The food in Japan is very diverse and there is something for everyone’s taste.
For me, the most unexpected thing was the very good pastries and
a lot of variety and really cute shapes.
Not to mention very delicious…
I do not like overly sugary desserts, and I want to say that the desserts were a little sweetened, but always perfectly balanced.
The coffee tasted like the coffee in Europe.
Matcha tea is a traditional Japanese tea that we enjoyed watching being made in many places
The prices in cafes are not more expensive than in the prices in Europe and America.
For example in Pablo Coffee.
You can try the hot pastries.
If you want a quick and inexpensive snack – there are a lot of small restaurants, where food is cooked in the open kitchen.
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.
Very often we have eaten in the Nakau restaurants.
The restaurant showed below only had 2 people who performed all the work from washing dishes, cooking food, and serving the visitors
The price of a meal could be from 8 to 20 US dollars.
Around the railway stations and the shopping centers on different floors, you can visit the dozens of restaurants and cafés.
You can eat delicious and satisfying food.
Plaster dishes and photos of the menu with the price is usually displayed in front of the entrance.
We have tried the set of noodle soup, curry soup,
buckwheat noodles from gray flour, and tempura soups.
Our breakfast at the hotel was also included and had things like noodle soups, fried fish soups, pickled plum and many different delicacies.
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.
Japan has extremely high hygiene standards, which ensures that the products are always fresh.
The most expensive Japanese restaurants are traditional (ryotei). These restaurants have separate rooms, where geishas entertain customers
waitresses in kimono, serve a ceremonial dinner, consisting of a dozen dishes.
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