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UNIQUE JAPANESE FOODS AND DRINKS


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Last update August 21, 2011




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食べ物  Food
Tabemono [tah-beh-moh-noh]

Sushi, tofu, sashimi, tempura... you name it. Not only popular Japanese foods, but fascinatingly weird delicacies such as natto, umeboshi, nori, etc. are the tastes that are worth exploring. You also can find some unique Japanese drinks here. The photos in the following pages can be enlarged by a click.

Note: Some food names in English are rather rendered in conceptually recognizable expression (e.g. close to the equivalent English words) than literal translation. Therefore, some of them may not precisely reflect the genuin nature of foods, or production or cooking processes actually involved.


A

  an   Bean Jam
  abura age/aburage   Fried Tofu
  arare   Finger Rice Crackers
  atsu age   Half-fried Tofu
  azuki   Japanese Red Beans

B

  beni shoga   Red Ginger Pickles
  bota mochi   Peony Rice Cake

C

  cha   Japanese Tea
  chahan   See yaki meshi
  chazuke   See ochazuke
  chikuwa   Bamboo Fish Sausage
  chimaki   Bamboo Leaf Cake
  chirimen jako   Fish Sprinkles

D

  daifuku mochi   Big Fortune Rice Cake
  daikon oroshi   Radish Sauce
  dango   Dumpling
  dengaku   Miso Baked Cake
  domburi   Rice & Side Dish

E

  eda mame   Green Soybeans

F

  fu   Wheat Gluten
  fuki   Japanese Butterbur Stalks
  fuki no to   Butterbur Shoots
  furikake   Sprinkles

G

  ginnan   Ginkgo Nuts
  gobo   Burdocks
  gohan   Rice
  goma dofu   Sesami Tofu
  gyoza   Japanese Jiaozi

H

  harusame   Spring Rain Noodles
  hijiki   Black Sea Vegetable

K

  kabayaki   Fish Fillet Barbecue
  kaiware daikon   Radish Sprouts
  kakiage   Tempura Jumble
  kamaboko   Fish Cake Aboard
  kanten   Seaweed Jelly
  kashiwa mochi   Oak Rice Cake
  kasutera   Castilla Cake
  katakuri ko   Starch Powder
  katsuo bushi/kezuri bushi   Dried Bonito (Flakes)
  kikurage   Jew's Ears
  kimpira   Root Vegetable Sauté
  kinako   Soybean Powder (Flour)
  kiriboshi daikon   Dried Radish Threads
  kombu   Kelp
  konnyaku   Konjac Jelly
  koya dofu   Sponge Tofu
  kuzuko   Kudzu Powder

M

  manju   Mound Cake
  mentaiko   Japanese Red Caviar
  mezashi   Dried Sardines
  mirin   Sweet Cooking Sake
  miso   Soybean Paste
  miso shiru   Miso Soup
  mizu ame   Water Candy
  mochi   Rice Cake
  momiji oroshi   Chili Radish Sauce
  moyashi   Bean Sprouts
  myoga   Myoga Ginger

N

  nabe   Pot Cuisine
  naga imo   Japanese Yam
  nano hana   Salad Flower
  natto   Fermented Soybeans
  negi   Welsh Onion
  niboshi   Broth Sardines
  nigiri meshi   Rice Ball
  nimono   Season Boiling
  nira   Garlic Onion Leaves
  nori   Laver (Seaweed)

O

  oba   Green Relish Leaf
  ochazuke   Rice & Tea
  oden   Japanese Pot-au-Feu
  ohagi   Autumn Flower Rice Cake
  ohitashi   Plain Boiling
  okaki   Rice Cookies
  okara   Tofu Flowers
  okonomi yaki   "Bake As You Like"
  okoshi   Cereal Bar
  omusubi/onigiri   Rice Ball
  oshiruko   Bean Jam Soup

P

  pon gashi   Pop Rice
  ponzu   Citrus Vinegar Soy Sauce

R

  rakkyo   Shallot Pickles
  ramen   Soup Noodles
  renkon   Lotus Root

S

  sake   Japanese Rice Wine
  sake kasu   Sake Soup Paste
  sakura mochi   Cherry Blossom Rice Cake
  sansai   Mountain Vegetables
  sansho   Sansho Pepper
  sashimi   Fish Slices
  sato imo   Japanese Taro
  satsuma age   Fried Patty
  sekihan   Red Bean Rice
  sembei   Hard Rice Cracker
  shiitake   Shiitake Mushroom
  shirako   White Fish Delicacy
  shiruko   See oshiruko
  shiso   Shiso Relish Leaf
  shochu   Japanese Clear Liquor
  shoyu   Soy Sauce
  shungiku   Vegetable Chrysanthemum
  soba   Buckwheat Noodles
  somen   Summer Noodles
  suimono   Clear Soup
  sukiyaki   Roast & Boil Beef
  su no mono   Vinegar Salad
  sushi   Vinegar Rice

T

  tai yaki   Fish Pancake
  take no ko   Bamboo Shoot
  tako yaki   Octopus Dumpling
  tarako   See mentaiko
  tara no me   Tree Sprout
  tempura   Deep Fries
  teri yaki   Shiny Grill
  tofu   Bean Curd
  tokoroten   Jelly Noodles
  tonyu   Soymilk
  tsukemono   Japanese Pickles
  tsukudani   Boiled Down

U

  udon   Thick Noodles
  ume boshi   Apricot Pickles
  ume shu   Apricot Wine
  ushio jiru   Ocean Soup

W

  wakame   Green Sea Vegetable
  warabi   Fern Sprouts
  warabi mochi   Fern Dumplings
  wasabi   Japanese Horseradish

Y

  yaki meshi   Rice Sauté
  yaki soba   Noodle Sauté
  yaki tori   Chicken Kebab
  yokan   Bean Jam Jelly
  yuba   Soymilk Skin
  yurine   Lily Bulb
  yuzu   Vinegar Orange

Z

  zenmai   Spring Fern Vegetable
  zenzai   Bean Jam Soup
  zoni   Jumble Rice Cake Soup


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