In recent years, Japanese food has undergone something of a revolution, and become one of the world’s most favoured restaurant choices. While the rumours of raw fish were putting off the western public for decades, common sense has prevailed, and the Japanese restaurant industry is booming.
The main draw for people visiting Japanese restaurants is sushi. Sushi consists of rice rolled in seaweed paper, and containing a filling, such as salmon or vegetables. Sushi is often served with soy sauce and wasabi, with some pickled ginger to cleanse the palate after each bite.
Another famous Japanese dish is ramen. Ramen is a type of noodle dish which is served in a hot broth with vegetables, and sometimes also meat. The soup is flavoured with soy and miso and has a creamy, silky texture; ensuring that each spoon of ramen is utterly delicious.
Japanese drinks have also taken off in recent years. Favorite beers from the country to enjoy when you go for a Japanese meal include Asahi. Sake is a kind of Japanese rice wine, with an alcohol percentage of 15%–17% and complements Japanese, and other cuisines, exceptionally well.