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Bento

    Traditional boxed meal, served in a lacquer or plastic box with individual compartments for each food

California maki

    Cooked crab, avocado, and cucumber maki sushi

Chirashi sushi

    Assortment of sliced raw fish and vegetables on a bed of rice

Donburi

    A type of large bowl; dishes that end in "-don" are served in a this type of bowl and feature a topping on a bed of rice

Futo maki

    Large roll about two inches thick, available with a variety of cooked fillings

Goma-ae

    Cold boiled spinach with a ground sesame seed dressing

Gyoza

    Large, sealed, fried and them steamed dumplings filled with either meat or seafood

Kappa maki

    Cucumber roll made with small slivers of cucumber

Kara-age

    Deep fried chicken in ginger sauce

Oshinko maki

    Maki sushi made with pickled daikon, a large radish

Oyako-don

    Chicken, egg, and scallions on a bed of rice

Miso shiro

    Soup made from fish stock (dashi) and fermented soybean paste

Sake

    Fermented rice wine with approximately the same alchohol content as table wine

Sashimi

    Assorted pieces of sliced, raw fish presented on a plate, sometimes with rice on the side

Shabu-shabu

    Thinly sliced beef and vegetables cooked in a simmering stock by diners at the table; served with a variety of dipping sauces

Shoyu

    Japanese soy sauce

Sukiyaki

    Thinly sliced meat, seafood, or vegetables cooked in a pot of simmering broth at the table

Suimono

    Clear soup embellished with artfully cut vegetables and bite-size pieces of tofu, fish, chicken or egg, then garnished with fresh herbs

Soba

    Thin, long brown noodles made from buckwheat flour, served with a soy-based dipping sauce

Tatsuta-age

    Fried chicken wings

Ten-don

    Tempura served in a bowl on a bed of rice

Tempura

    Deep fried shrimp and vegetables with a light, delicate breading, served with a ginger flavored dipping sauce

Teriyaki

    A sweet sauce made with soy sauce, sugar, and sweet rice wine applied to grilled foods

Tonkatsu

    Deep fried pork cutlet served on a bed of shredded cabbage

Udon

    Round or flat chewy noodles made from white flour often served in a hot broth with a variety of meat, seafood, or vegetables

Wasabi

    A strong, spicy green horseradish-like condiment

Yaki-soba

    Soba stir-fried with vegetables

Yaki-tori

    Grilled chicken on a skewer

Yakko-dofu

    Cold bean curd with grated ginger, dried fish flakes, scallions, and soy sauce

 

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Entrance

Principles

Chopsticks

Basics

Sushi

Phrases

Glossary