Tips for cooking an authentic Japanese meal


Tips for cooking an authentic Japanese meal

Tips for cooking an authentic Japanese meal

It's fun to try your hand at making different foods from all over the world. If you're planning to do some Japanese cooking in the near future, consider these tips:

Add a finishing touch – "Some form of garnish is almost always present in a Japanese dish helping to add contrast in the taste, texture and color of the food," states Globetrotter Diaries, a culinary blog. "Grated daikon, thinly sliced ginger, or a sprinkling of sesame seeds are very common garnishes while vegetables fashioned into flowers and other shapes add a special touch."

Consider seasonal elements - The source notes that this goes beyond simply the food you plan to include in your meal, and extends to the type of dinnerware and tableware that you use. For example, colors like yellow and orange are perfect for an autumn feast, while a bamboo serving basket adds a seasonal element to a summer meal.

Incorporate a sense of balance – When it comes to putting together a Japanese meal, presentation matters. In fact, many traditional dishes are as much a work of art as they are a tasty grouping of foods, so don't be afraid to get creative. Remember, though, that minimalism is key, so make sure you don't overdo it.

Of course, the best way to hone your Japanese food-making skills is to visit this Eastern country and dine at some of its traditional restaurants. If you're thinking about taking a Japan vacation this year, consider booking your trip through Japan Deluxe Tour. We offer a number of affordable Japan travel deals that may be just what you're looking for.

Need Assistance? Call: USA/Canada 1-800-285-2726 Australia (02) 8006 4411 Contact Us Brochure