List of Japanese Dishes - What did I eat in Japan?

During my trip to Japan in 2018 I tried several dishes, in this article I would like to share all those dishes that I ate during my stay, be it fast food, traditional cuisine or western recipes. I hope you like this list of dishes.

The purpose of this article is to show the huge variety of foods I ate in Japan, thus showing that there is food for all tastes. I really miss the food there, I can't find anything similar in Brazil, which saddens me.

Main Highlights of Japan

We will not talk much about pasta that I left a category just for them. Generally besides pasta I used to eat a lot of meat and a lot gyudon. My friend was very fond of hamburgers, so we went to KFC and local restaurants a few times.

Yakiniku it is one of the best places to eat until clogged, I went more than three times and once was in Hokkaido where I tried mutton. This is a cheap meat carvery where you even roast the meat on the grill at your table.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

In the photo below we have one of the dishes I ate most during my trip, soba and gyudon. One of the most delicious and cheapest dishes in Japan. There are variations with other ingredients like gyudon with cheese and mayonnaise.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

I usually ate karaage for breakfast, konbini skewers. I loved pasta and fried things, I also went to Italian restaurants and other cultures that are common in Japan. Italy, Korea, America, Spain and Germany.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

I also tried traditional dishes like oden, shabu-shabu, gyoza, oyakudon and many others. There were really a lot of foods, I even got lost in how to write and show the photos in this article.

See also a video I recorded of some Japanese foods:

The Ramen I ate in Japan

The first time I went to Japan I loved soba and udon, simple and inexpensive dishes consisting of noodles with some side dishes like tempura flakes. I also loved the frozen macaroni somen and other variants.

On the first trip I didn't have good experiences with ramen, I believe I only ate twice. On Monday my vision changed completely, I ate several dishes of ramen and I liked them all, it is a disappointment not to find them in Brazil.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

In the top photo we have one of the first ramen I ate in Japan, his sauce was quite thick, it was interesting, I don't remember the type but it was close to Hamamatsu. Some outstanding ramen was this one full of chashu that I ordered in the Izu region.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

The first ramen below is very spicy, I ate in the region of Sapporo. The second is tsukemen, where you simply put the noodles into the sauce ramen and then eat. This one I ate in Akihabara with Rodrigo Coelho (Coelho in Japan).

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

Finally the best, the famous Black Sapporo Ramen, from a small establishment called Isono Kazuo nearby in Susukino, Sapporo. The place is small, opens at 10:00 pm, but there is a huge line of people interested in trying it out.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

Snacks and Street Food in Japan

I took thousands of photos, so I decided to assemble them in small thumbnails and talk briefly about each of the images. In the first photo starting on the left we have the famous yakitori, I tried a great variety, very good.

In the second image we have a kind of corn chips covered with a layer of chocolate (I don't remember the name). Followed by a pie and some donuts. In the second row we have seasoned konage karaage and then some sweets from the Mr. Donuts store.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

The donuts and sweets from the image above I bought using a QR code from a line I got from some friends. In the penultimate we have a fish-shaped candy, I don't remember the taste, but it must be fish, I bought it in the Hakone region. Finally a traditional Onigiri.

In the other image we have a traditional hamburger dish from some restaurant that I don't remember, followed by probably Takoyaki. Then a pretzel from a German restaurant in Hokkaido and then I think snake meat from Little world.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

In the bottom row we have some nikuman from Little World, followed by mini pretzels. Finishing the line with some nugets I don't remember what, and another kind of tonkatsu or breaded, but I don't remember that it's not pork.

Then we have a type of salty snack or potato stick served in a glass of yuzu flavor (Japanese lemon). A coffee drink along with chocolate covered coffee beans and a simple ice cream. Finally, we have a delicious hamburger (I believe).

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

In the bottom one we have Okonomiyaki, amazed, with noodles inside. Followed by a delicious burger (I don't remember where) and another hamburger I believe to be from Hokkaido. Finally, I believe it is some smoked meat or salami for starters.

These dumplings that look like cheese bread are actually sweet and have a creamy filling, I tried them on yakiniku, which represents the second photo in the image. Again a hamburger image seen previously and finally Unagidon.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

In the bottom row we have a tonkatsu bought in the market, followed by a delicious konbini sausage along with aloe yogurt (yummy). A tasty chocolate called gaba and another type of chocolate that I can’t identify.

The craziest drinks I've had in Japan

During my first trip I took things that are generally easy to find like Fanta with flavors of peach and melon. On Monday, a friend made me try unusual things like Kiwi and Aloe yogurt.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

We also tried local beverages like eel-flavored coca cola, Mount Fuji water, plum soda, creamy grape soda, jasmine tea, yuzu tea (Japanese lemon), and we also came across a drink with 96% of alcohol content.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

In restaurants I usually drank free drinks that were juice and tea. I also really liked iced coffee, I miss that in Brazil. I also overreacted with milk chocolate coffee from convenience machines.

We spent a night going in 3 Izakaya, interesting that they serve the drink in a kind of glass that is inside another square wooden cup, thus filling both glasses. It was a very fun and expensive night.

List of Japanese dishes - what did I eat in Japan?

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