Tradition & Speciality

Mochi 餅

Mochi 餅

Mochi - rice cake prepared by pound steamed rice
Even if mochi should have the origin of China it seems to me to see more mochi in Japan than in China.
It is usually either grilled or boiled in the soup. In the past mochi was eaten only during the news years period.
As it is stickey many foreigners do not like mochi, but rice cracker "okaki" which was also made by mochi is popular and we find it in many European supermarket.

Okonomiyaki お好み焼き

Okonomiyaki お好み焼き

Okonomi - One's favourite
Yaki - fry, grill, bake
Born in originally in Osaka. Every Osakaner are proud of it and every Osakaner has his own recept.
One of the "must" in Osaka is quantity and then price.
You will certainly understand it if you compare okonomiyaki with the bretonnant galette.

Tempura 天ぷら

Tempura 天ぷら

Nobody in Japan doubt that the word "tempura" is originally Portuguese.
And nobody doubt that the tempura is a typical traditional Japanese dish.
Deep fried, yet not fatty. There are deep fried food in almost every country.
If you have'nt tried tempura yet, please make a chance.
The grated white radish is not only for seasoning, but also good for the digestion. So please mix it with sauce.