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The Art of Japanese Food: How to Cook and Enjoy the Cuisine

Japanese food, called “washoku”, is a food tradition that shows the beauty, time, and easiness of the Japanese way. It is a food that likes the natural tastes of its things and the careful work of its makers.

Rice is the main thing in Japanese food, eaten at almost every time of eating. It is often eaten with “miso” soup, pickles, and many kinds of small dishes, all called “okazu”.

One of the most famous Japanese dishes is “sushi”, a dish made with rice with vinegar and different things, like raw or cooked seafood, vegetables, and sometimes fruits. Sushi has many kinds, from “nigiri”, sushi made by hand with a piece of raw fish on top, to “maki”, sushi rolls with seaweed around.

Another main thing in Japanese food is “ramen”, a noodle soup dish that is liked all over the world. Each place in Japan has its own kind of ramen, different in soup, noodles, and things on top.

Japanese food also has a lot of seafood, because of where it is. Dishes like “sashimi”, thin pieces of raw fish or seafood, show how fresh and good the seafood is.

“Tempura”, a dish of things with batter and deep-fried, is another popular Japanese dish. It has many kinds of things, like shrimp, vegetables, and even leaves, with a light, crunchy batter.

Japanese food is also known for its tea way. “Matcha”, a kind of green tea in powder, is used in old tea ways and is also a liked taste for sweets and desserts.

In recent years, Japanese food has been known for its good things for health. Many of its dishes are low in fat and high in good things, because of a focus on fresh, time things and different ways of making.

To end, Japanese food is a party of peace, balance, and easiness. It is a food that makes us like the beauty in each thing and the skill in each making. Whether you’re enjoying a piece of sushi or eating a bowl of ramen, each bite of Japanese food gives a taste of its rich culture and way. As the Japanese saying goes, “Hara hachi bun me”, or “Eat until you are 80% full”. It’s a way to say thank you to our food and listen to our bodies. Enjoy your food trip through Japan!

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