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Popular Korean and Japanese Food Culture and Gastronomy

Japan & Korea Cuisine and Food Culture


The Japanese Cuisine and Korean Cuisine have very little on common. The Korean cuisine is very spicy, Japanese cuisine has more delicate flavors. There is cross-over because of the Japanese occupation of Korea, but not much.

Korea Cuisine: Korean cuisine has a set of traditional foods and preparation techniques that set it apart from other types of Asian Cuisine. This food cuisine culture is known for its rich flavors and distinctive spiciness, as well as its nutritional benefits. Korean cuisine is a combination of Japanese and Chinese Cooking Techniques in preparing food. If compared to Japanese cuisine, it relies less on fish and seafood; if compared to Chinese, it relies less on oil. Korean foods tend to be spicier with the mix of chili in their dishes, than Japanese or Chinese dishes. Other common spices are sesame and ginger. In Korean cuisine pickling of food is done instead of cooking vegetables. Pickled vegetables in Korean are known as kimchi.

Japanese Cuisine: Japanese Cuisine incorporates the dishes with elements as well as food preparation processes borrowed from foreign countries and refined and modified by Japanese Cookery innovators. The Japanese cuisine offers a very large range of dishes and regional specialties. If thinking of Japanese food, Sushi, raw fish, tempura, tofu is the first food recipes which come in everybody’s mind. Japanese Cuisine is the assemblage of staple foodstuffs including noodles, rice, soup and several items made up of vegetable, crabs, fish, tofu and meat. Spices and flavors like Soy sauce, miso and dashi are added with the low fat dishes. Various sorts of Noodles, which are the vital element of Japanese Culinary, were undoubtedly adopted from Chinese Cuisines.

Soups
Healthy Suimono
Arrow Suimono Arrow Miso Shiru
Arrow Seafood and Vegetables in Broth
 
Main Dish Seafood
Marinated Ginger Shrimp
Arrow Marinated Ginger Shrimp Arrow California Roll

Japan & Korea Spices & Special Ingredients


Japanese Ingredients: Japanese food is deeply rooted in traditions and very little change can be noticed throughout the years. Here are some of the simple and fresh Japanese Cooking Ingredients, Bamboo Shoots, Beancurd, Cucumber, Dashi, Dried Bonito, Eggplant, Enoki Mushrooms, Ginger, Mirin, Miso, Mitsuba, Noodles, Radish, Rice, Sake, Seaweed, Sesame, Shitake Mushrooms, Soy Sauce, Spring Onions, Vinegar, and Wasabi.

Korean Ingredients: Korean kitchen is diversified with a wide range of ingredients, flavors and styles. Their ingredients come from the mountains to the fields to the seas, all in close quarters on the Korean peninsula. Here are the three most important seasonings ingredients found in the Korean cuisine, ganjang (soy sauce), gochujang (hot pepper paste) and doenjang (soybean paste). Other important ingredients include chamgireum (sesame seed oil), cooking wine, mulyeot (corn syrup) and anchovy powder. Sesame seed, corn syrup, anchovy powder, garlic, green onions, gochugaru and shiitake mushrooms are other ingredients also commonly used in Korean food.

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Korean Soba
Arrow Cold Noodles with Dipping Sauce
Arrow Soba with Toasted Sesame Seed Sauce
 
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Flavored Coffee Jelly
Arrow Coffee Jelly Arrow Peanut Butter Mochi
Arrow Red Bean Cake    

Japan & Korea Specialty Cookwares and Kitchen Appliances


The Japanese and Koreans just like the rest of the world uses very typical and usual kitchenwares and cookware sets. But one thing both the communities have understood which is a quality cookware and utensils will significantly improve the flavor and taste of food, as well as make for more nourishing and satisfying meals. These people use a lot of natural cooking mediums appliances such as porcelain, bamboo, ceramic, wood, earthenware & cast-iron cookwares like pots, pans, serving plates, dishes etc. any such natural kitchen utensils do not interact negatively with the food. Apart of their cooking ingredient secrets this might be few other reasons of creating delicious and healthy Japanese and Korean cuisine.

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Healthy Bean Curd
Arrow Korean Pickled Vegetables Arrow Kim Chi
Arrow Korean Spinach Salad Arrow Broiled Bean Curd
Arrow Japanese Chicken Wings Arrow Japanese Rice Crackers
 
Main Dishes Meat
Delicious Teriyaki Beef
Arrow Korean Barbecued Short Ribs Arrow Korean Braised Short Ribs
Arrow Korean Barbecued Beef Arrow Japanese Chicken Over Rice
Arrow Hiranaka Sukiyaki Arrow Sukiyaki
Arrow Teriyaki Beef Stir-Fry    
 
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Mustard Dipping Sauce
Arrow Japanese Shrimp Sauce Arrow Sakura Sauce
Arrow Japanese Mustard Dipping
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