Japan is truly a foodie paradise, every little corner there is always something to try, food is a huge part of the Japanese culture, as a self proclaimed foodie i couldn't wait to try all the amazing food japan had to offer and here i am sharing them with you, Enjoy!
Whether it is a sushi bar, a restaurant, 7 eleven, obviously you got try sushi in Japan, I really recommend to go to sushi bars as much as you can, you get a real feeling of the Japanese culture and you can grab tons of plates and try different sushi flavour’s, until your belly can’t take it anymore, and of course you also need to visit the famous Tsukiji fish market.( for my article on the Tskuji market click here)
2.Japanese style crepe
Japanese style crepes are different from the French ones, the base is the same but the toppings are insane, they have all kinds of unimaginable combinations, you have cheesecake, ice cream and fruits crepes, you really need to see by yourself, I asked the one who looked the most simple, just strawberry and chocolate and cream and it was already too much toppings for me, but well it’s a la Japanese style, while your walking in Harajuku don’t forget to grab one.
Sake is one of japan's most famous alcoholic beverage, sake is like Baijiu for Chinese, soju for the Koreans or Kissangua for Angolans, even Vodka for the Russians, there’s a huge variety of sake and they can be pretty strong I normally don’t like pure alcohol, except wine but this sake was actually good, was sweet than the normal and creamier a little bit similar to the Korean rice beer, so if your like me and don't really like very strong pure alcohol, you can always ask them if they have fruity and sweet sake.
I searched for them everywhere, there had mochiballs but not the one like in the picture, they are normally famous in the spring and I was in japan on the fall, mochi balls are simply rice balls, they are sweet normally eating as a dessert, after searching for so long I finally found them in a random train station in Osaka.
5.Kobe beef’ Wagyu beef
If you happen to visit the bamboo forest in Kyoto, you must pay a visit to Otsuka steakhouse, We tried two different kinds of beef, which were super, duper, amazingly tender, one of the best beef I ever had, if you enjoy a good meat and happen to be in the area you should totally pay them a visit.
I am sure you guys already know this popular Japanese dish, basically a deep fired cutlet, that comes with rice and their amazing sauce that you make it by yourself, its so yummy, and its good if you need a break from consuming too much raw fish.
Takoyaki, the famous octopus balls is originally from Osaka, but of course you can find it anywhere in Japan, we tried in Dotonbori in Osaka, and it was very delicious that i regretted not buying more, you can check my youtube channel Kyoto and Osaka travel diary to have a more accurate idea of how they make those yummy threats.
Gyoza is similar to dumplings, but much more thin than a Chinese dumpling and so full of flavour, we visited chao chao sanjo Kiyamachi because in Tripadvisor, was among the top 3 best restaurants in Kyoto, after seeing all the pictures and reading the comments we wanted to see what was all the hype about, this little cozy eatery blew my mind, the gyozas were amazing, they had all kinds of flavour’s, from curry, cheese, anything and chocolate oh my god, this one stole my hearth, we ordered twice, we couldn’t get enough of those gyozas, I would totally just got to Kyoto to eat them again.
Normally yakitori is grilled chicken, meat, vegetables and so many other delicacies, we found this cozy restaurant around the Mori tower area and had a yakitori experience, we also had meat, soup and many other things, we ordered a set and it was very good, you can find yakitori type of eatery everywhere.
Of course we couldn't forget the Ramen, Since your in Japan why not try a Japanese style udon noodle, they are tasty and nutritious and since your trying the ramen, don’t forget some tempura and sushi to go with it.