from China, but we created that one in Japan like you did to our foods, lol.

      I understand that you can’t recognize Asian culture because we can’t do it to the Western culture either. I don’t know how different between the American culture and the British culture are.

      My favorite local food is taokoyaki because they are from West and I am also from there. If you want to get the better takoyaki, you should come over to the Kansai area to get it. Puffer fish isn’t dangerous at all. That’s my favorite too!! You can trust all kind of Japanese foods in Japan!!!

      Reply

  3. Helga Jaermann
    Jun 23, 2014 @ 14:08:27

    Dear Yumi you are right! But for example in my country is the same, you cane eat in many country’s Wienerschnitzel, but the best and original, your only eat in Vienna, hugs Helga

    Reply

    • yumi
      Jun 23, 2014 @ 14:17:03

      Hi Helga

      Thanks for visiting my blog as always! First of all, I want to say “Happy Birthday to You!” I hope you have a great year!!

      I haven’t eaten Wienerschnitzel yet, and I want to have it in Vienna someday!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: