Travel at Home: 5 Japanese Foods to Experience at Home
We’ve all had to adjust to not flying to new locations, and not lying on sunny beaches, during the pandemic. But you can bring your holiday home by eating foods from different countries. There are loads of recipes online to try and cook. It’s a tasty way to learn about another culture without jumping on a plane.
Take a vacation without leaving the home and hop over to your kitchen to visit Japan. The country has some delicious food to offer. Enjoy a Japanese themed evening by cooking new foods for you and your family. Get started with experimenting with Japanese food with our list below.
Wagyu meat is a unique cut from Japan. It has mouth-watering marbled fat throughout the steak. Usda prime ribeye is a very tasty versatile meat that you can grill, roast or stir fry. You can buy the product online and it doesn’t need any extra flouring as it’s so delicious by itself. If you truly want to capture the taste of Japan, we recommend using this cut.
You can buy sushi but it’s a lot more fun making it yourself! Make sushi at home with a partner or family with a sushi-making kit. You’ll need sushi rice, bamboo sushi mat, cling film, seaweed sheets and a filling of your choice. Fresh, raw fish is traditional in Japan, but you can also have vegan fillings like avocado.
This is effectively a pancake, but a very tasty, savoury one from Japan. They are normally made with flour, eggs, cabbage, and topped with pork. But there’s a huge variation and you can play around with ingredients you and your family enjoy. Okonomiyaki is a great lunch dish, as it’s filling and healthy.
Ramen is delicious and easy to make at home. It’s a popular dish in several Asian countries and Japan has their version! The toppings can vary which means everyone in your household can choose different ingredients to go in their bowl. For a rich flavour use chicken stock, noodles and tender pork belly. Then top with an egg that has a runny yolk.
Curry is usually associated with India, but Japan has a lot of tasty curries. Japanese curries are great for people who aren’t good with spice, as they’re sweet and savoury with no chilli. Common ingredients are onions, carrots, potatoes, and a meat of your choice. Japanese curries contain a high amount of fat, so it melts in your mouth.
Dig in and experience the taste of Japan. Food is important when discovering a new country, and it’s easy to do from the comfort of your own home. Do your research and find a recipe you’re comfortable with using. Branch away from your comfort food by making food from around the world. You might enjoy the food so much that you get inspired to pack your bags and travel to Japan.