Unique Foods Only in Japan

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Talking about Japan, there are a lot of things that we donot know about this small but weird country. In terms of food, Japan is not only famous for familiar dishes like Ramen noodles or fresh Sashimi seafood. Today the insect has become a popular dish in many countries such as China, Cambodia and Japan is no exception. They also have many dishes using insects, especially insect sushi. If you’re visiting Japan, venture beyond sushi and try the following weird foods like Japanese ice cream, venomous fish, raw horse meat and so on. These are the slimiest, hairiest, chewiest and smelliest foods commonly eaten in Japanese households.

 


Japan is famous for its unique ice cream flavors such as fish, octopus, shrimp, horse meat and beef tongue. The color of this ice cream is not very nice and as for flavor, not everyone can eat.

Japan is famous for its unique ice cream flavors such as fish, octopus, shrimp, horse meat and beef tongue. The color of this ice cream is not very nice and as for flavor, not everyone can eat.

 


Venomous fish called Fugu is made from puffer fish but we can’t eat liver, skin and ovaries of this fish which paralyze muscles. To cook this dish requires high-level chefs.

Venomous fish called Fugu is made from puffer fish but we can’t eat liver, skin and ovaries of this fish which paralyze muscles. To cook this dish requires high-level chefs.

 


Food from reproductive organs of fish is named Shirako which is popular in Japanese pubs.

Food from reproductive organs of fish is named Shirako which is popular in Japanese pubs.

 


Bee biscuits include the bees captured directly in the forest. And the interesting thing is that this biscuit is baked and distributed to those who belong to love-bee club.

Bee biscuits include the bees captured directly in the forest. And the interesting thing is that this biscuit is baked and distributed to those who belong to love-bee club.

 


Raw horse meat called Basashi is the traditional food in Tohoku region, Japan. People usually cut horse meat into thin slices and eat.

Raw horse meat called Basashi is the traditional food in Tohoku region, Japan. People usually cut horse meat into thin slices and eat.

 


When you eat these tiny transparent fish called Shirouo, they will jump in the mouth.

When you eat these tiny transparent fish called Shirouo, they will jump in the mouth.

 


Zazamushi is quite common in Japan and ingredients for this dish are the aquatic insects living in the river bank.

Zazamushi is quite common in Japan and ingredients for this dish are the aquatic insects living in the river bank.

 


Fermented soybeans known as natto is commonly used in Japanese breakfast.

Fermented soybeans known as natto is commonly used in Japanese breakfast.

 


Shiokara seafood is made from various fermented fish and salt. Indeed many visitors will not dare eating it right from this first look.

Shiokara seafood is made from various fermented fish and salt. Indeed many visitors will not dare eating it right from this first look.

 


Insect sushi is made by a Japanese writer, Shoichi Uchiyama.

Insect sushi is made by a Japanese writer, Shoichi Uchiyama.

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/06/17