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.
Anko – sweet paste made of red bean azuki
Bentō – lunchbox
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
Daifuku – a type of large sweet rice cake with variety of fillings
Ehōmaki – typ of not cut makizushi, “lucky direction roll”
Futomaki – type of large sized makizushi
Gunkanmaki – type of sushi preferable to serve roe
Hosomaki – type of small sized makizushi
Ika – squid
Ikura – a roe of salmon
Kai – clam (sometimes pronounced “gai”)
Kaiseki – a multicourse meal typical for Kansai region
There is no sound “L” in Japanese language!
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
Ramen (rāmen) – noodles or soup with such noodles inspired by Chinese noodles/soup lāmiàn
Tamago – egg
Tamagoyaki – type of Japanese sweet omelette
Temaki (temakizushi) – cone made of pressed seaweed nori that is filled with toppings
Uramaki – type of “reversed” makizushi
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