Things about Japan: Food

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In today's article we will have a great compilation of information and curiosities about Food. Below you will find curiosities and information related to food and cuisine in Japan.

  • Japan has the most vending machines in the world. These machines are known as hanbaiki;
  • Convenience stores called konbini are found everywhere. There you can find all kinds of food that you never dreamed of finding in Brazil. You can also buy the famous obentos that are Japanese lunchboxes, without having to make your lunch;
  • Japanese food is not as expensive as most people think. Vegetables and meats have a high price compared to Brazil, but it is very affordable for the Japanese salary;
  • It can be said that the Japanese people eat the most well in the world. It has already been proven in several surveys that Japanese cuisine is one of the richest and most diverse in the world;

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  • The main foods in Japan are rice, noodles, fish accompanied by various leaves and roots, vegetables and legumes… and it is normal to season all food with ginger;
  • The traditional Japanese breakfast is called Asa gohan, which means morning rice. It's a complete meal similar to lunch and dinner, with white rice, fish, misoshiro and tsukemono, and you're satisfied with a bread xD
  • Yes, there are expensive fruits and vegetables, which can reach up to 2 thousand reais, but they are artistic fruits, with different shapes and rare for collectors, but the price of a normal and very affordable natural food, and if you play they eat much more fruit than us, that we waste;
  • There are no beans in Japanese cuisine, there are sweet beans that are only used to make sweets, this means that your mother cannot make excuses that if you don't eat beans you will get sick, since in Japan it is the country with the most centenarian elderly people. ;
  • In Japan there is barbecue, meat is not expensive, there are even restaurants where you cook your barbecue, roast the meat. and eat with friends..;
  • It is normal to find sweets, dumplings, various things derived from rice and rice flour;
  • It is normal to find rice plantations all over the city;
  • Although Japanese cuisine is very natural, full of things that many don't like like vegetables and fish. The Japanese manage to transform these foods and leave them with completely unique flavors that arouse the interest of many who hate it. I don't like fish myself, but I love sushi;

Processed foods

  • It is normal to find industrialized foods with gifts and packaging for anime and games;
  • Sweets, Japan is rich in sweets and chocolates and with completely different flavors, and it's normal to find chocolates with tea flavors. wasabi, pepper, pumpkin, even oven-roasted bars. Not only more savory sweets also have their exotic flavors, not just fish but of various things, and it is common to find Doritos and Avocado Cheetos, and even pepsi flavor;
  • There are several types of food for children to eat while playing, such as Powders that turn into candies in sushi or bento formats;
  • There are several flavors of industrialized foods such as sweets and snacks, soft drinks and beverages, which have their flavors for a limited time or region;
  • Everything made in Japan is made to be easy and practical, including the ways to open packages and boxes of foods like milk;
  • It is normal to find vending machines (hanbaiki) even in the middle of the woods, on highways, mountains, even next to a supermarket, and the interesting thing is that nobody breaks in or steals like in Brazil;
  • KitKat is one of the most famous sweets from Japan, unlike Brazil, which has only one flavor… there must be more than 8,000 there, orange peel, chocolate with pepper, Raspberry, wasabi, beans, tea, etc.;
Things about japan: food

Customs and Etiquette

  • Before eating you say Itadakimasu, an expression used to thank you for food, and when you finish you can say Gochisousama [deshita];
  • It is normal to serve hot and cold drinks in hanbaiki, and the Japanese are very fond of coffee, tea and bitter things. No idea how bitter green tea there is;
  • Ohashi, chopsticks are often much more practical than any fork or spoon, and even easier. But don't worry, it's not unusual to eat with a fork in Japan;
  • Garbage is totally separated and should not be exposed on the street like in Brazil, because of the crows… there is a 100% Functional collection system;
  • Starving yourself in Japan is impossible due to the thousands of varieties of things to eat. Food from shopping malls, which here tends to be expensive for some, there it is much cheaper without taking into account the salary earned;
  • In Japan it is customary for students to bring their own bentos to school;
  • In Japan there is beer for children. Would that be an incentive to drink in the future?
  • It's easy to find sweet bean-flavored foods. This bean jam is as sweet as the sweet potato jam;
  • Food in Japan is taken seriously, it's like an art, the bento is a living proof of that. Sometimes they exaggerate their creations by making people drink even from toy toilets;
  • Regarding recycling, it is not normal to find garbage cans on the streets. When buying something at the vending machines, you should carry the garbage home or until you find a place;

the art of cooking

  • Onigiri – rice balls stuffed with chicken, meat or sauce are very popular, especially as a quick snack;
  • It's easy to find gadgets to help with cooking like apple and banana cutters, package openers and more;
  • In Japan it is not common to find French bread. But there are several different breads, mainly stuffed, even bread stuffed with yakisoba;
  • It is normal for them to mix sweet and savory flavors, it is possible to find shrimp snacks with chocolate;
Things about japan: food
  • It is normal to find small empty stalls in the middle of nowhere where you can find various vegetables and fruits. In these places, the person simply takes the product and deposits the money in a box, and no one usually steals;
  • There are several festivals in Japan, where you can buy dango, takoyaki, tempura and others;
  • It is very normal to make faces, arts, in food;
  • Unlike in Brazil, they usually separate the food into several containers, even the obento usually comes all separate;

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