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Eat Japan

Eat Japan

by Lonely Planet Food


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The complete companion to Japanese culinary culture

Whether it's rubbing your chopsticks together, handing money to a sushi chef or setting your foot directly on the floor when removing your shoes, we'll tell you exactly what not to do to avoid looking like an ignorant tourist. Brush up on restaurant etiquette, local customs and what ingredients to expect in Lonely Planet's Eat Japan.

To help you feel prepared for the Japanese food scene we'll cover how, when and where to eat, etiquette dos and don'ts, and what classic regional specialties are a must try. You'll find the best places to eat in every region as well as what to order when you're there and how to eat it. If you are looking for an authentic and immersive foodie experience but don't know where to start, Eat Japan is your answer.

  • In-depth background on local food and traditions
  • Practical info on popular food neighborhoods
  • The visually appealing layout will help first-time food lovers get the most from their trip

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838690519
Publisher: Lonely Planet Global Limited
Publication date: 05/19/2021
Series: Eat Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 173,486
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

History & Culture 8

History of Japanese cuisine 12

Zen & the art of green tea 18

Seasoning 20

How the Japanese eat 22

Home cooking 26

Seasonality 34

Etiquette 41

Where & How to Eat 44

Places to eat 46

Restaurant etiquette 49

Eating etiquette 51

Shokudo 53

Izakaya 54

Yakitori 57

Sushi 59

Sukiyaki & shabu-shabu 62

Tempura 65

Ramen 66

Soba & udon 68

Tonkatsu 71

Okonomiyaki 72

Wagashi 74

Kaiseki 75

Nabe 76

Fusion 78

Yoshoku 79

Special diets 82

Staples 86

Okome (rice) 90

Omame (beans) 96

Men/menrui (noodles) 105

Seafood 112

Yasi/sansai (vegetables) 128

Niku (meat) 138

Drinks 142

Tea 144

Kohi (coffee) 150

Sofuto dorinku (soft drinks) 151

Jidohanbaiki 152

Biru (beer) 154

O-sake/nihonshu (sake) 159

Shochu 166

Budo-shu(wine) 167

Ume-she (plum wine) 168

Whisky 169

Regional Cuisine 170

Hokkaido 174

Tohoku 179

Tokyo 183

Kyoto 190

Osaka 197

Hiroshima Prefecture 201

Shikoku 202

Ehime 204

Kochi 205

Kyushu 207

Okinawa 210

Phrases 214

Index 220

Acknowledgements 224

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