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Favorite food

Postby Andialu » May 23rd, 2006 5:53 am

Currently I'm addicted to okonomiyaki (お好み焼き:おこのみやき). I live in Torrance CA so there are alot of great j-restaraunts around. My favorite is mixed seafood with pork, Oosaka Style (大阪:おおさか).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okonomiyaki

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Postby Charles » May 23rd, 2006 8:48 am

Do California rolls count?

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Postby croasian » April 1st, 2007 8:00 am

Omusoba~!! It's the same idea as omurice, but with yakisoba.

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Re: Your favorite Japanese food?

Postby Ulver_684 » April 2nd, 2007 10:37 am

The Frankensteiner wrote:For me it's gotta be Edamame!
I could eat those delicious little beans forever and a day. It's freaking addicting!

What about you guys?

P.S. Has anyone here tried Natto? Can you describe it to me?


My favorite Japanese food is SUSHI! I LOVE FISH! 8) :wink: :D

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Re: Your favorite Japanese food?

Postby MattTheCat » April 2nd, 2007 4:06 pm

Ulver_684 wrote:My favorite Japanese food is SUSHI! I LOVE FISH! 8) :wink: :D


This is a common misunderstanding. Sushi is anything with vinegared rice. There's even vegetarian sushi. What most people in the West think of as sushi is actually sashimi (usually raw fish/seafood, though some like tako can be cooked because of the consistency when raw. I also hear that there's non-seafood sashimi, but I've never tried it).

OT, sashimi is one of my favorites. Of all sashimi, I prefer maguro/toro. Very few places in my area properly prepare it, though. Only two places that I have tried actually taste fresh.
Takoyaki is another. Again, only a couple of places in my area make it decently. The other places it's like chewing on rubber.

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Re: Your favorite Japanese food?

Postby Ulver_684 » April 3rd, 2007 6:59 am

MattTheCat wrote:
Ulver_684 wrote:My favorite Japanese food is SUSHI! I LOVE FISH! 8) :wink: :D


This is a common misunderstanding. Sushi is anything with vinegared rice. There's even vegetarian sushi. What most people in the West think of as sushi is actually sashimi (usually raw fish/seafood, though some like tako can be cooked because of the consistency when raw. I also hear that there's non-seafood sashimi, but I've never tried it).

OT, sashimi is one of my favorites. Of all sashimi, I prefer maguro/toro. Very few places in my area properly prepare it, though. Only two places that I have tried actually taste fresh.
Takoyaki is another. Again, only a couple of places in my area make it decently. The other places it's like chewing on rubber.


Thank you for telling me my truth and for pointing me that out! 8) :wink:

I didn't know it was call Sashimi! :shock: :P

oohhh gosh I'm so stupid that no one tries to correct me when I say that's a Sushi on a restaurant! :lol: :twisted:

East meets West! :wink:
West meets East! :wink:

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Postby MattTheCat » April 3rd, 2007 10:33 am

No problem. It's a common misconception that is quite understandable, considering that a lot of sushi uses slices of raw fish. It doesn't help that popular media misportrays it, too. Kinda (loosely) reminds me of "futon". Ask a native Japanese person and a native North American person what a futon is, and you'll get two radically different answers.

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Postby bonitoclub » April 5th, 2007 1:56 pm

Kitsune domburi, sliced marinated tofu over rice, had it in restaurants when we visited Kyoto. The lady at our inn said it was kansai home cooking and asked us how they did it in restaurants. She said that's just how she does it but her husband complains she doesn't make it right - cause he's from Osaka!

Oh and I love natto.

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Postby Outkast » April 6th, 2007 8:15 am

I can't remember the name for it, but I love the fried tako (octopus) balls.

Someone has to know what I'm talking about...

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Postby MattTheCat » April 6th, 2007 10:05 am

Outkast wrote:I can't remember the name for it, but I love the fried tako (octopus) balls.

蛸焼, takoyaki.

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Postby Outkast » April 7th, 2007 2:22 am

That's it... Good stuff.

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Postby Ulver_684 » April 7th, 2007 4:39 am

MattTheCat wrote:
Outkast wrote:I can't remember the name for it, but I love the fried tako (octopus) balls.

蛸焼, takoyaki.


Chinese people also have taco call eggroll and it's very delicious too! :twisted: :D

They have similar food too! 8) :wink:

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Postby atomsk » April 9th, 2007 4:58 am

yaki niku grilled on charcoal. because it goes so well with beer ^^

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Postby Ulver_684 » April 12th, 2007 12:11 pm

atomsk wrote:yaki niku grilled on charcoal. because it goes so well with beer ^^


Yeah your right! Beer is very delicious and lets not forget the wine! ummmm 8) :wink:

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Postby wolfmaster » June 1st, 2007 2:11 pm

Yakitori all the way!! I remember eating at this small joint near Roppongi, it was SO GOOD!! I also love Ramen!!!


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