The food in Japan is very diverse and there is something for everyone’s taste.Taste-of-Japan_pastries2

For me, the most unexpected thing was the very good pastries and
a lot of variety and really cute shapes.Taste-of-Japan_pastries3
Not to mention very delicious…Taste-of-Japan_pastries1
I do not like overly sugary desserts, and I want to say that the desserts were a little sweetened, but always perfectly balanced.Taste-of-Japan_caffe3
The coffee tasted like the coffee in Europe.Taste-of-Japan_coffee
Matcha tea is a traditional Japanese tea that we enjoyed watching being made in many placesTaste-of-Japan_tea
The prices in cafes are not more expensive than in the prices in Europe and America.Taste-of-Japan_Starbucks
For example in Pablo Coffee.Taste-of-Japan_pablo_caffee
 You can try the hot pastries.Taste-of-Japan_pablo_caffee1
If you want a quick and inexpensive snack  – there are a lot of small restaurants, where food is cooked in the open kitchen.Taste-of-Japan_Nakau1
First, you choose the meal on the pictures in the vending machines, then you pay the machine and your order gets sent automatically to the kitchen.Taste-of-Japan_meal3
Very often we have eaten in the Nakau restaurants.Taste-of-Japan_Nakau
The restaurant showed below only had 2 people who performed all the work from washing dishes, cooking food, and serving the visitorsTaste-of-Japan_meal7
The price of a meal could be from 8 to 20 US dollars.Taste-of-Japan_meal2
Around the railway stations and the shopping centers on different floors, you can visit the dozens of restaurants and cafés.Taste-of-Japan_pastries5
You can eat delicious and satisfying food.Taste-of-Japan_meal1
Plaster dishes and photos of the menu with the price is usually displayed in front of the entrance.Taste-of-Japan_geisha
We have tried the set of noodle soup, curry soup,Taste-of-Japan_meal6
buckwheat noodles from gray flour, and tempura soups.Taste-of-Japan_meal5
Our breakfast at the hotel was also included and had things like noodle soups, fried fish soups, pickled plum and many different delicacies.Taste-of-Japan_prince_hotel
Of course, the main product that the Japanese eat is rice. I’ve noticed that a crucial role in the Japanese gastronomical philosophy is the fresh seasonal ingredients that create beautiful dishes.Taste-of-Japan_cake2Taste-of-Japan_cake1
Japan has extremely high hygiene standards, which ensures that the products are always fresh.Taste-of-Japan_pastries8
The most expensive Japanese restaurants are traditional (ryotei). These restaurants have separate rooms, where geishas entertain customersTaste-of-Japan_geisha2
waitresses in kimono, serve a ceremonial dinner, consisting of a dozen dishes.Taste-of-Japan_sashimi1
The bill in such a restaurant can start from 200 US$ and end with more than a thousand dollars. It is still difficult to get there, many ryotei accepts visitors only based on the recommendation and do not like foreigners.
Tipping in Japan is not accepted, the attempt by the waiter can be regarded as a personal insult.
Alcohol in Japan is much cheaper than in Canada, and the beer is very good quality. I especially liked the following brands: Sapporo, Asahi.
I was also very pleased with the Japanese whiskey.
Street food in Japan is so diverse that I decided to make a separate post about it. I promise not to
delay …Taste-of-Japan_matcha_tea



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