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Yummy Japanese Foods 日本美食

My impression of authentic Japanese foods is their focus on freshness of the raw ingredients and the quality of the food. The attention to details in the cooking is another signature of ‘made in Japan’ products.

东京的美食多不胜数。价格稍微昂贵(在东京嘛),但物有所值。

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Even this simple hot soba noodle we tried at the foot hill of Mt. Fuji (next to Lake Kawaguchiko) was really tasty (may be we were hungry).

在河口湖畔吃到的荞麦面。那只炸虾像条小船在湖上泛舟。看到我都想像鲸鱼般把它吞噬了。

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We ate lots of ramen on the recent trip to Tokyo. One of the best experience was eating at the narrow lane at Shinjuku.

位于新宿西口旁的思出橫丁是最大的收获。半夜时分在这里的小巷吃碗拉面或是喝杯酒,这才是道地的日本风情。

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The best (again, because we were hungry) was the Sansada tempura at Asakusa, opened since 1838. The tempura was soften by the sauce. Restaurant opens on 11:30am and make sure you queue earlier for the limited seats.

浅草雷门旁的三定是间百年老店。记得早点排队。天婦羅丼是招牌菜。

 

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Many tourists would try the fresh (but over priced) sushi at the Fish Market. I am not a raw food enthusiast, so I will go for cooked food.

许多人喜欢到筑地鱼市场吃寿司。我并不喜欢吃生食,尤其是还会动的那种。

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I would say the ramen store at the outer market tasted good (especially the soup) and the price is reasonable.

筑地外市场有几家不错的拉面档。汤头鲜甜。

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Anything highly recommended is the variety of fried fish cakes sold at the outer market. The snack below has bacon wrapped around the fish paste. Could you imagine the taste of it? We tried one of the fishcake (250円), it was goooood.

记得到筑地外市场去买鲜炸鱼饼,令人回味无穷。

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Most of the temple offer the vegetarian noodle. This variant has slice of meat as topping.

我们在浅草和川越古镇都有吃当地的太面。

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All the meats are 50% fat 50% lean meat to ensure tenderness. I am not a fan of animal fat, so I couldn’t finish the fatty portion of this seemingly taste good beef rice.

虽然肥瘦参半的肉可能润滑点,但是我还是喜欢吃瘦肉。

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I prefer lean meat even though the texture is tougher.

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The Japanese rice is generally short and round in shape as compared to the rice species produced in China or Thailand. The texture is slightly sticky which is convenient to be eaten with chopstick.

日本的珍珠米也是令人难忘。粒粒有嚼劲。

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