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Foreigners in Japan

Foreigners travel in Japan feels great and awesome.

The cherry tree in spring and the snow in winter.

桜
cherry tree
雪
SNOW

The food will makes you crazy and soooo…delicious.

日本料理
japanese foods

But when a foreigner lives in Japan, it’s very difficult and so many things that need to understand and adapt.

In this website we will  help you make your life easier .

Another  thing that you need to know that Japan is expensive.

高価
expensive

When I travel Philippines its more expensive.

I work as and English Teacher so I can recommend you to check this site and Ill assure to teach you techniques on how to make English sentences and the pronunciation.

Japanese foods

Temupura

Tempura is one of the popular dish in Japan. It was introduced by the Portuguese in Nagasaki in Japan  during the late 16th century, and was developed over the centuries into a popular dish in Japan and throughout other countries.  Tempura can be found in many types of restaurants in and out of the country, it’s now very common food because of it’s delicious different taste.

In the Philippines tempura was very in demand food for any occasion and for student across the schools, many vendors engage to have business of tempura because, aside from it’s yummy delicious taste that student longed to buy it is very easy to make and prepare. Tempura is one of the best source of income by the Filipino vendors.

There are different types of tempura and some of its popular variety pieces is:

Ebi ( shrimp/prawn) –  popular tempura ingredient that can be found in all tempura dishes.

Sakana (fish) – small fillets or whole small fish are made into tempura pieces. Commonly used is Whitefish such as Japanese whiting, whitebait, goby and the sweetfish.

Nasu (eggplant) – these are Japanese eggplant or aubergines that is used to make tempura, depending on the Nasu they may either be sliced into rounds, cut in half or cut into a fan shape before deep frying.

Kinoko ( mushrooms) – one of the popular ingredient for tempura. Types of mushrooms like shiitake and maitake.

Kabocha (pumpkin) – these was a thin and typically dark green skin and orange flesh. The skin is left on when cooking and is eaten together with the flesh.

Satsumaino ( sweet potato) – it is a purple skin and Yellow flesh. It is sliced thinly and the skin is left on when used for making tempura.

Shiso (perilla) – shiso leaves have a mint like flavor. They usually served as a garnish with sashimi and are also a fairly common tempura ingredient.

Kakiage (vegetables) – it’s a Patty made out of variety of julienned vegetables and seafood mixed together in tempura batter and deep fried. It’s Good for appetizers or for a toppings.

You must try to eat healthy tempura for you to experience amazing taste that you’d love to eat everyday.

SOBA

Soba is a kind of noodle food in Japan. It is a thin noodles made  from buckwheat flour, or a  combination of buckwheat and wheat flour. Soba noodles will served either chill with a dipping sauce or in hot broth like noodle soup.

It was an habit in Japan to regularly eat such kind of Soba food,  aside from it’s delicious taste it was known that eating Soba can help preventing beri- beri because it was rich in thiamine.

Soba is typically eaten using chopsticks especially in Japan. Serving the food will vary from the typ of season youll buy, chilled in the summer and hot in the winter with a soy based dashi broth. You can also add toppings depends on your choosing. Adding of toppings is done to reflect season and to balance with any other engredients.

You will surely like the food. If you visit Japan you can see this anywhere in the area because it is one the famous and business man engage to venture for it is salable.

Visit Japan and enjoy many places of attraction and try many delicious food in the city.

sashimi

Sashimi is a thinly sliced raw food. It is somewhat like a sushi,  but only differs is that sushi has vinegared rice while sashimi don’t have. Sashimi is composed with a thin sliced of different meats like beef,horse and deer, but most commonly used is the seafood.

The slices of the raw food are often presented arranged top in a bed of shredded daikon and garnished with shiso leaves and some other restaurant presented the rest of the fish alongside of the sashimi as decorations.

Mostly of the sashimi is being eaten with the used of seasoned with soy sauce by dipping each piece into small dish of soy sauce  before eating it. Depending on the type of a sashimi you can also add a little bit of wasabi or ground ginger. Sashimi is commonly used and eaten during  a trip by the travelers.

You must try the food, you will surely love it.

MISO SOUP

Miso soup (misoshiru)-  is one of the basic traditional soup in Japanese cousin. It consists of stock called “dashi” into which softened miso paste is mixed and many ingredient will mixed depending on regional and seasonal recipes and personal reference.

Miso soup into miso paste and into fermentation process. Miso paste is defined as a great deal of Miso soup character and flavor. It is a Japanese seasoning produces by fermenting soybeans with salt and the fungus Aspergillus oryzae known for Japanese kojikin and which sometimes also known for rice, barley and any other. A Miso paste that has been fermented for long will result into a Miso soup stronger, and sweet deeper taste. Miso soup that has been fermented for a shorter time will result such a white miso with lighter sweet flavor.

Fermentation is a Miso process which is called soybeans paste, is now popular food world wide. There are many varietys in performing such fermented miso. The most common dashi soup stocks for miso soup are made by of niboshi its a dried baby sardines, kombu its a dried kelp, katsoubushi it’s a thin shaving of dried smoked bonito or known for skipjack tuna, and hoshi-shiitake a dried shiitake. The kumbo can be used into combination of katsuobushi or hoshi-shiitake and the kelp or shiitake dashi served as a vegetarian soup stock.

Miso soup are used outside Japan it is known throughout the country. Many of the production uses Miso because it is very delicious and healthy foods.

Umeboshi

うめぼし
umeboshi

Umeboshi was used to translate into english word as “Japanese salt plums or pickled plums. Umeboshi are pickled ume fruits that is common in Japan. Ume (prunis mume) is a species of feuit-bearing tree in the genus Prunus, which is often called as plum. Umeboshi are extremely taste of sour and salty due to high citric acid but sweeter versions exist as well. It is round in shape and vary from smooth to every wrinkled. Umeboshi is known because of it’s ability to eat their way through the plain drawn aluminum lunch boxes commonly used in the late 1960s.

Umeboshi is being dried in the sun. It is usually eaten in a small quantities with rice for added flavor, and commonly used as an ingredient in onigiri and rice balls wrapped with nori. Another usage  of umeboshi is in “Ume chazuke” a dish of rice with poured in green tea topped with umeboshi.

Particularly, Umeboshi is being used as a cooking accent to enhance flavor and presentation. They may also serve as a complement of a drink with shochu and hot water.

Eating with Umeboshi is believed to be a digestive aid, prevention of mausea and for systemic toxicity including hang overs.

Aside from its delicious taste. You can get benefits from it. Indulge and enjoy unique food of taste in Umeboshi.

FUJI MOUNTAIN

富士山
Fuji mountain

Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan. The mountain itself look so much attractive than afar than from close up, but the views on clear days and the experience of hiking together with hundreds of people of same interest across the world is very rewarding. As you reach the top of the mountain the feeling of whelming is arising into great satisfaction.

Official climbing season into Mount Fuji is in early July to mid September, the trails and mountain facilities are open and during this period the mountain is usually free of snow, weather is mild, access transportation is easy and mountain huts are operating. For those who haven’t experience yet, its advise for you to hike during official climbing season.

Mount Fuji is very popular not only for Japanese people but also foreign visitors. The peak for climbing Mount Fuji is during the school vacation which last from around July 20 to the end of August. The peak of the peak is reached during Obon week in the middle of August. Most interesting part of climbing Mount Fuji is the camaraderie and unique experience ascending the mountain among hundreds of same minded people from across the world. It’s better to hike with the crowd because the more the merrier.

There is also off season climbing activity done few days before the official climbing season or open until around mid of September. But it’s risky and not so enjoyable because few hikers only around.

ONSEN

 
温泉

Onsen is a natural hot spring in Japan. It has nomerous hot spring in Japan that is very popular to the place. Many visitors come to take hot spring experienced.

ONSEN HOT SPA

Onsen is for what they called it as natural hot spring, it is distinguished as the minerals dissolved in the water. Different minerals provide different health benefits, and helps to relaxing in ones body and mind. Hot spring comes in many varieties indoor and outdoor, gender separated and mixed, developed and undeveloped. Some are owned by ryokan but many are public bath houses. An overnight stay at ryokan is highly recommended experience to any visitor of Japan.

ONSEN SNOW

Onsen (hot spring) are the the places where you can give time to your self by relaxing and get toxicity on your body. Onsen is now offers with snow scenery during winter. You will be able to enjoy such experience a hot water with cold air and snowflakes drifting into  your skin, it will caused extraordinary feeling that you’d love to repeat it all the time.

Onsen Snow happens every winter, when the cold air masses from Siberia blow towards Japan and picking up moisture from the Sea of Japan. The wet cold air collides with the mountains along the Sea coast in resulting to heavy snowfall.

ANIME

アニメ
Anime

Anime is a style of handrawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated in Japan. The word itself is derived from Japanese term for animation of animited media shows.  Animation is characterize by a colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. The Japanese believed to defined animation as a form of Orientalism and it is now competing worldwide.

Japanese technology  is said to be effective and progressive one. High-technology is the product of a Japanese people, they are leading world wide for it’s animation and technological industry.

Anime is a diverse art form with distinctive production methods and techniques in adaption to emergent technologies. The production of anime less on the animation movement but more on the realism of settings as well as the use of camera effects. Anime is distributed threatrically by way of television broadcast, directly to home media and over the internet. It is classified into numerous genres targeting diverse broad and niche audiences.

Japanese anime industry consists of over 430 production studios, including major names of studio Ghibli, gainax, and Toei Animation. Because of English dubbed programming Japanese films and animation successfully leading the market.

If you through Japan you will see different companies of animation that is successful in producing manga series.

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