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Things To Do In Japan: Must Try Foods In Japan

Japan is a country that has a lot beautiful places to see such as sacred Shinto shrines, magnificent Buddhist temples, gorgeous landscapes, and so on. But aside from the great things you can do in the country, Japan is also famous for its food. Aside from ramen and sushi, the country has a lot of great foods to offer.

Here are some of them:


Mochi

Mochi is a chewy rice cake that is made by pounding the rice. There are different types of mochi such as the sakura-mochi and Daifuku.

Sakura-mochi is filled with red bean paste and wrapped with a pickled cherry leaf. The variety varies in Japan. Tokyo creates this with having a coarse grain while Tokyo provides a smoother consistency.

Daifuku, on the other hand, is round stuffed with fillings like a sweet bean paste, or a strawberry daifuku that has a whole strawberry and sweet red bean inside.


Soba

Soba can be both enjoyed during the winter and summer. It is a long buckwheat flour noodles that are best served in the winter in a bowl of hot soy and dashi broth. In the summer, soba noodles are served cold with a dipping sauce.

Another popular in Japan is yakisoba which means “fried buckwheat”. Yakisoba is made by stirring fried the noodles with vegetables, pork, and yakisoba sauce, pickled ginger, seaweed powder, fish flakes, and Japanese mayonnaise.


Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu is slices of pork that is breaded and deep fried. It is normally served as a set meal together with shredded cabbage, rice, and miso soup.

Foodie Travellers – Foods You Have To Try In Paris

Paris is a food paradise for foodie travellers. If you are going to visit the city soon and you are concentrating on what food to taste there, here are some of our recommendations:


Baguettes

This long loaf of bread can be considered a beautiful piece of creation that is part of the French culture. The French people have been making this bread for centuries and until now, plenty of locals are still enjoying this warm loaf.

Wondering where you can find the best baguette in the city? Visit the Grenier à Pain in the Montmartre neighbourhood, which is a two-time first place winner in the Best Baguette in Paris contest that is held every year.


Croissants

Paris is where you will find the perfect croissant in the world. Do not miss the croissant au beurre, which is a little more expensive croissant blended with amazing French butter, and you may forget even your name. Visit Boulangerie au 140 in the Belleville neighbourhood to try the most savoury croissants in the city.


French cheese

There are truly a lot of incredible French cheeses to recommend, but you can never go wrong with comté and camembert. You can also try small producer cheeses as they can still blow you away with its tasty flavours. A good advice though is to make friends with the cheesemonger near you since they can provide good recommendations about the best cheeses in the city.


Macarons

Paris is a total bread and pastry lover’s dream. When it comes to macarons, there are a lot of specialty macaron shops that you can find in the city. The flavours are mostly incredible and are even beyond perfection. They are a real luxurious bite that perfectly represents Paris.