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post #31 of 82
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Originally Posted by ratboycom View Post
Dont forget everyone's favorite: Nato! If you are a gaijin (any kind not just us crackers) and can eat that then you truely like Japanese food. Personally, I can eat it, I can eat a whole bowl of it if I need to but I dont really go to far out of my way to eat it. Might I order it as a side? Occasionally, yes. Takoyaki is also quite good when made right.

NATO has its own cuisine? Christ, it's bad enough that they've got their own black heli units.
post #32 of 82
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Originally Posted by Brian SD View Post
tako is disgusting in every shape and form. I detest cephalopods.

Nattou is disgusting.

You will change your mind about Tako.

Regarding Nattou...you speak the truth...ain't no getting used to that mound of decaying beans.
post #33 of 82
I'm not really trying to be a cultural elitist or anything, I just hate it when people say, that they love sushi, or more annoyingly, "Japanese food". My automatic assumption based on my own personal real life experience, (whether right or wrong) is that when most people say this, they mean Maki, or at most, Nigiri.

It's like someone who's sole experience with Mexican food is Taco Bell claiming to love mexican food. How would you know? You've probably never really eaten any!

Some of my favorite Japanese dishes that nobody ever mentions:

Kare Raisu - Japanese style curry and rice
Yakizakana -a flame grilled whole fish... mmm
Shabu Shabu - very thinly sliced meat, usually beef, vegetables, and tofu is dipped into a hot soup to cook it, and then into ponzu vinegar
Tonkatsu - ok, so I mention it all the time, and its pretty readily available here in the US... but many times it's not done properly, or the restaraunt uses chicken instead of pork... etc. When done right, It's excellent!
Korokke - A "croquette" usually prepared the same way as katsu (coated with bread crumbs and deep fried) but contains a mixture of other things (my favorite being mashed potatoes)
post #34 of 82
Shabu Shabu was becoming the new "sushi" the last time I was in LA. Pretty trendy.
post #35 of 82
yea like omgz i love california rolls their the best sushiz ever
post #36 of 82
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
Shabu Shabu was becoming the new "sushi" the last time I was in LA. Pretty trendy.

...great...

post #37 of 82
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
I'm not really trying to be a cultural elitist or anything, I just hate it when people say, that they love sushi, or more annoyingly, "Japanese food". My automatic assumption based on my own personal real life experience, (whether right or wrong) is that when most people say this, they mean Maki, or at most, Nigiri.

It's like someone who's sole experience with Mexican food is Taco Bell claiming to love mexican food. How would you know? You've probably never really eaten any!

Some of my favorite Japanese dishes that nobody ever mentions:

Kare Raisu - Japanese style curry and rice
Yakizakana -a flame grilled whole fish... mmm
Shabu Shabu - very thinly sliced meat, usually beef, vegetables, and tofu is dipped into a hot soup to cook it, and then into ponzu vinegar
Tonkatsu - ok, so I mention it all the time, and its pretty readily available here in the US... but many times it's not done properly, or the restaraunt uses chicken instead of pork... etc. When done right, It's excellent!
Korokke - A "croquette" usually prepared the same way as katsu (coated with bread crumbs and deep fried) but contains a mixture of other things (my favorite being mashed potatoes)
I like Tonkatsu a lot. It is probably my favorite japanese dish. Good shabu-shabu is also very good. I also like wappa-meshi. The rest of what I have eaten, as I say above, is just too darn sweet.
post #38 of 82
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I don't like Thai. I prefer Vietnamese.

Viet war vet?
post #39 of 82
+1 on Korokke. They also serve it at Korean restaurants. Love that sauce that often comes with it. But is this really japanese? they seem to have stolen it from the Dutch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croquette
post #40 of 82
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
+1 on Korokke. They also serve it at Korean restaurants. Love that sauce that often comes with it.

But is this really japanese? they seem to have stolen it from the Dutch.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croquette

And Katsu was stolen from the Portugese, Curry was stolen from India by way of China... whatever. They stole all these things over a century ago, so now they are Japanese food. I wonder who salted fish first and put it on a grill? The Japanese are notoriously incapable of coming up with their own ideas, they just take other people's ideas and make them BETTER.

post #41 of 82
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
+1 on Korokke. They also serve it at Korean restaurants. Love that sauce that often comes with it. But is this really japanese? they seem to have stolen it from the Dutch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croquette
The Japanese have a tendency to appropriate foreign dishes, make a spin off of it and thus have their own version, which tends to be delicious. Hambaagu Steiki (Hamberg Steak) is a Japanese flavor meatloaf that's absolutely fantastic. I second TS's Curry & Rice. Japanese curry is umai!
post #42 of 82
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
And Katsu was stolen from the Portugese, Curry was stolen from India by way of China... whatever. They stole all these things over a century ago, so now they are Japanese food. I wonder who salted fish first and put it on a grill? The Japanese are notoriously incapable of coming up with their own ideas, they just take other people's ideas and make them BETTER.


I don't care where it came from, it's awesome. Would love to try the Dutch version too, which, according to wikipedia is incredibly popular as well.
post #43 of 82
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
And Katsu was stolen from the Portugese, Curry was stolen from India by way of China... whatever. They stole all these things over a century ago, so now they are Japanese food. I wonder who salted fish first and put it on a grill? The Japanese are notoriously incapable of coming up with their own ideas, they just take other people's ideas and make them BETTER.


That's the whole genesis of their car and camera industry.
post #44 of 82
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I like Tonkatsu a lot. It is probably my favorite japanese dish. Good shabu-shabu is also very good. I also like wappa-meshi. The rest of what I have eaten, as I say above, is just too darn sweet.
Well what have you eaten exactly? Almost none of what I mentioned is "sweet". In fact, most Japanese food isn't sweet. Quite a few condiments are sweet, but only because most Japanese food is salty, citrusy, or bitter. It goes well with it. The only things I can think of right off the top of my head as "sweet" are unagi no kabayaki, yakitori, and other sauced and then grilled items. And then it's only because of the sauce (similar in some ways to barbeque or teriyaki sauce here in the states).
post #45 of 82
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
That's the whole genesis of their car and camera industry.

And art, and architecture to some extent, probably weapons as well (pre and post isolationist).
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