Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I love fox noodle♪


Do you like Japanese food?
You know, we have some popular food here in Japan like Sushi, Tempura, Shabushabu…

Besides those popular menus, we have some food called unique (strange?) name.



① きつねうどん (kitsune udon) “fox udon (fox noodle)”

② たぬきそば (tanuki soba) “raccoon dog soba (raccoon dog soba)”
③ ねこまんま (neko manma) “cat rice”
④ 親子丼 (oyako don) “parents and child rice bowl”


① きつねうどん (kitsune udon) is udon with deep fried bean curd.
I’ve heard it’s because foxes like deep fried bean curd.



② たぬきそば (tanuki soba) is soba with 天かす (tenkasu) and spring onions. Tenkasu is kind of tempura.
But tenkasu doesn’t have any ingredient inside.

Should I call it “Bits of Deep-Fried Tempura Batter” maybe?

Here’s the photo of tanuki soba.



③ ねこまんま (neko manma) is rice with dried bonito and soy sauce.
The definition of neko manma is different depending on the area in Japan.

Some people call neko manma a bowl with miso soup on rice.



④ 親子丼 (oyako don) is a bowl of rice topped with chicken and eggs.

It’s because chicken and eggs are “parents and child”.

It’s cute, isn’t it?


Have you ever tried those food?

I love all of them.
If you know any interesting name of food in your language, let me know please!

7 comments:

  1. can i learn nihongo from u? :P im from malaysia. need to communicate more with ppl in the learning stage ;) hope u wont mind. (-_-)"

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  2. Anonymous2:50 PM

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  4. Alexander8:21 AM

    I accidently stumbled upon this blog, looking for a kanji I couldn't identify. Anyway, It's a cool blog with loads of interesting things, and it's well worth following. I am planning my first trip to Japan soon (and since we all have to eat) it is nice to know what food is very 'umai'.

    P.S.: In my language we have food called 'verloren brood' roughly translated as 'lost bread'; it is scrambled eggs and bread together fried in a pan. It looks like bread that has been lying on the street for a few days, but it is very tasteful! =)

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  5. Anonymous7:37 PM

    In the UK we have a food called 'toad in the hole'. It is made with sausages cooked in a Yorkshire pudding batter. The top of the sausages in the batter look like the heads of toads on a pond surface. Despite the name, it's actually quite tasty.

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  6. Anonymous9:38 PM

    In the UK we have a food called 'toad in the hole'. It's made with sausages cooked in a Yorkshire pudding batter. The top of the sausages in the batter look like the heads of toads on a pond surface. Despite the name, it's actually quite tasty.

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