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Japan: A Land of Fantastic Food


Japan: A Land of Fantastic Food

Japan: A Land of Fantastic Food

When you hear “Japanese food”, what do you imagine? According to pop culture, Japan is famous for rice, ramen, and especially sushi. Certainly, the Japanese have earned their esteem for all of these things, but Japanese cuisine is much more refined than this simplistic picture suggests.

Gourmet Society

Like France, Japan is a nation of foodies. The quality and presentation of meals are both highly appreciated, and those who make them are considered as artists. In fact, Tokyo has for years had more Michelin starred restaurants than Paris. This respect for food is apparent in the latest generation of restaurants and Japanese food catering Haleiwa HI companies cropping up across the Pacific, particularly in Hawaii with its large Japanese population.

Washoku and Yoshoku

In Japan, a distinction is made between classic Japanese cooking, called “washoku”, and foreign-inspired dishes, called “yoshoku.” A traditional Japanese meal has a base of rice, or … Read More