Japanese people like to arrange something.
These arrangements are Western dishes adapted to Japanese tastes.
Today, I introduce the typical Japanese food types.
- Japanese food type
- Yoshoku(洋食) meaning
- Yoshoku recipe
- Wafuu hamburger steak(和風ハンバーグステーキ)
- Omurice (オムライス)
- Japanese Curry (カレー)
- Potato salad(ポテトサラダ)
- Tamagoyaki sandwich (卵焼きサンドイッチ)
- Mentaiko pasta(明太子パスタ)
- Menchi katsu (メンチカツ)
- Yaki Napolitan(焼きナポリタン)
- Fruits sandwich(フルーツサンドイッチ)
- Stuffed cabbage(ロールキャベツ)
- Meat sauce pasta(ミートソース)
- Macaroni au gratin(マカロニグラタン)
Japanese 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.
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💗
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)
This recipe is easy!
The omelette stuffed with stir-fried ketchup rice, chicken and veggies.
Every Japanese loves this menu!
FYI: DELISH KITCHEN
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.
Japanese omelet is fried ground meats and sliced onions with ketchup on top of it. This is one of the recipes that kids love.
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.
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
“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.
Menchi katsu (メンチカツ)
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.
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…
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!
Meat sauce pasta(ミートソース)
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!
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.
Some of the recipes look strange and awful disgusting… but they are surprisingly tasty…Give them a try!