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FOOD GLOSSARY
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nabemono.. quick cooked stew.
nasu.. Japanese eggplant.
natto.. sticky fermented soybeans.
nigiri-zushi.. raw fish over small molded pieces of vinegared rice.
nihon-shu.. specific word for rice wine (sake).
nimono.. foods stewed in sake and soy sauce.
noren.. split curtain placed in a door entry. Commonly found in eateries.
nori.. dried seaweed which comes in very thin sheets.
nuka.. rice bran (used to pickle vegetables).
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oden.. fish, fish cake and vegetables simmered in broth.
oishii.. word meaning delicious.
okonomiyaki.. egg "pancakes" containing diced seafood, vegetables, or meat, that are grilled and topped with a savory sauce.
oshinko.. pickles ("fresh fragrence").
onigiri.. rice ball.
osechi ryoori.. traditional New Year's food.
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ramen.. Chinese style egg noodles.
renkon.. lotus root.
ringo.. apple.
robatayaki.. restaurant specializing in grilled foods.
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saba.. mackerel.
sakana.. generic word for "fish".
sake.. salmon.
o-sake.. rice wine ("nihon-shu"), the -o is an honorific.
sarada.. salad.
sashimi.. raw fish served without rice.
sato.. sugar.
sato-imo.. a small, round, pototo like taro root ("country potato").
shabu-shabu.. thin slices of beef quick cooked in broth with vegetables.
shiitake.. Japan's best known mushroom.
shio.. salt.
shiso.. the green perilla leaf, usually served with sashimi (also called "beefsteak leaf). Purple shiso leaf is highly prized for it's use in pickles.
shoyu.. soy sauce.
shungiku.. chrysanthemum leaves, edible and used in stews. Quite tasty.
soba.. buckwheat noodles. A favorite served hot or cold.
somen.. very thin, white flour noodles served cold in summer.
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tabemono.. food
takenoko.. bamboo shoots
tako.. octopus.
tamago.. egg.
tara.. cod.
tekka-maki.. rolled sushi made with raw tuna.
tendon.. rice topped with tempura fried shrimp.
tenpura.. lightly batter-fried seafood and vegetables.
tofu.. soy bean curd. A delicious and healthy alternative to meats.
tori.. chicken (meat)
tsukemono.. Japanese style pickled vegetables.
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wakame.. a variety of seaweed.
wan.. bowl (of soup)
waribashi.. throwaway wooden chopsticks.
wasabi.. very hot, green Japanese horseradish.
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yaki.. grilled.
yasai.. generic term for vegetable.
yose-nabe.. a stew made from whatever is available.
yudofu.. tofu simmered in hot water along with kombu seaweed.
yushoku.. dinner.
yuzu.. A highly prized and expensive lemon like citrus.
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zaru-soba.. cold soba (buckwheat noodles), with a topping of nori strips.
zuke.. pickled.
zume.. stuffed.
 
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