The land of rising sun of Asia-Japan. i visited Nippon some months back and it was a fantastic experience all together.
This time its about FOOD. Japanese food is indeed a secret of healthy life of Japanese people,and its more than Sushi..
1.Cold soba noodles-Inexpensive,healthy and historic kinda noodles. It is made by buckwheat flour. Bucketwheat,ahaaan. I have no clue what is that,its grown only at Hokkaido area,and were grown to help fight a famine in the Nara period(710 to 794). You must try at Nara,Japan.
2.Green tea-Matcha ice cream with jellies,cherries and sugar syrup..yummm..speciality of kyoto.
oh yes and kyoto has every possible thing made by green tea,from chocolates, cookies,ice cream,tea,shakes,milk.etc.,
Go to kyoto folks and try all this.
3.wasabi-Japanese food without wasabi is like Indian food without spices, i somehow consumed more and the kind of burning sensation passing through your tongue to the nasal passage was so quick that it immediately made me numb. phewww.
4.Beer,wine,whisky(Japanese whisky-sake)-Name it and you can buy anything. Japan and alcohol goes long way back. The best i had was okinawa sake.
5.Tempura and Takoyaki-Tempura is like the fried delicacy-they fry every possible thing. yummmmm.
Takoyaki-fried snack filled with minced octopus. I guess,these would be the most unhealthy food in Japan, in terms of calorie intake.
6.Japanese coffee is equally good as their green tea. One must definately try eating pastry/cake with coffee with Mt.Fuji view at Hakone.
At the end, definately eat sushi and different kinds of Kit Kat chocolates.
Its a ritual for people who visits Japan.
P.s-Knowledge of using chopsticks is an advantage,or you can try just like me,but it may take like 20 minutes to eat 5 pieces of tempura.
Do search about Japanese food etiquettes..
Thank you to my Japanese Friends who helped me in this food Journey.
Try all this lip smacking Japanese cusine people and you will definately thank me 🙂
See you soon.