Simple Japanese Foods
There are many kind of Japanese food other then SUSHI, TENPURA or RAMEN.
Here are the sample of Simple Japanese Foods.
The first one is ...
SHIO-GOHAN is simply rice just having a bit of salt on top. It is unexpectedly tasty.
Can you see the salt over the rice? I can not.
Of course, it has not enough nutrition. You should not eat it every day.
Also, 握り飯：NIGIRI-MESHI;rice ball is actually salted rice n its simplest form.
because we put salt water on the hand when we make rice ball.
Next one is the 卵かけご飯:TAMAGO KAKE GOHAN;raw egg on rice.
It is simply put an egg (only yellow part in most cases) on the rice and add a little amount of soy source.
I know people do not have raw eggs in other countries. Only Japan has the logistics to provide the fresh raw eggs to the home in safe.
ふりかけご飯：FURIKAKE-GOHAN;frakes on rice.
Frakes are sold in these forms of packages. The price is around 10 to 30 JPY per one meal.
お茶漬け：OCHA-DUKE;Rice sorked in Japanese green tea.
Do you think you can make OCHA-DUKE just adding tea on FURIKAKE-GOHAN ? No, it has different ingredients than FURIKAKE though the prices are almost same as FURIKAKE.
Cabbage, noodle, water, pork, shrimp and worcestershire sauce.
Instant Grilled Noodle:
Pour boiled water and throw away the water after 3 minutes, then you will get the Grilled Noodle.
As shown above, YAKISOBA is very popular casual food in Japan. It is much more usual in Japanese life than RAMEN.
Why YAKISOBA is not popular for foreign people? Because YAKISOBA is very easy to cook and never failed, so Japanese people cook YAKISOBA in their home. There would be smaller market for restaurant only for YAKISOBA compared with RAMEN.
Look Japanese food Menu for YAKISOBA or grilled noodle and try YAKISOBA today!
I'm from the Philippines and WE filipinos love Japanese food.
All listed above are my favorites.
On the other hand, I can't stand Sushi.
I tried the raw fish once and I had a very hard time swallowing it. (Added lemon juice on it first then dipped it in soy soy sauce)
I kinda liked raw salmon though.
The other fishes likes mackerel, etc.. were the worse for me.
I'll look for restaurants here that offers authentic Yakisoba. :)
There are some people who can not have raw fish.
For such people, I recommend them "ANAGO"(grilled long fish;not eel), "TAKO"(Boiled Octopus), "EBI"(boiled shrimp;not "AMAEBI") and then "IKA"(raw squid).
After "TAKO"(boiled Octopus), "IKA"(raw squid) seems like "cooked".
Try these orders to overcome your SUSHI-allergy.
うどん：UDON is Japanese noodle made from wheat and usually served with soup.
UDON and SOBA (which I will refer to later) has two type of soup: Easter japan type and Western Japan type.
Eastern Japan type soup is dark and little bit salty.
Western Japan type is lighter and has rather UMAMI than salty taste.
As I had grown up in western Japan, I prefer to the Western Type.
You can try both type in Tokyo area but try only Western type in Western Japan.
To cook UDON, you need to prepare UDON noodle and soup. It is very easy in Japan.
To make UDON noodle, you need wheat powder and salt water.
After seived and kneaded, let it "sleep" for 30 minutes.
Step on it to make the dough harder and let it "sleep" again for 2 hours.
If you already have the noodle, just put soy sauce.
(green onion, mashed radish and ginger are added in this movie)
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