Did you know Tokyo has more Michelin stars than Paris and New York combined? As the foodies’ capital of the world, you will never be disappointed by the fine dining nor vibrant local food culture at Izakaya.
Sushi is indeed one of the world’s most famous Japanese Dishes. Sushi is often served with marinated rice, wasabi paste and soy sauce and marinated ginger pickles. Nigiri style (raw fish filet on top of the pressed vinegar rice) was originated in Tokyo as fast food back in Edo era (1603-1868).
Tempura is one of quintessential Japanese dish, deep fried battered seasonal delicacies, that can be fish or vegetables. Ten-don is easier variation, tempura with sweet soy source is placed on top of the bed of rice.
Healthy buckwheat noodles are either served cold with dipping source, or in hot broth. You can top with tempura, fried bean curd, or duck meat.
The dish is made from small pieces of grilled chicken meat on wooden skewers and is with variety of chicken parts. The yakitori pieces are usually grilled on charcoal, and served with sweet soy source (tare) or salt (shio).
Chanko-nabe is hot pot cooking traditionally served at sumo wrestlers’ stable houses in order to provide them various nutrients with meat, sea food and vegetables. Many chanko-nabe restaurants are run by former sumo wrestlers, and that is why you will find many of them in Ryogoku, where Kokugikan Sumo Stadium is located.
Japanese people are not shy to try food from around the world, and you will be surprised with the wide variety of international cuisines you can try in Tokyo, prepared by either foreign chefs or Japanese chefs trained abroad. From Chinese, Korean, Indian to Italian, French and Spanish, there will be plenty of options if you want to try food other than Japanese.
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