Still being in one area of the Asian continent, Japan and all its contents have adapted and been well received in Indonesia, especially when it comes to food. Various dishes typical of the State of Sakura are included in the list of popular foods that are liked by residents, such as ramen, sushi, sashimi, bento to processed bbq meat.
Even so, there are still many food terms in Japanese that are still foreign to the public. If you’re part of a team that likes to confuse the definitions and meanings of the terms on the menu at Japanese restaurants, check out the reviews below!
Yakisoba, Teppanyaki, and Tamagoyaki are some examples of foods with “Yaki” elements in their names. Yaki means fried, so the food with this name is cooked by frying it.
Did you know that the word “Don” in a typical Japanese dish is an abbreviation of the word Donburi, you know. Donburi has the meaning of a bowl so the food with the name “Don” means food that is usually served in a bowl, such as a rice bowl. You must have often seen one of these “Don” menus, namely Katsudon, a dish filled with rice served with chicken or meat on top.
Foods that contain the element “Aburi” in their name mean baked goods. There are many menus in Japanese restaurants that are processed by burning, such as types of fish, sushi, or sashimi.
- Shiru or Jiru
Shiru or Jiru means soup, the dish on the menu named “Shiru” or “Jiru” means soup. The most common are Miso Shiru, aka soup with miso sauce, and Butajru, which means soup with pork.
Age is not read like age in English, the word “Age” is the last word used to mean a menu that is processed by deep fryings, such as chicken karaage.
Hearing the word “Mushi” immediately rang Chawanmushi, right? Processed eggs are steamed and have a soft texture that makes them keep adding up. Yep, the word “Mushi” on the menu at a Japanese restaurant means food prepared by steaming.
“Maki” is often behind sushi menu choices, because “Maki” basically means roll. Sushi made by hand rolled manually is called Temaki sushi. There are also other names such as Maki sushi rolls, Japanase tuna maki, Spicy salmon maki, and many more.
Well, those were some of the terms on the menu at Japanese restaurants that can be used as a reference before you order food. Guaranteed not to be wrong again if you already know about it.