12 years ago by
Responding to the spread of Japanese Restaurant, it just reminds me on my childhood about my passion in cooking. Instead of I always help my mom in her kitchen, like what kids do, They love watching cartoon, Japanese cartoon, Manga! Through Manga, Japanese try to export its cuisine to the world and as the result, it makes Food Manga as one of trademark of the Japanese Culture.
Let?s we looked at back at our childhood. Do you love manga? Have you watched "Doraemon" Movie? Have you ever heard "Dorayaki"? Any idea about "Onigiri", the favorite foods of Jizo Bosatsu who always protect the children? What about the famous cartoon movie the journey of little chef who competes for recognition as the Great Chef through Cooking Competition in "Iron Chefs"? those movie I always watched weekly and even I have the comic books as well. They really inspire me not only as an eating lover but deeply understanding the philosophy of cooking.
It might sound silly but it's true. Here they are several food manga that we can find them all in this real world.
Sushi - Most of us must know well this dishes. Yes, It is one of the many types of nigirizushi, in which hand-molded portions of vinegared rice are topped with slices of raw fish, shellfish, and other ingredients. A small dab of wasabi (Japanese horseradish) is usually placed between the rice and the topping.
Bento - it is a home made package meals. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables as a side dish. Containers range from disposable mass produced to hand crafted lacquerware.
Dorayaki - It is a type of Japanese confection which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from kasutera (Japanese Sponge Cake) wrapped around a filling of sweet red bean paste.
Okonomiyaki - This pancake like dish is made with a batter of flour, eggs, water, shredded cabbage, and a variety of other ingredients such as meat or shrimp.
Ramen - This low-cost Chinese-noodle dish is extremely popular throughout Japan and can be found in a number of regional varieties. Dehydrated and packaged instant ramen, which requires only the addition of boiling water, has become a low-cost favorite worldwide.
Yakiniku - Japanese BBQ.
Tempura - It is a classic Japanese dish of deep fried battered vegetables or seafood.
Wagashi - It is a traditional Japanese confectionery which is often served with tea, especially the types made of mochi, azuki bean paste, and fruits.
Soba - literally it means noodle which can be served cold or hot.
Udon - Udon: thick white wheat noodles served with various toppings, usually in a hot soy-dashi broth, or sometimes in a Japanese curry soup.
Yakizakana - Japanese breakfast usually they use fried fish as the main item of the menu.
Onigiri - Japanese style rice dumplings with filling inside. The filling can be sweet or savory.
Of course they are varies and still a lot of types of food manga out there. Have you been experiencing yourself how they taste? Are they as delicious as what in the movie we watched? If the comic books were in your childhood, why don't you try to make your imagination become real? Drop by to your favorite Japanese Restaurants to hit them up or just one step away to your kitchen and bring the magic of the comic books to the corner of your dining room. Share with friends or family members and "Itadakimaaassu!!".
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