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Postby suko » Tue 03.18.2008 7:59 pm

Hi all!

I just realised how little i know about japanese food, i mean, aside from the obvious ones: sushi, yakitori, onigiri, ramen etc... Does anyone know a site, or help me learn some food?

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Re: Japanese food

Postby chikara » Tue 03.18.2008 8:15 pm

Have a look here ;)
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Re: Japanese food

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 03.19.2008 10:21 am

GOOGLE is your friend. after you exhaust google, then you have won the internet.
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Re: Japanese food

Postby jenl » Wed 03.19.2008 12:31 pm

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Re: Japanese food

Postby Wakannai » Wed 03.19.2008 8:22 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:GOOGLE is your friend. after you exhaust google, then you have won the internet.


And if google isn't good enough for you, you can always download the internet and do it yourself.
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Re: Japanese food

Postby fielle » Wed 03.19.2008 8:49 pm

Just Google isn't the best if you don't know what you're looking for, in my opinion. So, here are some other types of foods you might want to look up by name:
okonomiyaki (cabbage-pancake-like-thing)
shougayaki (ginger pork)
nabe (pot-dishes of various types)
sukiyaki (a good winter dish)
gyoza and shumai (dumplings--maybe more Chinese than Japanese?)
udon, soba, somen (other types of Japanese noodles--many different varieties, like with ramen)

Justhungry.com is written by a Japanese woman in Switzerland, and has a collection of both Japanese and Continental recipes. She also has a separate site just for bento-making. I particularly like her nibuta recipe. Good for leftovers!
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Re: Japanese food

Postby chikara » Wed 03.19.2008 9:09 pm

fielle wrote:Just Google isn't the best if you don't know what you're looking for, in my opinion. So, here are some other types of foods you might want to look up by name:
okonomiyaki (cabbage-pancake-like-thing)
shougayaki (ginger pork)
nabe (pot-dishes of various types)
sukiyaki (a good winter dish)
gyoza and shumai (dumplings--maybe more Chinese than Japanese?)
udon, soba, somen (other types of Japanese noodles--many different varieties, like with ramen)....

If you only look at the first two links in the Google search I posted I believe you will find all of those dishes, except shougayaki, plus lots more :)
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Re: Japanese food

Postby fielle » Thu 03.20.2008 10:38 am

chikara wrote:If you only look at the first two links in the Google search I posted I believe you will find all of those dishes, except shougayaki, plus lots more :)


But how do you know which are the deliciousest ones?

I guess . . . I feel it's nicer to contribute something that isn't just a link to a google search. Some websites have better instructions than others, are set up more usefully, etc. Even though google has a lot of power, people can still provide a lot that google can't. We have opinions and preferences which can be a lot more helpful than mathematical algorithms.
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Re: Japanese food

Postby Wakannai » Thu 03.20.2008 10:46 am

fielle wrote:
chikara wrote:
But how do you know which are the deliciousest ones?


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Re: Japanese food

Postby fielle » Thu 03.20.2008 12:01 pm

Chicken is deliciouser than Pork? I am not sure I believe this . . .
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Re: Japanese food

Postby sei » Thu 03.20.2008 12:34 pm

Since we're going into that... I definitely have to say Teriyaki chicken.
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Re: Japanese food

Postby IndigoKitsune42 » Fri 04.11.2008 1:24 pm

Sushi! - sadly I have only had it with pepperoni, but I love seaweed an write rice.
Sake - it might taste horrible, but its worth it all you need is something to get the taste out of your mouth before the next drink.
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Re: Japanese food

Postby Wakannai » Sun 04.13.2008 1:34 am

IndigoKitsune42 wrote:Sushi! - sadly I have only had it with pepperoni,


Genius!

I love pepperoni; I love sushi. So put them together! Why didn't I think of that?

I wonder what they would say if I asked for some pepperoni in my Dragon roll.
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Re: Japanese food

Postby chikara » Sun 04.13.2008 8:05 pm

Wakannai wrote:
fielle wrote:
chikara wrote:
But how do you know which are the deliciousest ones?

I certainly did not. :x
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Re: Japanese food

Postby chikara » Sun 04.13.2008 8:12 pm

fielle wrote:But how do you know which are the deliciousest ones?

I guess . . . I feel it's nicer to contribute something that isn't just a link to a google search. .. . . .

A google search that contained hundreds of links to sites which answered the OP's request. You opinion of which food are the deliciousest :shock: ones is of little relevance.

I feel it is nicer not to drag threads off topic ;)
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