AUTHENTIC JAPANESE FISH DISHES

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JAPANESE FISH DISHES

You’re familiar with all the typical fish dishes: grilled fish, fried fish, fish and chips, fish tacos, fish sticks, fish cakes. Unfortunately, West’s fish dishes usually characterize by their fried, breaded, and battered counterparts. On the other hand, The Japanese have a much healthier relationship with fish. Japan’s approach to fish is to prioritize flavor, simplicity, and freshness. It’s not about what you add; it’s about what you take away.

 Japanese fish dishes are a type of fish dish from Japanese cuisine. It is traditionally with rice and a variety of raw and cooked fish. The most famous Japanese fish dish is sushi, the raw fish served with rice and some additional toppings. This blog will explore some of the best authentic Japanese fish dishes that are popular in Japan.

ANKIMO

ANKIMO

Ankimo is a Japanese fish dish made with monkfish liver. The liver is rolled into a cylinder shape and steamed, traditionally served with grated daikon, scallions, and ponzu sauce.

TEKKADON

TEKKADON

Tekkadon, a type of donburi, a Japanese rice dish topped with thin-sliced raw tuna sashimi.

NANBANZUKE

A Japanese fish dish consisting of marinated fried fish (mackerel or smelt) with pickled vegetables.

BURI DAIKON

BURI DAIKON

Buri daikon, a traditional Japanese dish consisting of Buri (yellowtail fish) and daikon radish.

FUGU CHIRI

FUGU CHIRI

Fugu chiri, also known as tecchiri, is a Japanese hot pot rich in flavor, made with large chunks of fugu and vegetables and served with ponzu. Fugu nabe is a specialty of Japan’s Kansai region, particularly the Yamaguchi prefecture, as it is close to the Sea of Japan, where pufferfish are in abundance. 

UNADON

UNADON

Unadon, an abbreviation for unagi donburi, known as eel bowl, a Japanese dish that consists of steamed rice topped with grilled kabayaki-style fillets of eels (unagi).

SABA SUSHI

SABA SUSHI

This traditional Japanese sushi is made with mackerel. Saba is cured for many hours with salt and vinegar, resulting in a rich flavor and strong taste.

HITSUMABUSHI

HITSUMABUSHI

Hitsumabushi is a specialty dish from Nagoya, consisting of steamed Japanese rice, barbecue grilled eel fillet. Served with dashi broth/stock.

TEMAKI

TEMAKI

Temaki the popular sushi rolled by hand in a conical shape, traditionally made with rice, raw fish, and vegetables wrapped in nori seaweed paper. A great dish for parties, no equipment needed.

HIMONO

HIMONO

Himono means “dried food,” but it commonly refers to dried fish. Popular himono includes sardine and horse mackerel and is a popular traditional breakfast.

Experiencing and trying local traditional food also provides cultural education.

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