The Most Popular Japanese Foods in the World

Best Campus – Japanese food has become a phenomenon today. Its existence is not only known in Asia, but also the world. Many people also like the nutritional content and taste good. Japanese food is unique. With the characteristics of containing a lot of vegetables and not much use of thick oil, fat, and spices, Japanese food still tastes good on the tongue. Here are the most popular Japanese food dishes.


Sushi (鮨, 鮓, or usually すし, 寿司) is a Japanese food consisting of rice formed with side dishes (neta) in the form of seafood, raw or cooked meat. Sushi rice has a sour taste that is softened because it is flavored with a mixture of vinegar, rice, salt and sugar. In Indonesia, some of the leading convenience stores, sushi in packages for homecoming is often found near the fresh fish section. In restaurants that provide Japanese food, sushi is often incorporated into the menu along with other Japanese dishes.


Takoyaki (たこ焼き) is the name of a food from the Kansai region in Japan, in the form of small balls with a diameter of 3-5 cm made from flour dough filled with octopus pieces in it. Takoyaki is usually sold as a snack on the roadside to be enjoyed as a snack. Takoyaki is commonly sold in the form of sets with 1 set containing 5, 6, 8 and 10 pieces of takoyaki served on plastic sheets in the shape of boats or put in transparent plastic packaging to take home.


Ramen (拉麺;ラーメン) is a Japanese gravy noodle dish that originated in China. The Japanese also refer to ramen as chuka soba|中華そば|soba from China or shina soba|支那そば because buckwheat or o-soba in Japanese often also means noodles. A decoction of handcrafted or machine-made noodles is poured into a bowl containing gravy made from various types of broth (generally with the base of pork broth). In general chasiu, menma, and sliced leeks are added on top of the noodles as a side dish or roast.

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Teriyaki (照り焼き, てりやき) is a way of cooking japanese food heated or baked over a frying pan or grating of iron for baking using teriyaki (tare) sauce. Teriyaki sauce is made from salted sauce (shōyu), sake for cooking, and sand dula with doses of 1:1:1. The word teriyaki comes from the word ani which means to shine (because it contains sugar), and the word yaki which means burned or baked.


Onigiri (おにぎり, 御握り) (Indonesian: nasi kepal) is the Japanese name for rice that is compacted while still warm so that it is rectangular, round, or like a sack of rice. Also known by another name Omusubi, the term was reportedly used among women in the emperor’s palace to refer to Onigiri. Onigiri is eaten with hands, not wearing chopsticks. In Indonesia, Onigiri can be found in japanese food leading convenience stores and in restaurants that provide Japanese food. In China, Onigiri is known as fàntuán (飯糰).


Mochi (Japanese: 餅; Hanzi: (麻糬)) is a Japanese cake made of rice, pounded so that it is soft and sticky, then formed into a round. In Japan, these cakes are often made and eaten during traditional celebrations of mochitsuki or Japanese New Year celebrations. Nevertheless, this type of cake is sold and can be obtained in cake shops throughout the year. It has a distinctive taste that is soft when first received, and over time becomes sticky.