Japanese cuisine is not distinguished by widest choice of complex recipes. Seafood remains the favorite delicacy of local residents. Clams, trepang, crabs and seaweed - for Europeans these are real seafood delicacies and the locals eat them literally every day. Rice and fresh vegetables occupy an honorable place. These are the main side dishes for seafood.
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For many people Japanese food is limited to usual sushi and sashimi, but the local restaurants offer visitors a far more exotic delicacies. Fugu fish is considered a royal dish. The fact is that the fish is very poisonous, so only highly qualified masters can cook it. Fans of more traditional dishes are able to order smoked eel, which is served in all restaurants of the national cuisine. This is very delicious and healthy dish.
Fans of European cuisine will surely like the so-called "yakitori" - a dish made from vegetables and pieces of chicken meat, which looks like small wooden skewers. Katsudon is a no less attractive national dish. This is a pork cutlet served with rice and vegetables. It is worth noting that the Japanese eat only with wooden sticks, no spoons and forks are used. Since local restaurants are visited by quite many foreigners, each of them will surely have traditional European cutlery. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Namero is a very interesting dish, the recipe of which was invented by local fishermen many years ago. Namero can be cooked from different fish types. The most common variations include mackerel, bonito, or sardine. There are several ways to cook this popular dish, and each of them has its own specific. In order to cook Namero, mince fish, ginger, onion, and basil till they form a paste and then add miso.
According to the simplest recipe, the paste is simply sprinkled with soy sauce. This variant of the dish is called Su-namero. The roasted paste has another name, Sanga-yaki. There are more unusual ways to cook Namero. For example, it can be served with rice and green tea as a sauce.
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Street food that one can find in Tokyo deserves a separate mention. Numerous food carts offer a popular local snack – Dango dumplings that are made of rice flour and water. Small dumplings are skewered and then steamed until ready. After that, they are served with various sweet and non-sweet sauces.
Ikayaki is a true masterpiece of street cuisine. Ikayaki is grilled squid that looks incredibly eye-catching when it is ready. Skilled chefs cut the squid a few times, so it gets a very attractive shape during the cooking process. The squid is cooked until it gets a golden color and then served on small skewers. When it comes to describing other popular variations of street food in Tokyo, it is important to mention Yakisoba fried noodles. Taiyaki cakes are the most popular dessert. These small and cute cakes are made in the fish shape.
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In Tokyo, there are thousands of restaurants and cafes of different level. XEX Marimoto is one of the most prestigious restaurants in the city. It is located in the prestigious district of Roppongi. The restaurant has a luxurious design and rich menu. Here visitors can order traditional sushi that are served on a banana leaf, as well as many other popular dishes of Japanese cuisine. Steak cooked right in front of guests is one of the signature dishes of this gorgeous restaurant.
In Ginza, there is one more premium class restaurant that is very interesting to attend, Ukai-tei Ginza. This restaurant offers unique meat dishes cooked in accordance with signature recipes. Here visitors can try mouthwatering marble meat and special types of dark beef. The menu also includes original fish dishes and rare seafood types.
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All fans of sushi should not forget to visit Kyubei. This restaurant uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to cook sushi. The dining venue has one more advantage – the majority of dishes are cooked right in front of visitors. This modest small restaurant is one of the most popular in the city, so it is better to book a table there in advance. NewYork Grill restaurant, which is open in a prestigious skyscraper, is a perfect destination for a romantic dinner. Its hall with large panoramic windows offers a fantastic view of the city. Much of the menu is cooked on a grill. The restaurant also has its own wine cellar, the collection of which exceeds 1,600 bottles.