5 Japanese Food You Should Try Aside For Sushi And Ramen.

Planning to go to Japan, and want to try some Japanese food, or like Japanese food but have had enough Sushi or Ramen. And want to try some new things.

How about some Sukiyaki, Tempura, Soba, Yakitori, Unagi..

Want to try some special Japanese food?


  1. Sukiyaki

  2. Tempura

  3. Soba

  4. Yakitori

  5. Unagi


Sushi and Ramen are well known over the world. Talking about Japanese food Sushi and Ramen always came out first. And I believe a lot of you have already have a lot Sushi and Ramen. So how about trying some new things? Here are some Japanese cuisine that you may not heard about, but should definitely try some day, especially when you Travel to Japan.

  1. Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki is a kind of Japanese hot pot which is cooked in a shallow iron pot. The soup is a mixture of soy sauce, sugar and sake. It usually consist meat(usually beef), scallion, lettuce and tofu. After the Ingredients are cooked in the pot. People often dip it into beaten eggs before eating them.


  1. Tempura

Tempura is a Japanese cuisine usually consist deep fried seafood or vegetables which have been battered. If you feel too insipid. Having it with the tentsuyu sauce(mixture of mirin, soy sauce, sugar……) might be a good choice.




  1. Soba

Many of you know Ramen and might have taste it before. If you like it, you should definitely try Soba. Soba is another kind of Japanese noodle which is made by buckwheat flour. You can have Soba either chilled with a dipping sauce or in hot broth(noodle soup base on soy sauce).


4. Yakitori

Yakitori is a type of Japanese grilled chicken. People usually skewered the meat with kushi(a type of skewer made of bambo) and have it grilled over charcoal fire. The two mostly served flavor of Yakitori are Shio(basically sault) and Tare(soy sauce based sauce). Try both and find the one you like!



5. Unagi

Unagi is the Japanese word of freshwater eel. It is usually served as unadon(rice with Unagi above). The mostly seen way to baked Unagi is Kabayaki. People split the Unagi down the back and dip it into a sweet sauce(based by soy sauce) before baking it.


Above are the five Japanese cuisine that I highly recommend. Make sure you have tried it when you come to Japan!