What do you think favorite dishes are among Japanese?
Maybe these TV survey results are not very different from what you think.
If you travel to Japan, I want you to enjoy Japanese dishes of many kinds.
Food here is not so expensive as you might be imagining. You will not regret travelling to Japan for food)
These are rankings of the dishes Japanese like:
No. 5 Grilled fish (Yakizakana)
This is daily food, we eat more fish than meat.
Japan consists of many islands, and fish has been always main dishes. We still eat it almost every day.
Well, Unagi is my favorite though it gets expensive year by year. Unagi is not daily food now, but we eat it on a special occasion. Still good! I bought this Unagi at supermaket)
Grilled Mackerel is a typical breakfast for Japanese. It is not so expensive but healthy.
No 4 Miso soup
At breakfast for most families.
We are raised by miso soup so kids remember it as mother’s taste. Married men still like ‘mothers’ tastes’ more than their wives’,
and women call them マザコン Mother’s boys, and want them to change but…
Mothers are strong! Maybe everywhere in the world?
These three are known to most of you and I would recommend you to try them in Japan, and compare them with those in your home country.
Sushi has been expensive, but ramen is not. Especially we have cup ramen which also tastes well.
But Conveyor Belt sushi makes sushi not special anymore these days. Sushi bento(last pictures) can bought at less than 1000 yen for lunch.
Oh Natto is not here, it was ranked 20th, so even for Japanese, Natto is difficult to eat at first.
Personally, I try to eat more miso, natto, tsukemono (Japanese pickles ) these days as those fermented dishes work well inside a body.
Sake is aslo fermented, but I am so weak at it that I drink Amazake !
Thank you for reading,