I have respect for real Japanese sushi, and things like Toro, Unagi, Sake and Maguro nigiri are all great.
not doing much better.
Not all Japanese food is sushi. Japanese cuisine is fantastic, I agree with this statement. But there is a lot more to it than just raw fish. I personally love: donburi
- various items on top of a bowl of rice, can include raw fish (called chirashi
), also oyako-don
which is a flavorful egg scramble with onions and chicken nabe
- a pot of broth with vegetables and meat boiling in it, yosenabe
is a seafood pot, sukiyaki
is beef and veggies in a soy-based broth, shabu shabu
is a seaweed-based broth (i believe, anyway) and involves thinly sliced beef, tofu and vegetables and several dipping sauces ramen
- chashuu ramen is my favorite... tororo ramen
(sweet potato) is good in small doses but the sliminess is gross sometimes. hamberg steak - japanese flavor meatloaf... mmmmm.... then of course there's okonomiyaki and a million other things.