Throughout Japan, many may be surprised to discover that the Japanese do not eat sushi every day, but in Japanese cuisine, there are many typical Japanese dishes that are definitely worth a try, being in the land of the rising sun.
Ten typical Japanese dishes, far from the stereotype of sushi
Udon (wheat noodles)
Noodles “Udon” is used in soups, as an ingredient in complex dishes and as a separate dish, usually in a liquid sauce, with various spices. Most noodles made from wheat flour, but special types it is prepared from other ingredients, including beans.
Udon is usually served hot, for example, in cake soup-Udon (kake udon), which is made on the basis of Dashi stock, seasoned soy sauce and mirin and green onions sprinkled on top. Also to cake-can add Udon tempura, tofu, fried with sugar, mirin and soy sauce, or fish fingers kamaboko. To taste you can add citime-togarashi.
Soba (buckwheat noodles)
Dish with buckwheat soba noodles. Photo by N ino from Flickr
Soba — the Japanese national dish in the form of a long brown-gray noodles made from buckwheat flour, known since the mid XVI century. Most often served to the table chilled without broth, Continue reading
Five days before international women’s day in Japan as a warm-up celebrating the holiday girls. Generally March in Japan is traditionally considered to be women’s month.
And today, March 3rd, celebrate the Holiday girls, who affectionately called Hina Matsuri – holiday of Hina dolls or Momo-but the secca (Momo-no Sekku — the feast of the peach blossom. By the way, and we have many girls call themselves “peaches” – and in General, and in particular.
In ancient times girls Holiday celebrated on the third day of the third month just as a seasonal event. At this time, the peasants were relatively free from agricultural work and could enjoy the first warm days, when you started flowering peach trees.
On this day in noble families were invited exorcists who have made special prayer services, aimed at all the troubles people have switched to paper dolls, which were then taken to swim in the river or sea. These dolls were called “nagashi-Bina”, which means – you’ll be surprised, get ready, friends, to the surprise – “dolls, lowered for the river.”
And remember the famous Japanese tradition of origami: make funny these cranes of paper, and it is believed that the one who will Continue reading
TRADITION (lat. transmission, narration) — norms and rules of life of a people, transmitted from generation to generation. Diverse traditions: historical, national, labor, educational, domestic, sports. There is a tradition of the school, class, University, faculty, Between the traditions, moral standards and qualities people have similarities and differences. Traditions formed under the influence of moral principles. They are consistent with morality. This is their similarity. But there are differences between them. The norm of morality explicitly says: we need to do that! Tradition calls — follow the example of the best representatives of the older and previous generations. Quality people — it is their personal qualities. The traditions are the result of socio-psychological fixing of their existence: mutual aid, integrity, friendliness, etc. Traditions influence the development of personal qualities. The tradition of a specific student group, school class on the main content usually Continue reading