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Udon noodles

Udon noodles

Udon, the thick, white noodles made from wheat flour, are some of the most popular noodles in Japan. First invented in the 18th century, these noodles became almost as popular as rice by the end of the Edo period. With many local variations in flavor, presentation, and even ordering style, this...

Soba noodles

Soba noodles

Wholesome, nutritious soba noodles are one of the most popular dishes in Japan. The firm, yet smooth, noodles are eaten all over Japan, and the light, but satisfying meal has been a popular form of affordable fast food ever since it was created in the Edo period. Today, around 35000 soba...

Ramen noodles

Ramen noodles

Soup, noodles and topping. Who has never tried instant noodles bought in a supermarket? Find out more about the authentic traditional meal.

Tempura

Tempura

The delicious combination of fresh seafood or vegetables with crisp, hot batter, tempura is one of the most appreciated meal of the Japanese cuisine.

Bento

Bento

Those lunchboxes, from the simplest to the more elaborate ones, from the most delicious to the most creative ones, has epitomized Japanese culture for centuries.

Yoshoku

Yoshoku

Japanese don't only eat sushi! Through history, Japan has been much influenced by foreign cultures. The Japanese cuisine has espacially borrowed many recipes and ingredients from Western cuisines, but always in a way that suits Japanese tastes. Find out more about the meals that more and more Japanese love so much.

Sushi

Sushi

Often made of a mouthful of rice and raw fish, sushi became popular in Japan in the 19th century as they could feed people quickly in an already busy capital.

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