Japan is an island surrounded by sea. The cherry blossom (Sakura) Event in Japan is one of the most famous events in the world. Japan is one of the most valuable eastern countries in spite of being small. I had been watched Japanese cartoons and I found their culture and tradition from movies. Japan has their own traditional foods and drinks such as sushi and sake. I had been eaten the Japanese popular foods and visited some Japanese food industries such as Universal studio, Fuji-oil, Tango Kingdom, Yoshinoya etc.
These are Japanese foods that I had been eaten when I was in Japan.
Sushi is known all over the world. It is called sushi to every piece of rice seasoned with a rice vinegar mix mixed with different ingredients: variety of fishes, vegetables, nori (seaweed), etc.. You grab the pieces of sushi with the chopsticks and dip them into soy sauce or wasabi, or both. It is a mixed of flavors in your mouth! Sushi can be: Nigiri sushi, Maki sushi , Oshi sushi , Temaki sushi, etc.
Tempura is a Japanese fried snack made mostly from seafood and vegetables but we can find tempura made also from fowl and fish, seasoned with a sauce made with soy sauce, ginger and sugar previously. As vegetables, it can be made by almost every vegetable. The size of the piece has to be able to be eaten in one bite and even when it is fried, it is carefully looked after not to be oily. Tempura is served with Tetsuyu sauce that it is a mix of consommé, sweet sake, soy sauce, ginger, radish and spices.
Miso soup it is served as a side dish in mostly every meal and with almost every dish. It is a soup made from a miso paste (fermented soybeans) and dashi (the consomme). Inside this kind of base soup, you will find pieces of tofu, onion wakane seaweed, and sometimes vegetables like sweet potatos, carrots and radish. It is never served as a main dish. It always comes with a bowl of rice and one or 2 more dishes.
Green tea in Japan is the most famous drink. It is related to history, to Geishas. The Tea Houses are always harmonious and quiet places where you can enjoy a peaceful time through the most typical drink in Japan. Green tea is never alone. Tea in Japan has to be also accompanied with sweets, Japanese sweets. The most common sweets in Japan are made with beans or sometimes with matcha. Japan has the tastiest sweets and the most beautiful shapes and colors in the world.