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  • Omurice is a go-to comfort food served in Japanese diners.

  • An omelet is sliced to reveal creamy scrambled eggs served over fried rice and topped with demi-glace.

  • These small pancake balls filled with octopus are a popular street snack in Japan.

  • They're topped with mayo, seaweed flakes, and dried fish shavings (or bonito flakes).

  • Sugar is used to make these miniature animal sculptures, which take only five minutes to mold.

  • But you might not want to eat this candy art when you see the final product.

  • If you've ever wanted to try an octopus lollipop, the Nishiki market has you covered.

  • These baby octopus are candied and grilled before they're stuffed with a hard-boiled quail egg.

  • If you've got a spare 1,000 dollars lying around, we recommend trying this burger loaded with Wagyu beef, a 1-kilo patty, foie gras, Japanese cheddar, and shaved truffles.

  • Did we mention its served on a gold-leaf-covered bun?

  • Head to Kaiten Sushi, a rotating sushi restaurant, for 1-dollar sushi immediately delivered to your seat.

  • Raisins line the bottom of these cheesecakes, which taste similar to sponge cake.

  • Meringue mixed with cream cheese gives the cake its signature fluffiness and jiggle.

  • At Ichiran, you place your ramen order using a ticket machine.

  • The most popular dish is a warm bowl of milky tonkotsu, or pork-based broth.

  • This dish is a twist on tamago kake gohan, a popular breakfast of rice topped with a raw egg.

  • But instead of raw eggs, these are poached.

  • Poke them and you'll get a tiny explosion.

  • Yaki soba, or fried buckwheat noodles, are a staple of Japanese street food.

  • Veggies, meat, and sweet and savory sauces are blended together on a giant grill to make this filling dish.

  • This desert is made of shaved ice, sweetened with condensed milk.

  • It comes in flavors like matcha, red bean paste, melon, and mango.

  • These pancakes are taller and thicker than your average pancake.

  • And that's thanks to extra egg whites.

  • Top them with boba pearls, fresh berries, whipped creamthe options are endless.

  • Tofu skin, or uba, is a common ingredient in Japanese cooking that has a consistency similar to mozzarella.

  • To make it, soy milk is simmered in a hot pot.

  • The layer of skin that forms is then served with soy sauce and sesame seeds.

  • Despite the name, melon pan has no melon in it.

  • The sweet bun has a crusty outer layer and a fluffy interior, and comes in sweet and savory varieties like whipped cream or beef and shirataki noodles.

  • Made with rice and corn syrup, this popular dessert could be found as street vendors like those at Asakusa Market.

  • Nuts and dried fruits are often added to the mix.

  • This noodle dish is made from a seaweed-based, gelatin-like substance, which gives the noodles their signature transparent look.

  • They're either pressed through molds or cut by hand.

  • Head to this food court to try 9 types of ramen.

  • This so-called Ramen Museum is a recreation of 1958 Tokyo in celebration of the year instant noodles were invented.

  • Forget sprinkles or hot fudge.

  • Edible gold foil takes this ice cream to the next level.

  • Kinpaku, or gold leaf, is popular in Kanazawa on Japan's west coast.

  • The rich marbling and buttery flavor make Wagyu the most prized beef in the world.

  • These juicy, textured eggs are cooked in a square pan and doused in sweet and savory sauces.

  • Each steamed bun called manju is filled with a thick red bean paste.

  • The subtle, salty exterior balances out the sweeter filling.

  • These buns are often gifted for good luck.

  • Some of the fastest mochi-pounders in all of Japan make these soft, chewy rice cakes by hand through a process known as mochitsuki, or mochi pounding.

  • The red bean paste inside makes these treats extra sweet and gooey.

  • There are many different styles of this savory pancake, but the batter is typically mixed with scallions, eggs, noodles, cheese, and a drizzle of Worcestershire-like sauce on top.

  • Shrimp, a mix of seasonal veggies, and an entire white fish are deep fried to make this loaded order of tempura.

  • A drizzle of soy dressing completes the oversized rice bowl, or donburi.

  • These sweet treats are a street food staple in Japan.

  • A generous chunk of red bean paste, chocolate, or custard is sandwiched between cake-like batter to make these lucky fish.

Omurice is a go-to comfort food served in Japanese diners.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2022/09/07
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