Japanese Food Index (Japanese cuisine terms)

Japanese Food Index (Japanese cuisine terms)Japanese Food Index

Welcome to my Japanese Food Index.
You will find here Japanese cuisine terms in alphabetical order.
Terms are linked to the best suited articles.

A

Anko – sweet paste made of red bean azuki

B

Bentō – lunchbox

C

Chaire – special container for matcha tea
Chaji – formal tea meeting
Chakai – informal tea meeting
Chakaiseki – meal prepared for tea ceremony (another term for chaseki)
Cha-no-yu – general term for art of tea and tea ceremony, literally “hot water for tea”
Chaseki – meal prepared for tea ceremony (another term for chakaiseki)
Chasen – brush made of one piece of bamboo used to mix matcha
Chashaku – thin bamboo “spoon” for taking matcha out of the container
Chasitsu – tea room or tea pavilion (another term for sukiya)
Chirashizushi “scattered sushi”; rice with a variety of toppings served in a bowl
Chūmaki – type of medium sized makizushi

D

Daifuku – a type of large sweet rice cake with variety of fillings

E

Ehōmaki – typ of not cut makizushi, “lucky direction roll”

F

Futomaki – type of large sized makizushi

G

Gunkanmaki – type of sushi preferable to serve roe

H

Hosomaki – type of small sized makizushi

I

Ika – squid
Ikura
– a roe of salmon

J

K

Kai – clam (sometimes pronounced “gai”)
Kaiseki – a multicourse meal typical for Kansai region

L

There is no sound “L” in Japanese language!

M

Matcha – powdered green tea or drink made with such tea
Maki (makizushi)
– type of “rolled” sushi
Mochi – sweet rice cakes (another term for omochi) – recipe
Mochiko – sticky rice flour used in omochi
Mochitsuki – ceremony of preparation of New Year’s omochi

N

Natsume – special container for matcha tea
Nigiri (nigirizushi) – type of sushi, oval portion of rice with fish
Nori – type of seaweed, often used in sushi

O

Omochi – sweet rice cakes (another term for mochi) – recipe

P

R

Ramen (rāmen) – noodles or soup with such noodles inspired by Chinese noodles/soup lāmiàn

S

Sadō – general term for art of tea, literally “The Way of Tea”
Sukiya – tea room or tea pavilion (another term for chashitsu)

T

Tamago – egg
Tamagoyaki – type of Japanese sweet omelette
Temaki (temakizushi) – cone made of pressed seaweed nori that is filled with toppings

U

Uramaki – type of “reversed” makizushi

V

W

Z

 

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