|"Sushi Sashimi Bento Box" by Lorenia licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0|
When people think of Japanese cuisine, the first thing that come to their mind is Sushi. Although Sushi being an emblematic feature of Japanese, it is not the only food that characterise the Japanese Food culture. There are a lot of varieties of food that are symbolic to Japanese culture and that are still unknown to different parts of the world, like for example Domburimono, Tempura, and Yakitori. Throughout the blog, you will have a better knowledge of the different food specialties apart from the one you are used to.
Eating Japanese food is good way to learn more about Japanese culture. Japanese food already gives us an insight on the way of living of Japanese, the values they follow. The meal that the Japanese eat are quite complex as compared to Western one as there is a lot of preparation and thinking in terms of the dressing , the ingredients chosen. There are also certain etiquette that need to be respected when eating Japanese food like the use of chopsticks for instance. There is a certain way of using it when dining in Japanese Restaurant or in any Japanese family. All these have a significance for them. One of the reason, they value much seafood and fish for example is because its fits Buddhist philosophies. Many people will not necessary think about all these when eating Japanese food and I hope that with my blog, they will be able to see Japanese food from a new perspectives.
I hope that this blog will be a good way for fan of Japanese food to learn more about this exotic culture and to encourage other food lovers to try and taste Japanese food. I was quite reticent at first to taste Japanese food myself thinking of it as only raw food but going to Japanese Restaurant and eating its specialties make me change my mind. I am now a fan of Japanese food. Go for it those who have not yet done so, I am sure that you will be quite surprise and may become a fan who knows.
“Replace the fear of the unknown with curiosity” Dany Gokey