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16 sorts of Japanese-style Western cuisine (洋食)

Japanese people like to arrange something.
These arrangements are Western dishes adapted to Japanese tastes.

Today, I introduce the typical Japanese food types.

food type

Japanese food type is divided into 3 types as follows.

Washoku (和食): Japanese unique cuisine
Chuka (中華): Chinese cuisine
Yoshoku / Youshoku (洋食): Westerners. Including French, Thai, Africa or Italian etc.

So, I explain about  Yoshoku(洋食) here.

Yoshoku(洋食) meaning

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Except for Japanese cuisine (Washoku / 和食) and Chinese cuisine (中華) are called Yoshoku (洋食). This syllabus has 4 “Yo-u-sho-ku”.

So, Italian, French, African, Thai…but, Japanese Yoshoku is arranged for Japanese. 

Korean foods are not including Yoshoku.
Japanese loves Korean foods! They are so cool💗

Yoshoku recipe

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Here are 16 Japanese Yoshoku recipes that are popular among Japanese people.
You might be think strange recipe… 😨

Wafuu hamburger steak(和風ハンバーグステーキ)

Wafu (和風) means Japanese style. 

This recipe is a shiso leaf and daikon oroshi on the top with ponzu or light Teriyaki sauce. 

Refreshingly seasoned and low calorie! Very popular among Japanese women.

FYI: Orangepage
Source: https://www.orangepage.net/recipes/detail_300064

Omurice (オムライス)

This recipe is easy!
The omelette stuffed with stir-fried ketchup rice, chicken and veggies.

Every Japanese loves this menu!

FYI: DELISH KITCHEN
Source: https://delishkitchen.tv/recipes/136626092508184845

Japanese Curry (カレー)

One of the 3 favorite Yoshoku recipe of Japanese people. Japanese curry is introduced on a separate page.
This is a recipe for making “Japanese Curry Roux”.

FYI: macaroni
Source: https://macaro-ni.jp/58533

korokke(コロッケ)

We call Croquettes “Korokke“. 

This originated in France, but I am sure Japanese loves this recipe more than French people.
There are at least 30 different croquette recipes so that I can not introduce all of them here.
So, this is the basic recipe only.

FYI: Shirogohan.com
Source: https://www.sirogohan.com/recipe/korokke/

Ebi-fry(海老フライ)

The Japanese way of eating fried shrimp is to serve it with tartar sauce and sauce on top.

FYI: KIKKOMAN
Source: https://www.kikkoman.co.jp/homecook/search/recipe/00004692/index.html

Tonkatsu(とんかつ)

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Tonkatsu is a pork cutlet.

I heard that beef cutlet is the most common recipe overseas. In Japan, it is more common to use pork.

FYI: cookpad.com
Source: https://cookpad.com/recipe/3105823

Omelette(オムレツ)

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Japanese omelet is fried ground meats and sliced onions with ketchup on top of it. This is one of the recipes that kids love.

FYI: kurashiru.com
Source: https://www.kurashiru.com/recipes/c6e4bf7c-b6a8-49d8-870b-a90a9ffbf40b

Potato salad(ポテトサラダ)

Japanese potato salad is made with boiled potatoes, chopped onions and ham, and mayonnaise. It is not mashed potatoes. 

As this is a recipe that goes very well with beer, it is especially popular among men in Japan.

FYI: QP
Source: https://www.kewpie.co.jp/recipes/basicsalad/salad01/

Tamagoyaki sandwich (卵焼きサンドイッチ)

“Tamagoyaki(卵焼き)” means the girlled eggs. Egg sandwiches are usually made by mashing a boiled egg with mayonnaise, but in Japan, there are sandwiches made with grilled eggs.

FYI: DELISH KITCHEN
Source: https://delishkitchen.tv/recipes/158897805862109676

Mentaiko pasta(明太子パスタ)

Mentaiko(明太子)” means spicy cod roe. This pasta is a bit spicy. It has a light and refreshing flavor despite using the butter. It is served with chopped Shiso leaves and nori on the top. Low in calories, it is highly recommended for women!

 This is one of the most popular pasta recipes in Japan.

FYI: nissui.co.jp
Source: https://www.nissui.co.jp/recipe/01123.html

Menchi katsu (メンチカツ)

The meaning of “Menchi katsu” is mince cutlet.

This is a croquette made from a hamburger cutlet.

FYI: cookpad.com
Source: https://cookpad.com/recipe/1847041

Yaki Napolitan(焼きナポリタン)

Yaki Napolitan means “Grilled Spaghetti Napolitana”. This recipe is a stir-fried ketchup-based spaghetti with chopped onion, green pepper, and some sausage or bacons…Moreover, spaghetti is washed in water like udon noodles, so it’s soft and stretchy…Awful…I can’t introduce this recipe to the Italians!

This recipe was created more than 50 years ago, when the Japanese first learned about pasta. Japanese did not know ”Al Dente”. So we thought it was just like udon noodles and washed it with water.

This is why it is popular among people over 40 years old, as they say it tastes nostalgic.

FYI: lettuceclub.net
Source: https://www.lettuceclub.net/recipe/dish/18104/

Fruits sandwich(フルーツサンドイッチ)

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FYI: FOODIE
Source: https://mi-journey.jp/foodie/62021/

Misedan(見せ断)

The term “Misedan” is now in vogue in Japan.
It means “To show a cross-section”. Melons, sandwiches, sweets or lunch boxes are sold with the contents split in half.
If you don’t, you won’t know what’s inside.

Well, usually cakes and sandwiches have visible cross sections…

Stuffed cabbage(ロールキャベツ)

In Japan, it is called “Roll cabbage”. This recipe was introduced from Turkey. The wrapped cabbage is tied with kampyo (Dried gourd shavings) instead of string! Of course, you can eat this string too!

FYI: Shirogohan.com
Source: https://www.sirogohan.com/recipe/ro-rukyabetumaku/

Meat sauce pasta(ミートソース)

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This is Japanese spaghetti Bolognese recipe. Although I have eaten real Bolognese pasta in Bologna, it was used with mostly farfalli. In the U.S.A, most people use tagliatelle. I am not sure that  penne or rigatoni are for the real pasta of this taste?
Tell me, Italians!

FYI: Nadia.com
Source: https://oceans-nadia.com/user/14996/recipe/381073

Macaroni au gratin(マカロニグラタン)

Ce’ le Gratin Léger à la japonais. Although this type gratin is said “light meal”, I don’t think so.

This menu is the most popular among Japanese kids.

FYI: Ajinomoto
Source: https://park.ajinomoto.co.jp/recipe/card/705647/

Some of the recipes look strange and awful disgusting… but they are surprisingly tasty…Give them a try!

Good luck🤞

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