Saturday, April 30, 2016

A to Z Challenge: Z


What is the soup eaten in almost every Japanese family on the New Year's Day?

The ingredients differ from region to region,
but it always have some rice cake (mochi) in it.

It is spelled as 雑煮,
which literally means 'miscellany, simmered.'

The word written in alphabet begins with the letter 'Z'.




雑煮
according to my mom's recipe








mochi (rice cake)




Friday, April 29, 2016

A to Z Challenge: Y



What is the grilled chicken on skewers called in Japanese?





The answer begins with the letter 'Y'.




Thursday, April 28, 2016

A to Z Challenge: X

Xenophilia



It is said that most Japanese people are curious about food from other countries.
We have adopted and adapted a number of 'exotic' dishes.
The following are some of the most popular dishes that originated in foreign countries.
 


 


カレーライス








スパゲティー





餃子





Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A to Z Challenge: W


What is this seaweed commonly eaten in Japan?

Its name begins with the letter 'W'.









with cucumber and vinegar





miso soup



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A to Z Challenge: V

Vortex


Naruto Whirlpools taken 4-21-2008
Naruto Whirlpool in Japan



What do the whirlpool above and the fish paste cake in the picture below have in common?


naruto-maki  (Naruto roll)






slices of naruto-maki







naruto-maki served with ramen




Monday, April 25, 2016

A to Z Challenge: U


Have you eaten popular Japanese wheat noodles whose name begins with the letter 'U'?



bags of wheat noodles




a bowl of hot noodles with deep-fried shrimps and boiled spinach




Saturday, April 23, 2016

A to Z Challenge: T


What is this Japanese food whose name begins with the letter 'T'?





cold hiya-yakko in summer







hot yu-doufu in winter