Popular dishes you should definitely try during your vacation in Japan

By TravelWiseFeb 23, 2024 09:50 AMNews
Sushi is the most popular Japanese food
Sushi is the most popular Japanese food. Source: Freepik

Apart from advanced technology and a culture of happy holidays, Japanese food is another major advantage that attracts tourists from all over the world.

There is a wide range of dishes that are prepared and served uniquely, offering a holistic view of the country's rich traditions. If you are planning to visit this wonderful place, be sure to try these dishes, News Bytes writes.

Popular dishes you should definitely try during your vacation in Japan
Mochi. Source: Freepik


Onigiri, also called omusubi or nigirimeshi, is one of the most popular dishes in Japan.

It is made of white rice, shaped into cylindrical or triangular shapes, and often wrapped in nori (dried edible seaweed).

It is eaten with the hands and can be enjoyed on the go, making it a "portable dish".


No trip to Japan is complete without a taste of ramen. The quintessential Japanese noodle, it is served in broth and available in a variety of flavours, fillings, and combinations.

Some of the most common varieties on offer include soy sauce and miso with toppings such as nori and menma.

Due to its popularily, you can easily find this dish anywhere in the country.


Okonomiyaki are savoury pancakes made from flour. Some common ingredients include cabbage, pickled ginger, and sauces such as mayonnaise, aonori (dried seaweed flakes), and katsuobushi (bonito flakes).

Also called "okono," this dish is served hot and has a slightly sweet taste. Ginger makes it spicy, and sauces make it smoky.

The texture is crispy and creamy at the same time.


Sushi is another dish that you just can't miss.

Prepared with vinegar rice, it contains a variety of ingredients, including raw vegetables such as zucchini, cucumber, bell pepper, avocado, etc.

Sushi is served with soy sauce and is mostly flavoured with wasabi, a spicy paste made from the stem of the Wasabia japonica plant.


Mochi is a rice cake that is incredibly stretchy. It is made from pounded steamed rice and filled with sweet bean paste.

Besides rice, its main ingredients are water, sugar, and cornstarch.

Traditionally eaten during a Japanese ceremony called mochitsuki, it is gluten- and cholesterol-free.

In addition, one serving of this dish contains only 96 calories, which makes it healthy.

Earlier, TravelWise told you people in which countries eat the most and what threats their residents face.

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