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Japanese Food Culture – What You Should Know

Japanese Food Culture – What You Should Know

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Japan is located in Asia and consists of thousands of islands. The four major islands are called Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. The Japanese climate contains drastic extremes, ranging from the very cold northern Hokkaido to the subtropical islands of southern Okinawa. As many as 80% of the country's area consists of mountains or forests, just over 14% is cultivated, and slightly over 4% is built up. Of the cultivated areas, mainly rice is grown there. There are 126.8 million inhabitants in Japan, of whom 43% live in one of the major coastal cities of Tokyo (capital), Osaka, and Nagoya. The population density in Japan is the highest in the world. Japan is a monarchy and the most common religions are Shinto and Buddhism. Japanese Food culture Japan is a very special country ...
A Guide to Japanese Food Culture

A Guide to Japanese Food Culture

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If one were to ask around what Japanese food is, the vast majority would probably answer sushi. And yes, Tokyo is actually sushi's home town, but Japanese food is still so much more than that! There are noodle dishes in plenty, deep-fried foods such as kushiage and tempura, okonomiyaki which is like a Japanese equivalent of pizza, a schnitzel-like dish of tonkatsu, chicken skewers, casseroles of all kinds, and the list could be made endless. If you enjoy cooking and are interested in how the food culture can differ from one country to another, you should definitely take and study Japanese cuisine more closely. Japanese cuisine culture The country's cooking has always been characterized by a number of very important principles, some of which are; the care of the different primar...
A Guide to Thai Food Culture

A Guide to Thai Food Culture

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Thai food culture Thai cuisine offers tasty, and often but not always spicy, foods where the ingredients should be fresh and fresh with a base in meat, fish, seafood, and vegetables. Inspiration comes from other Asian countries and to Sweden, Thai cooking is said to have come in the 1980s. Common ingredients in Thai food culture Tastes and methods in Thai cooking originate from other Eastern countries. Many spices come from India and frying and frying are originally from China. The spicy food gained momentum during the 16th century when missionaries from Portugal brought chili from South America to Thailand. Some of the most common ingredients in Thai cooking are bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, celery, fish sauce, coconut milk, ginger, rice, noodles, shrimp paste, turmeric, lemong...